As you have no doubt heard there are new restrictions as of November 25, placed on gathering of peoples. Our Church services are limited to no more than 50 people. This will have a significant effect on number of people who wish to attend Christmas Services. We will do three Christmas Eve Masses and three Christmas Day Masses. Christmas Eve 6 PM, 8 PM, 10 PM and Christmas Day 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM. We will have sign ups on Flocknotes or by calling the rectory office. We will have room for 50 people in Church and 50 people in the Parish Center where mass will be viewed on television.
We begin the Holy Season of Advent, November 29th, the beginning of a new Liturgical Church year. Our Sunday Scripture readings will come from Year B and our weekdays readings will be from the Year 1 Cycle. Ash Wednesday will be February 17th and Easter will be April 4th.
Jesus commands us, “Be watchful! Be alert!” “For what,” we may ask. For the coming of the Lord. What does that mean to us? It has been approximately 1,987 years or so when these words were uttered by Jesus. For people who have grown to expect thing almost immediately, waiting is not prevalent in our nature. How many of us have already asked ourselves, “When will I get the vaccine to prevent Covid-19 in my life?”
Watchfulness, keeps us alert to what is around us. We catch a glimpse of people or events that pass our way. Jesus is always there for us, we are always in His presence. He is watching out for us, giving us what we need to be attuned to Him. May these four weeks of Advent prepare us spiritually for the great Feast of Christmas when Christ our Lord and Savior comes into our world and lives.