Second Sunday of Advent

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December 4, 2016

Coffee and Donuts – There will be Coffee and Donuts today following both the 8AM & 10AM Masses.  Please join us in the social hall in the school basement.

Candlelight Rorate Mass – On Saturday, December 10th, we will have a special 6:00am Sung Mass. This Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, we will prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ.

Immaculate Conception—Decmber 8th – Thursday, December 8th, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which is a Holy Day of Obligation.  The Mass Schedule is as follows:

  • 7:00am– Low Mass
  • 7:00pm—Sung Mass 

Young Adults — Holy Hour – The Young Adult Group will be meeting at St. Lawrence for a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament at 6:00pm followed by food and drinks in the Parish Hall on Saturday, December 10th.  For more information please contact Brittany Stewart at .  The YAG is open to adults ages 18—35.

Parish Registration Forms – If you are not a registered member of Mater Dei and would like to become one, registration forms are located in the church entrance, or on our website.  Being registered makes one a more full recipient of the graces of the Masses (such as the “Pro Populo” Mass which is offered for the community members each Sunday) and prayers offered by the priests every day.  Also remember that the chaplain and assistant chaplain have the grace of state to guide in particular those who are their parishioners.

 Stay Home if Sick – If you are sick and contagious, it is not necessary to come to Mass.  In such instances, it is an act of charity toward your fellow parishioners, especially those more susceptible to illness, to remain at home.

 Hand Missals For Sale – 1962 Daily Hand Missals are available for purchase in the church office for $55.  The edition was published in 2008 by Baronius Press in association with the Fraternity of St. Peter

Holy Name Society — New Members – Men who are interested in joining the Holy Name Society can do so after the 8AM & 10AM Masses today.  Members of the HNS will be in the back of church for registration and to answer any questions.

 Christmas Cards Novena of Masses – Christmas cards are now available in the back of the church to send to family and friends who you would like to have remembered at the Novena of Masses at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary from December 17th—25th.  Please send the form in the enclosed envelope to the FSSP District House in Scranton.  Proceeds benefit the formation of good holy priests.

Accepting Mass Intentions – We are now accepting Mass Intentions for 2017.  Mass offering envelopes can be found on the cabinet in the vestibule.  Note: for any Mass stipend received which is over $10, the excess amount is placed in the general fund.

Speaking Inside Church – Please refrain from speaking inside of Church except if  it is unavoidable.  If you need to speak with someone, go out to the vestibule (entrance) before speaking.  Also remember that noise in the vestibule carries inside the church and is easily heard.  So please remember to use a hushed tone so as not to distract those within the church and out of respect for the Almighty.

Friday Evening Mass/Adoration – Please note that the Friday evening Mass and Adoration schedule is back to normal.  5:30 Simple Adoration, 6:30 Mass.