06:15 PM 1st/3rd/5th Thursday (Confession after mass)
with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass along with Reconciliation.
Confessions are available in the sacristy on the West side of the altar. Penance Services are celebrated in Advent and Lent, and Confessions can also be set up by appointment.
5th Thursday are Latin Mass.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
There are additional Confession times at Saint Patrick on Saturday 3:00 - 3:30 pm, and at St Mary of the Woods on Friday mornings 8:45 am.
SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY:
A Holy Day of Obligation.
Wednesday, 12/7 7:00 PM Vigil Mass at St. Mary of the Woods Church.
Thursday, 12/8 7:00 PM Mass at St. Patrick Church.
Rorate Mass: In honor of Our Lady:
A Rorate Mass is an Advent tradition of celebrating Mass in honor of Our Lady entirely by candlelight. As Mass progresses, the first light of dawn appears near the time of the consecration, reminding us that Jesus, come into our midst in the Eucharist, is the light that illumines the darkness of the world.
The first words, in Latin, of the opening antiphon are "Rorate caeli" (hence the title "Rorate Mass"), and are based on a verse from the book of Isaiah: "Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Savior."
Saturday, December 10th at St. Patrick Church.
6:00 AM Rosary
6:30 AM Mass
Carry-in breakfast to follow in Makley Hall.
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES:
Penance Service after Thursday 6:15 PM Mass.
Thursday, 12/15 6:45 PM Penance Service at St. Patrick Church.
Thursday, 12/22 6:45 PM Penance Service at St. Mary of the Woods Church.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.