Thursday November 23, 2017 at 9am in the main church. Join us as we give thanks to God for all the blessings in our life on this special civic holiday.
Join us on Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 pm in the church for The Schola of the Maryland State Boy Choir for an Advent Vespers service.
For a night of light with wax candles all burning.
For types and figures of Christ worth their lessons in learning.
To hear songs and short readings that tie the season together.
Come and join us on Saturday Dec. 16th from 7-8pm for a candle lit prayer vigil service with scriptural readings, preaching, and traditional Advent chant and songs. Reception to follow at 8pm. Confessions available at 6:16pm before the event.
Come join us for our annual screening of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life". It will take place in the church hall at 6:30pm on Friday December 15th. Please bring a donation for Pregnancy Center North to help mothers and children in need. Monetary donations, diapers, baby food, clothes, and other items are always welcome. Refreshments will be provided for your viewing pleasure. Come see why life is worth living and that no life is a waste.
Masses in the main church at 12:00pm (noon) and 7:00pm. This is a holy day of obligation. For more info about the immaculate conception, please visit: this link
The theme is "Gifts for the Tiny King":
• Sunday Dec 10th - Br. Simon Teller, O.P. will discuss, "Why Give Gifts?"
• Sunday Dec 17th - Br. Damian Day, O.P. will discuss, "Mysterious Gifts of the Magi."
Join us at 6:15pm in the church hall for dinner and discussion
“Christmas Gifts for the homeless and those in need”. Our annual Giving Tree for the benefit of the Franciscan Center will be set up in the vestibule of the church on November 25. Please select an ornament and place you NEW unwrapped gift (please no hangers or boxes) in the container marked “Giving Tree” located behind the pews at the entrance to the church. Please deliver all gifts to us by December 11 at the latest. Thank you for your generosity to those in need.
A Blessed & Holy Christmas!
from Saints Philip & James Parish
Sat December 23: Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent: 4:00 pm
Sun December 24: Mass for 4th Sunday of Advent: 7:30 am & 10:30 am
Christmas Vigil: 5:00pm
Mon December 25: Midnight Mass-music at 11:30 pm
Our next meeting will be on Monday December 4th at 6:30pm in the St Thomas lounge in the parish hall. The book is Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives by Pope Benedict XVI. It's available new or used on amazon.com as well as at Enoch Pratt Library.
Here's an excellent opportunity to enter into the celebration of Christmas with mind and heart engaged. This will also be our advent/Christmas celebration so you are free to bring snacks to share. Invite a friend to read!