As the holidays approach, it is our hearfelt wish that you will expeience the peace of Christ, our Savior, in a very special way.
Make your real celebration of Christmas and the New Year a spiritual one. Try to take time to prepare in the remaining days of Advent. It is all too easy to get caught up in the material preparations for the season. Set some time aside to prepare spiritually, to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and join us at Mass.
To all I extend my prayerful best wishes for a joyous and blessed Christmas. I am deeply grateful to all of you for all that is being accomplished in the life of the parish. As I ask your prayers, I assure you of mine, that in the New Year we, who are God's family on earth, may serve Him with gladness.
Sincerely in Christ
Fr. Richard Vila
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Saturdays throughout the year
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM and by appointment
CHRISTMAS LITURGY MASS SCHEDULE 2015
Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day
8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
NEW YEAR'S LITURGY MASS SCHEDULE 2015-2016
SOLEMNITY OF MARY -MOTHER OF GOD
Thursday, December 31, 2015 - New Year's Eve 5:00 PM
Friday, January 1, 2016 - New Year's Day 10:30 AM
ADVENT WREATHS/ A CATHOLIC TRADITION
Traditionally, Advent wreaths are constructed of a circle of evergreen branches into which four candles are inserted, representing the four weeks of Advent. Ideally, three candles are purple and one is rose, but white candles can also be used. The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and goods works undertaken at this time. The rose candle is lit on the third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, when the priest also wears rose vestments at Mass; Gaudete Sunday is the Sunday of rejoicing, because the faithful have arrived at the midpoint of Advent, when their preparation is now half over and they are close to Christmas. The progressive lighting of the candles symbolizes the expectation and hope surrounding our Lord’s first coming into the world and the anticipation of his second coming to judge the living and the dead.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS AND TREES
IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONES
Once again our beautiful Altar will be decorated by the Altar Rosary Society. Poinsettias and trees may be given in memory of loved ones. We would like these plants to remain on our Altar during the entire Christmas Season. Price is $10.00. Please see the form in the bulletin and drop the form into the collection basket with your donation or drop off at the rectory.
OUR FIRST, FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS 1929
School Registration and Re-registration packets can be found here
New Student Registration for Nursery thru Grade 8.
Call school office (856-779-7526 ext. 225) for appointment or schedule a tour on line
Bingo is back at OLPH
Thursdays, 7pm, doors open at 6pm
We are asking anyone who would like to volunteer and help out on the floor or the kitchen to please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the rectory at 856-667-8850
A huge "Thank You" to all our volunteers and our bingo participants.
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