Christmas Mass Schedule

The Nativity of the Lord
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

Christmas Eve • Monday, December 24, 2018
4:30 p.m. (Masses in both Shrine Church and Murray Hall)
7:00 p.m. (Children’s Choir)

Christmas Midnight 
Carols at 11:30 p.m.
Mass at 12:00 a.m. (Shrine Choir and String Ensemble)

Christmas Day • Tuesday, December 25, 2018
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. (Dr. Laura Petravage, Soloist)
11:30 a.m. (Contemporary Choir)

Boy Scout Sub Sale December 15-16

Boy Scout Troop 23 will have Italian and Turkey subs available before and after all the Masses on December 15/16. Cost is $6.00 each.

Take a break from cooking during the busy holiday season! The money raised helps keep our Boy Scout Troop operating.

Gaudete Sunday: Bring a Rose

Sunday, December 16 is Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday (the halfway mark of our Advent journey). Everyone is invited to bring a rose to church to help celebrate our joy that Christmas is near.

The Respect Life Committee will have roses available in the narthex before all Masses on December 15/16 for a donation of $3.00 per rose. Donations will support programs and activities offered by the Respect Life Committee.

Giving Tree Gifts Needed by December 16th at 11:30 am

Please note that the Giving Tree gifts are due to the Narthex no later than 11:30 am on Sunday, December 16.  Please use the same tag on the package since the symbol indicates the destination of the gift.  Your kindness is greatly appreciated!

Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 9th, 4 pm

Join us for this special Advent Concert at 4:00 pm,  December 9 in the Shrine Church.

What a beautiful and meaningful way to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ at Christmas. The powerful story of Salvation is shared through scripture, choral music, songs of the season and familiar carols. The program features the talents of our parish readers, cantors, musicians,  children’s choir, contemporary choir and shrine choir.

Prayer and Conversation Session December 11

As we continue to seek the Paths to Hope and Healing, it is important for us to keep on praying together and talking with each other. During Advent, we will offer a special opportunity for shared prayer and conversation in Leo Hall on Tuesday, December 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To help us prepare for our time together, registration is requested. You may register by calling our parish office at 717.564.1321 or by clicking here.

Because of the nature of the discussion, this opportunity is for the adults of our parish.

Immaculate Conception Holy Day Masses- Dec 8th

Join us for Masses for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.

Masses:
Vigil Friday, December 7:  5:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 8:  6:45 a.m. • 9:00 a.m. • 12:05 p.m.

Christmas Gift Wrapping for McDevitt Mini-Thon

Sunday, December 9, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LGI Room 103

Get your Christmas presents wrapped while supporting local children with cancer. McDevitt Elves will be here from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the LGI Room (Room 103) on December 9th.  

For a free-will offering, you’ll get a break from holiday prep and McDevitt Mini-Thon will support the Four Diamond’s at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

For more information, contact Ben at bmarsico.2020@bishopmcdevitt.org  or Josh at jdougher2019@bishopmcdevitt.org

Coffee and Donuts Social

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Leo Hall

Immediately following 9:30 a.m. Mass

Spend time getting to know your fellow parishioners while you enjoy coffee, orange juice and a donut.   This last social of 2018 will be hosted by the Council of Catholic Women.