405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385 | 636-332-9225

2019 Advent

ST. PATRICK PARISH

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

NOT a Holy Day of Obligation in 2019
Monday, December 9, 2019

Mass Times - 7:00 AM & 8:00 AM 

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Thur, December 12 • 6:30 PM • Church

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Sat, December 21 • 5 PM
Sun, December 22 • 7 AM, 9 AM, & 11 AM

Spanish Mass • 2 PM
*No 5 PM Mass; church decorating

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS)

Holy Day of Obligation
Tue, December 24 • 4 PM, 6 PM, & 10 PM

Spanish Mass • 8 PM

Wed, December 25 • 7 AM, 9 AM & 11 AM

WEEKDAY MASS

Tue, December 24 • 8 AM Mass only
Thur, December 26 • 8 AM Mass only; No confessions

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

Holy Day of Obligation
Tue, December 31 • 5 PM

Spanish Mass • 6:30 PM

Wed, January 1 • 9 AM

Holy Days of Obligation also include all Sundays

Create Your Own Advent Wreath • Saturday, November 30 • 6:15 PM • Social Hall • RSVP HERE
Everyone is invited to make an Advent wreath for your home. All materials (plus instructions and assistance to make your wreath) will be supplied for $13.00. Bring a pruner or heavy-duty scissors to trim the fresh evergreen branches. Sign up after any of the Masses on November 16, 17, 23 & 24. For questions contact Rhonda at 636-278-0633 or [email protected] Registration is limited to 50.

Advent by Tailgate • Sunday, December 1 • 6:30 - 9:00 PM • Church • RSVP HERE
How else do Catholic men prepare for something as big as Christmas than by tailgating? St. Patrick is hosting a tailgating event to celebrate the Advent season and strengthen ourselves as men of faith. So come prepare yourself for the coming of Christ into the world with some friends and festivities. Let’s encourage one another on our journey
to becoming the best brothers, husbands, and fathers we can be. We'll start inside for reflection and then head outside for our tailgate. Please bring your own beverages and we’ll provide the chili dogs. There is no charge for this event. Please come dressed for the weather.

Please RSVP to Cyndi Barclay, 636-332-9225 ext. 234 or [email protected]

Advent by Candlelight • Sunday, December 8 • 6:00 - 9:00 PM • Social Hall • RSVP HERE
Ladies set aside the hustle and bustle of holiday preparation and focus your mind and heart on the true meaning of Christmas. Invite your female family members, friends, and neighbors for a Christ-centered preparation for the holiday season. Space is limited so we recommend that you make your reservations early! You may register as an individual, partial group, or as a group of eight. Please bring a dish or appetizer and/or drinks to share with your table. There is no charge for this event. 

3:30 – 5:00 PM - Decorate our tables
5:00 – 6:00 PM - Mass
6:00 – 9:00 PM - Food, friends, and fellowship 

Please RSVP to Cyndi Barclay, 636-332-9225 ext. 234 or [email protected]

Advent by Candlelight Photo Album

Advent Reconciliation
Fr. Brian or Fr. Gerson will be present to hear confessions on Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Saturdays at 4:00 PM, and after 7:00 AM Mass on Wednesdays during Advent. This is an excellent way to prepare your heart to celebrate the birth of Christ. All are encouraged to come and experience the healing mercy of God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Little Blue Book
Six minutes a day. That’s what you’re asked to give during these next 43 days – the 24 days of the Advent season, and the 19 days of the Christmas season. Each 24-hour day has 240 “six minute” blocks of time. During the Advent and Christmas seasons, you’re asked to give just one of those to the Lord. Little Blue Books will be available in the narthex beginning the first weekend of Advent. 

Online Advent Reflections
FORMED - Receive a daily reminder to dive into the depths of God’s Word. You may also opt-in to receive children’s reflections to include the whole family. Sign up at formed.org/advent
DYNAMIC CATHOLIC - A free daily video program, sent straight to your email, that will help you prepare for Christmas like never before! Sign up at dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass • Thursday, December 12 • 6:30 PM • Church
Join us for our celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This feast recalls the apparitions of Mary at the hill of Tepeyac in 1531 to the convert, St. Juan Diego. She was declared the patroness of the Americas by Pope Pius XII, and the day was raised to the rank of Feast for all the countries of the Americas in 1999. The program and Mass will feature the laying of roses and native dancing from our Hispanic community. A social will follow in the hall after Mass. Please note: Mass will be in Spanish but English programs will be available.  


PREPARING OUR HEARTS

Please check the holiday Mass Schedule for specific Mass dates and times

Daily Mass • Monday - Friday, 7:00 & 8:00 AM • Saturday, 8:00 AM • Chapel

Vigil Mass • Saturday • 5:00 PM • Church

Sunday Mass • 7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM • Church

Spanish Sunday Mass • 2:00 PM • Church

Rosary • Wednesday, 7:00 PM • Chapel and Saturday, 7:40 AM • Church

Chaplet of Divine Mercy • Monday & Friday, after 8:00 AM Mass • Wednesday, after 7:00 AM Mass • Chapel

Reconciliation • Thursday, 5:00-6:00 PM • Saturday, 4:00-4:45 PM • Wednesday, after 7:00 AM Mass • Church

Eucharistic Adoration • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week • Code-9876 • Chapel