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Christmas Program in the Church  & Parish Party

         December 4th at 5:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Christmas Program in the Church as we celebrate that God is with us.

Afterwards, everyone is invited to the Parish Christmas Party in Fr. Johnson Hall, sponsored by St. Mary’s by the Sea ministries.

Christmas Crib

Beginning next weekend and continuing through the month of December, we will be accepting baby gifts for our local crisis pregnancy center. Please consider a Christmas gift for these precious babies. Items will be used in various programs to help young mothers who have chosen life for their babies. A crib will be in Fr. Johnson Hall during the month of December for this collection. If you prefer, a monetary donation in an envelope marked “Christmas Crib” would also be helpful.

Blessing of Foods for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is not only a day for turkey and cranberry sauce, parades and bowl games, but also a day to reflect on God’s Blessings. On Thursday, Nov. 24th, you may bring any food item(s) that will be served at your family dinner to be blessed at the 9:00 am Mass. What a beautiful way to celebrate this holiday. Feel free to bring any or all of your meal to be blessed. For example: A basket filled with items you will serve at dinner, a bottle of wine, a pie, or any item(s) you wish to bring. Children can bring chocolate turkeys, or candy they may receive for this holiday. In addition, all parishioners who attend this Mass will receive a blessed loaf of bread. Please join us for this celebration and give thanks for all of God’s blessings.

Special Thanksgiving Offering

All donations given at Mass this Thanksgiving (Thursday, 11/24) will go to our St. Vincent de Paul Society for the purchase of food that they give out to the needy, including Thanksgiving baskets. If you would like to bring canned food, you may do so as well and place it in the containers located in the vestibule.

Mass of Remembrance On Saturday, November 12th at the 8:00 am Mass, we will honor our dearly departed brothers and sisters who passed away from Nov. 2015 to Nov. 2016. If you have a loved one who’s funeral was held here during that time, please plan to attend the Mass. Their names will be displayed on the Altar, and you will be given a special keepsake with their name on it. Afterwards, there will be a reception held in the Family Room with light refreshments. Remember to invite all your family and friends.

(10) Masses Offered in Nov. for All Souls All Souls envelopes are available in the pew racks. Write the names of your deceased loved ones for whom you would like prayers said for, along with a donation, and put it in the collection basket. Throughout the month of November, (10) Masses will be celebrated for all of those designated souls.

Wheelchairs for Veterans Next Saturday and Sunday
The Knights of Columbus will be outside after each Mass accepting donations for their “Wheelchairs for Veterans” campaign. For only $150, they can provide one wheelchair for a veteran. Last year, your donations provided 36 wheelchairs to deserving Veterans at the local VA Hospital. So please stop by their table and give your donation to this worthwhile cause.

2017 Traditional Latin Mass Calendars
If you would like to purchase a Traditional Latin Mass Calendar for 2017, please contact Judith Clark at (714) 963-5757. She will be placing an order Nov. 14th, with delivery in early-December. These Traditional Catholic Calendars are in full color with a Special Guide, Summary of Truths of the Catholic Faith, Prayers and Psalms Section and Patron Saints – useful to all Catholics.

Save the Date! Men’s Silent Retreat
There will be a Men’s Silent Retreat Jan. 20-22, 2017 at El Carmelo Retreat House in Redlands, CA. This is a great reprieve from the hoopla of the Christmas holidays and year’s end; some good one-on one quiet time to spend with the Lord. The retreat is all inclusive pricing. Six meals, two night stay is $198 for a private room and $170 for a two person room. A $50 deposit is required. There are full information flyers in the vestibule of the Church. Contact Dale Schiering, parishioner, for additional information at (909) 256-9003.




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