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
Monday January 1: Noon Mass in the main church (not a holy day of obligation)
Kindly Note: 1. since Christmas falls on a Monday this year, the Christmas Vigil (i.e., Christmas Eve) Mass is on a Sunday. That Mass -see above- fulfills the obligation for Christmas, but not for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Since Sunday is also a day of obligation, parishioners need to go either to the Saturday evening Mass or one of the two Sunday morning Masses. It takes a little extra effort, but one that will be richly rewarded from above!
2. In regard to the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, the January 1st holy day, there is no obligation to attend this season. Unlike Christmas, January 1st is one of the holy days for which the obligation is lifted if it falls on a Saturday or a Monday. It’s still a good way to start off the year, and we will celebrate the Mass of the Divine Motherhood of Mary at noon in the main church.
Our next meeting will be on New Years Day, January 1st at 6:30pm in the St Thomas lounge in the parish hall. The book is The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilde. It's available new or used on amazon.com as well as at Enoch Pratt Library.
Join the SSPJ Pro-Life Group at this year's March for Life Friday January 19th!
We will meet for Mass on Friday January 19th at 8:30am in the SSPJ Chapel and then take the MARC to DC for the rally and March.
To get the group rate $10 is due by Sunday January 1st. (This includes a round trip group MARC ticket, and pizza after the March). If you miss the group rate deadline, please still join us- but note that round trip MARC tickets are $16.