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10:56AM

Christmas Mass Schedule

From the staff at Saint Nicholas Catholic Church, we want to wish all of you many blessings and graces as we celebrate the great Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. May the mystery of the Incarnation continue to enliven your heart in the new year as you seek to grow in His love and welcome Him more deeply into your home.

We invited our parishioners and all people of good will to join us for our Christmas celebrations. Below is our Mass schedule through the end of 2014!

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 20-21)

Saturday, Dec. 20th- 5:00 pm

Sunday, Dec. 21st- 9:00 am, noon, 2:00 pm (Latin)

Fourth Week of Advent/Christmas (Dec. 22-26)

Monday, Dec. 22nd- 9:00 am

Tuesday, Dec. 23rd- 9:00 am, 9:30 am (Adoration)

Wedensday, Dec. 24th- 6:00 pm (Children's Mass), 9:00 pm (Vigil Mass)

Thursday, Dec. 25th- Midnight Mass (yes, at midnight), 10:30 am

Friday, Dec. 26th- 9:00 am

Holy Family Weekend (Dec. 27-28)

Saturday, Dec. 27th- 5:00 pm

Sunday, Dec. 28th- 9:00 am, noon, 2:00 pm (Latin)

Christmas Weekday/New Year's (Mary, Mother of God)

Monday, Dec. 29th- 9:00 am

Tuesday, Dec. 30th- 9:00 am, 9:30 am (adoration)

Wednesday, Dec. 31st- 9:00 am, 7:00 pm (Vigil Mass for Mary, Mother of God)

Thursday, Jan. 1st- 9:00 am (Holy Day of Obligation- Mary, Mother of God)

Please note that the offices will be closed from December 24th through January 1st. Regular office hours will resume on January 2nd!

3:23PM

Join Us to Celebrate the Ordination and Installation of Bishop Zielinski!

11:01AM

FEAST OF THE IMMMACULATE CONCEPTION- DEC. 8th

 

This Monday, December 8th, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. Two Masses in honor of Our Lady will be celebrated here at St. Nicholas at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. 

To read more about the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, read Pope Pius IX encyclical, Ineffebalis Deus.

8:07AM

Advent--A Season of Hope and Preparation

While the world around us tells us that it is already Christmas, our faith calls us to pull back from the whirlwind of activity and prepare not for presents under the treee, but the coming of Christ, the Lord of Life into our hearts and in the last days. Below are several articles to help in preparing ourselves for the Advent of our King!

Don't forget that we also have the Little Blue Books available for free at the entrances to the church which provide short reflections for each day of the Advent/Christmas season!

3:07PM

A Look at the Priesthood

CNN ran a documentary on the priesthood that was quite good. As we prepare to inaugurate our vocation chalice program on the First Sunday of Advent, I would encourage all of you to view and share this video!

 In episode 8 of This is Life with Lisa Ling she examines The Call to the Collar.

"Lisa travels to the Midwest, where more Catholic men are being drawn to the priesthood than anywhere else in the county, in a time where the Catholic population is on the rise, but the number of Catholic priests is dwindling." -Quoted from This is Life With Lisa Ling Youtube Channel

 

"The world needs preists that love Jesus, love the people, and I want to be one of those guys who can do that." -Interviewed Seminarian

 

 "This is a brotherhood. While they are young, despite feeling the weight of societal pressure, this life brings them overwhelming joy. They are exactly where they want to be." -Lisa Ling