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2020 Advent

ST. PATRICK PARISH
*The general dispensation from the Sunday & Holy Day Mass obligations will remain in place until further notice. COVID-19 Guidelines are here.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Tue, December 8 • 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 7 PM 

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Mañanitas • Fri-Sat, December 11-12 • 9 PM-1 AM • Church
Mass • Sat, December 12 • 7:00 PM • Church (fulfills Sunday Mass)

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. Please note: Mass will be in Spanish.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sat, December 19 • 5 PM
Sun, December 20 • 7 AM, 9 AM, & 11 AM (No 5 PM)

Spanish Mass • 2 PM • *In the Social Hall

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS)
Christmas Eve - Thur, December 24
4 PM (Church & Gym)
6 PM
10 PM

Spanish Mass • 8 PM

Christmas Morning - Fri, December 25
7 AM
9 AM
11 AM

HOLY FAMILY
Sat, December 26 • 5 PM
Sun, December 27 • 7 AM, 9 AM, & 11 AM (No 5 PM)
Spanish Mass • 2 PM

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
Thur, December 31 • 5 PM
Spanish Mass • 6:30 PM

Fri, January 1 • 7 AM & 9 AM


EVENTS

Revive - Ignite Advent
Thur, December 3 • 7 PM • Online
Thur, December 10 • 7 PM • Online
Thur, December 17 • 7 PM • Online

  

Advent Adoration
Thur, December 17 • 8 AM-8 PM • Church

Hope, love, peace, joy. These words get thrown around a lot during the holiday season, but do we remember why? The Christmas story is the story of how God intervened in history through the birth of Jesus. The lives of Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds were utterly changed by this event. They found hope, love, peace, and joy; let's remember together how, through Jesus, we can find these too.
 
We are asking ONE parishioner to sign up and commit to one hour of adoration between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 17. Adoration will take place in the church. NOTE: Any number of people are welcome at any time throughout the day. We are only asking for one person to commit to a time so that Jesus is not left alone.
Visit SignUp Genius at https://bit.ly/3pVnYO5 to review the available slots. Remember to click SIGN UP next to the time you would like, then scroll to the bottom and click SUBMIT AND SIGN UP. Thank you!

Create Your Own Advent Wreath, Advent by Tailgate, and Advent by Candlelight were canceled this year due to COVID-19.


RESOURCES

A Journey through Advent & Christmas CD
This Advent, St. Patrick Parish will be giving all parishioners a gift to help ignite a deeper spiritual journey through Advent and Christmas. After all Masses on November 28 and 29, 2020 be sure to get your bundle of music by The Vigil Project, reflections by Fr Dave Pivonka TOR, and a link* to a devotional companion booklet for you and your family.

Be sure to pick up your Advent & Christmas CD after Mass or email [email protected] to request your copy.

  1. VISIT: thevigilproject.com/ignite
  2. CLICK: physical cd link
  3. ENTER DIGITAL ACCESS CODE: on the front of your cd 

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
WORD ON FIRE -
Spend your time with Christ in the Gospel this Advent alongside Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire community at adventreflections.com

Do you enjoy phone apps? Here's a list of Advent apps you might want to check out at catholicapptitude.org 


PREPARING OUR HEARTS

Rosary • Wednesday, 10:00 AM • Church

Daily Mass • 6:30 AM - Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - Saturday • Church *Thur, December 24, 8 AM Mass Only

Reconciliation • Thursday, 5:00-6:00 PM • Saturday, 4:00-4:45 PM • Wednesday, 7:00-7:30 AM • Church

At least two priests will be present to hear confessions on Thursdays at 5:00 PM, Saturdays at 4:00 PM, and Wednesdays at 7:00 AM (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. Confessions may be heard in various locations inside the church, including the Family Room, Sacristry, and back Sacristry near the baptismal font. No confessions on Thur, December 24 or 31.

Personal Prayer • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week • Code-9876 • Chapel