December 8 falls on the Second Sunday of Advent, so the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to Monday, December 9. The USCCB has affirmed that when this happens, it is NOT a holy day of obligation.
All “ornaments” have been taken from the Giving Tree. Thank you! Cash donations are still be accepted for the adopted families by placing your donation in an envelope marked “Christmas Adopted Families” and placing it in the regular collection basket at the next Mass you attend.
Fostering the culture of Pentecost, our Prayer Gathering will take place in the sanctuary of our church from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, December 9, preceded by a light potluck. This is a time to gather together and to pray in the power of the Holy Spirit. This month, there will be a potluck prior the Prayer Gathering.
Celebrate the season with Benjamin Britten’s delightful work, "A Ceremony of Carols," with the Chamber and Seraphim Choirs of the Notre Dame Children’s Choir in the magnificent Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Free and open to the public. Several children from St. Jude are in this choir.