Message from Father Jason Stone
Rosary Devotion
Mon. thru Fri.: 8:00 am
Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am & 10:30 am
Weekday Schedule
Mon.,Tues.,Thurs.,Fri.: Mass
Wed.: Communion Service
          All at 8:30 am
Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:30 pm
Eucharistic Adoration
First Monday of each month (or the 2nd Monday when there is a holiday) from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Baptisms
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 2:00 pm.  Baptismal preparation required. Baptismal prep takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

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It’s almost here!!! Are you excited yet? Nervous? Freaking
out? Worried about plans, gifts, where all of those calories will go?
There is some good news: Soon, whether in a few days, hours, or
minutes, it will be here. Every year, at the beginning of the Mass
at Night, the arrival is proclaimed: On the 25th day of December,
the whole world being at peace, Jesus Christ, eternal God and
Son of the eternal Father, desiring to consecrate the world by His
most loving presence, was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem of
Judah, and was made man.

What a beautiful proclamation! What always strikes me as
relevant to our continued experience of this most holy of nights is
the phrase “the whole world being at peace.” Remember that
feeling? Peace. You may have to dig back to memories from
before Halloween, if not before back to school, to find it.

Perhaps the business of the lead up to Christmas makes it
more pronounced, but there is something extraordinarily peaceful
about a Christmas night, isn’t there? Most of my best memories of
Christmas involve some sort of peace, whether it was under the
tree as a child, Christmas mornings on a paper route as a teen,
holiday shifts on an Ambulance, or the final silence after the last
worshippers leave after the last Mass is finished. At some point,
Christmas always shows me a time of peace, even if it is fleeting.
Perhaps God provides us that peace, not simply as a break from
the chaos of the world, but to allow us to briefly enter into the
peace of the manger in Bethlehem, where out of love for us He
became present in the flesh in order to begin His journey through
this life to conquer the deaths of this world, so that we might
know the peace that His forgiveness makes possible.

My prayer for each of you is that you would experience at
least a moment of the peace of Christmas this year. I hope that
you are able to revel in that peace. Enter into it. Make the most
of it. Let the peace of Christmas enter your heart.

May God bless you and your families with a peace filled
Christmas.

Father Jason


Reconciliation Opportunities before Christmas
Advent Penance Service - Thursday, December 18
7:00 p.m. at Visitation Parish

Fr. Jason will be hearing confessions
on Tuesday, December 23 7:30am - 8:15am and 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Other times by appointment.
Fellowship on December 20, 2014
after the 4:30 p.m. Mass
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is sponsoring a Fellowship after the
4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, December 20.  Come and join us for some
holiday cheer.  We look forward to seeing you.
Thank you!
We would like to express our
“Thanks” to everyone who
took ornaments off our
Giving Tree and bought
presents for the 25 needy
families that we adopted and
the residents of Elmhurst
Extended Care Nursing
Home.
Youth Group News
Wings to Heaven - Sunday December 21st from 6-7:30 pm
Bring a “white elephant” grab bag gift and snack to share.
Destiny - We will go caroling at Elmhurst Extended Care
Monday December 22nd at 6:00 pm. Read More
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve - December 24

   4:00 p.m.  Children’s Mass
   6:30 p.m.  Family Mass
10:30 p.m.  Choir Music
11:00 p.m.  Christmas Mass at
                       Night

Christmas Day - December 25

  8:30 a.m.  Mass
10:30 a.m.  Mass

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