Parish Newsletter for December 12, 2023
The Second Week of Advent


Mass Times for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 24 at 9:00 a.m.*

Both Masses will be celebrated
in the main Sanctuary.

*PLEASE NOTE: The 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 24 will be the only Sunday morning Mass offered so we can fully prepare our Sanctuary to celebrate Christmas.


Mass Times for Christmas

Sunday, December 24

4:00 p.m.*(Music begins at 3:30 p.m.)
*No incense used at 4:00 p.m. Mass

6:30 p.m. (Music begins at 6:00 p.m.)
10:00 p.m. (Music begins at 9:15 p.m.)


Monday, December 25
10:00 a.m. (Music begins at 9:30 a.m.)
The 10:00 a.m. Mass on Monday, December 25 will be the only Christmas morning Mass offered.

All Masses for Christmas will be celebrated in the main Sanctuary.


Extended Reconciliation Times for Advent

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered in the Reconciliation Rooms off the Eucharistic Chapel. Please enter through Door C. A handicap accessible entrance is located at Door D. Handicap parking is available by Door D.


Wednesday, December 13 & 20: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (both priests available)

Saturday, December 23: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (both priests available)


Altar Server Training!

Our next Altar Server training will be held on Thursday, December 14, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the main Sanctuary. Fr. Weber will be conducting the training. Any boy or girl in the parish in the 4th grade and older is invited to attend. Please enter through Door D. Contact the Parish Office with any questions.


Stations of the Nativity Multimedia Concert


Are you prepared to TRANSFORM your Advent season? Ignite your senses and inspire your soul with “Stations of the Nativity”, a ground-breaking, multi-sensory concert experience on Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the main Sanctuary.


Freewill offering will be taken in support of our musicians joining the Choir Tour of Spain and Portugal next year. Please enter through Doors B, C, or D. 


Community Bible Study Night!

We are beyond excited to announce we are launching a Community Bible Study night, beginning January 10, 2024! Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. for all age groups: Adult Disciples, Teen Disciples (grades 9-12), Young Disciples (grades 6-8), Junior Disciples (grades 1-5). Nursery may be available for little ones, as needed. Look for more details on this multi-generational event later this week.


O, Come! Let us Adore HIM!

Just TWO Thursdays left for 12 Hours of Adoration, sponsored by That Man Is You! In the hustle and bustle of the season, spend some quiet time with our Lord in the Eucharistic Chapel and remind yourself of the real reason for the season. Sign up for your Holy Hour today.

PLEASE NOTE: While we only have two slots per hour listed on the Sign Up Genius, more than two people are welcome to spend the hour in Adoration. Make sure you sign in on the sheet outside the Eucharistic Chapel.


Join us on Sunday, December 17 as we JOYFULLY celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent with a special musical celebration: GLOW (God Lights Our World). We’ll sing carols and enjoy cookies and cocoa. Questions? Contact the Faith Formation Office at


Parish Snapshot: What Else do I Need to Know?

  • PARISH OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS: The Parish Offices will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 for Christmas. We will also be closed Friday, December 29 and Monday, January 1 for New Years.
  • RESPECT LIFE: This year, the SRN Respect Life Committee is holding a collection for mothers and children in need at HELP Pregnancy Aid. You will find a Christmas tree with papers marked with items that are most needed near the cradle in the Narthex. Please take one or more and return the item(s) back to the cradle with the paper attached by December 20th. Please do not wrap items.
  • EMMAUS ROAD YA & Family Ministry: Next CCC in the PLC will be Sunday, December 17 after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Contact Mike Michaud with any questions.
  • Young Disciples Ministry: Registration now open for the Encounter Bible Study, the Christmas Break Open Center, and the Shine Youth Rally for grades 6 through 8. Questions? Contact Kimberly Patterson.
  • Teen Disciples Ministry: Registration now open for Venture Bible Study. Questions? Contact Michael Renauer.
  • FAITH FORMATION CHRISTMAS BREAK: Faith Formation sessions will not meet December 24 through January 9 for Christmas Break. Contact the Faith Formation Office with any questions or concerns.