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Second Sunday of Advent

Announcements from our bulletin of December 8, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Mass Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM English
  • 7:00 PM Bilingual
    (English - Spanish)

Not Holyday of Obligation.

Second Collection this weekend is for the 2019 Retirement Fund for Religious.

Sunday, December 8 from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Donors will receive special giveaways.

Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others.

The third weekend of December we will have a special collection to support this mission in Uganda. Your generosity can change their lives!

"Transition home for abused, abandoned or neglected children under 5 years old in Jinja-Uganda"

Let's give these children a chance to change their stories: www.stjosephshininglittlestars.com. Checks to the order of: H.E.L.P. International Bank Account: Chase #265928223.

Share with your family the Christmas Novena while we prepare for the birth of Jesus.

Monday, December 16 to Monday, December 23 at 7:30 PM at Church.

  • Returning to God a portion of our blessings is not charity but a religious obligation. Giving back to God is a necessary form of gratitude.
  • Supporting your parish shows you are aware of your responsibility to help the Lord in the work of the Gospel. The use of envelopes reminds you to do this weekly or monthly.
  • Using envelopes provides a record of Church attendance. Such a record is necessary for those who wish a pastoral permission to be a sponsor of a child or adult for Baptism and Confirmation.
  • Most Archdiocesan Catholic High Schools will reduce tuition costs for parents who support their local parish church. Using envelopes is the way demonstrating to these schools that parents are supporting their parish.

There are other simple ways of supporting our parish financially as well. Some members have their banks do a weekly or monthly check to the parish out of their account. Others write a monthly or yearly check. A further benefit of having a record of your sacrificial giving is that you can use that amount as a deduction from your yearly federal taxes. Most importantly, as a spiritual writer once said, "The Catholic's need to give is far greater than God's need to receive. It is the sign of a grateful heart that knows all blessings ultimately come from the hand of God." But God cannot be outdone in generosity. His reward for your sacrificial giving is, as Jesus says, more blessings, a hundred times over.

Please note that the contribution envelopes for 2020 are in the rear of the Church.

If you have completed a registration form and requested envelopes you will find them there. Please take them as soon as possible so you can begin giving in the New Year.

Please note that the we have available the 2020 Bilingual Calendars English/Spanish. They are in the rear of the Church.

Please take only one Calendar per family due to the amount we have is limited.

We will be collecting for the Christmas flowers on December 15 & 22 before and after Masses.

Christmas is a time when we pause to express our gratitude to God for the many blessings He has poured out upon our country and ourselves. Please bring all kinds of non-perishable foods starting immediately.

We will be collecting for two more weeks.

The collection boxes are located inside the Church by the doors. Thank you very much! Good Bless you!

To obtain more information about the Society and this Collection contact us at SVDP1aliciagalvan@gmail.com.