This Advent, we will reflect on the theme Lighted Windows. We see the symphony of blue that shines through the lighted windows of our refurbished Shrine Church. What about the windows of our hearts? As we wait for Jesus this Advent, what light does He want to bring for us to see into our hearts more clearly and to see others with love, compassion, friendship, and  forgiveness? God’s word will be the light that guides us.

Advent Parishioner Profiles:
Advent Week One: Seeing with the Light of Hope
Advent Week Two: Seeing with the Light of Peace
Advent Week Three: Seeing with the Light of Joy


Advent Grace

Sunday Mass
The Light of Celebrating the Lord’s Day
4:30 p.m. (Saturday)
7:30 a.m. • 9:30 a.m.* • 11:30 a.m.* • 7:00 p.m.
*Children’s Liturgy of the Word at these Masses.

Weekday Mass
The Light of a Daily Encounter with Jesus
Monday through Friday: 6:45 a.m. • 9:00 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.

Sacrament of Penance
The Light of God’s Mercy and Forgiveness
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. (Not on December 24)
Monday: 7:30 p.m. (Not on December 25)
Saturday: 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. • 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Advent Penance Service: Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Immaculate Conception of Mary The Light of God’s Plan of Salvation
Friday, December 8 • Holy Day of Obligation
Masses at 5:30 p.m. (December 7) • 6:45 a.m. • 9:00 a.m. • 12:05 p.m. • 7:00 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration The Light of Quiet Prayer with the Lord
Monday – Thursday from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (December 1 until 10:00 p.m.)

Miraculous Medal Novena The Light of Mary’s Intercession
Monday at 7:00 p.m. (Not on December 25)

Most Holy Rosary The Light of the Mysteries of Salvation
Monday – Saturday at 8:30 a.m. (December 2 at 9:30 a.m.)

Morning Prayer • Liturgy of the Hours
The Light of Prayer to Start the Day
Monday – Friday at 7:15 a.m.

Special Events

Story, Song, and Prayer with ValLimar Jansen
December 6, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. • Shrine Church
ValLimar Jansen’s energy, her gift for storytelling, and her amazing voice inspired and delighted us in March of 2017. Since then, many of those who had attended her performance have been asking for her to return. ValLimar will be with us to celebrate the beautiful season of Advent as well as help us prepare for the great feast of Christmas with a very special program for the entire family.

A Visit from Saint Nicholas
Sunday, December 10, 2017
This fourth century Saint will be in the Narthex after all Masses to greet everyone.

Ceremony of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:00 p.m. • Shrine Church
An Ecumenical Service of Scripture and Song with our Friends from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Gaudate (Rejoice) Sunday
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Bring a rose to Mass to decorate the altar to show our joy that we’re halfway to Christmas.

Blessing of Hay
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Blessed hay will be available after all Masses for your mangers/crèches.

Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve: 4:30 p.m. (Shrine Church and Murray Hall) • 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Midnight: Carols at 11:30 p.m. • Mass at 12:00 a.m.
Christmas Day: 7:30 a.m. • 9:30 a.m. • 11:30 a.m.