Entries for November 2021
Wednesday, January 1st, we celebrate the Solemnity Of Mary, Mother of God. This is a Holy Day and will be celebrated this year with a 10 AM Mass at St.Peter.
Parish Donations Eligible for "Assessment Waiver"
As most of you know, 9.5% of the collections of all churches must go to the Archdiocese. "Giving Tuesday" November 30th (12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.) is the one day when you can make your donation and there is the Archdiocesan “assessment waiver” for any money that you give to your parish.
On that day only, simply go to www.givecatholicaoc.org. When you look up the parishes, you will find the St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Peter Church. When you click to go there to donate, the appropriate parish is notified of your donation which will be applied to your end of year statement. (Debbie does that at the beginning of next year for those who request statements.) Keep in mind that the donation must be using a credit card or electronic where you can transfer specifically on the 30th between those hours. Cash or paper checks won't be accepted.
Thank you in advance. Take advantage of this great opportunity!
ST. MARY'S LADIES’ ALTAR SOCIETY CHRISTMAS DINNER
Date: Thursday December 2nd
Appetizers: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Cost:$3.00 plus a side dish (appetizer, dessert, or "side" potato/veggie/salad - whichever you prefer)
Breakfast With Santa Canceled
Unfortunately, with the lack of volunteers, the Breakfast With Santa will not happen this year. This event requires a lot of people and a coordinator. We would also need adults who are Parish Safe (formerly Virtus) trained. The Giving Tree is coming up and we can use your donations of local gift cards. Look for the Giving Tree after Thanksgiving in the Gathering Space (St. Mary) or the back of church at St. Peter.
Stay safe and have a Merry Christmas!
MASS ON THANKSGIVING DAY
SO YOU CAN PLAN AHEAD...MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW to attend Thanksgiving Day Mass! This year start your day with Mass. What better way to give thanks than to thank the Lord for all He has given to us. This year, Mass will be at ST. PETER’S at 9:00AM. Bring your family and begin your festive gathering with your parish family and friends. And may God bless you abundantly!
“The Liturgy of the Hours, sometimes called the Divine Office, is a series of prayers priests and other men and women religious make promises to pray throughout the day in order to sanctify the day. The Liturgy of the Hours is an apt description for this as they are composed of different hours throughout the day (such as upon waking, at noon, in the evening and later at night before going to bed in basic terms).
Seminarian Stephen Codekas will be leading Vespers (the Latin term for Evening Prayer) every Wednesday of October from 6 to 7 PM at St. Mary’s.He will start with a brief history of the Liturgy of the Hours and how to pray them. This will start off a holy hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament; the remainder of the time will be spent in silence.
If you are feeling that Wednesday slump and need some spiritual recharging, then please come to this very ancient prayer of the Church and spend time with our Lord.” led by our Seminarian Stephen