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The “'O' Antiphons" of Advent, December 17 – 23

An antiphon is a short passage or verse, usually from Scripture, which is prayed before and after the Psalms and canticles in the Liturgy of the Hours. In the last days of Advent, from December 17 through December 23, the antiphons for the Magnificat at Evening Prayer call upon Christ under the many names used by the prophets in the Old Testament, and ask him to hasten his return. Each of these antiphons begins with “O” (hence their name). The first “O” Antiphon begins, O Sapientia (O Wisdom). Then comes Adonai (Sacred Lord), Radix Jesse (Root of Jesse), Clavis David (Key of David), Oriens (Dawn), Rex gentium (King of people), and finally Emmanuel (God-with-us). The favorite Advent Carrol, O Come, O Come Emmanuel is actually John M. Neale’s translation of these ancient
antiphons.
From Companion to the Calendar: A Guide to the Saints, Seasons, and Holidays of the Year 2012Archdioceseof Chicago: LTP pg.4

Opinion: Is the Internet Church the Answer, or Is Gathering Important?

"But it presumes that God is primarily present to us one on one, as individuals, rather than as a community of believers. This is not what the Bible says. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says that “where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” This passage suggests the necessity of being part of a community in which we approach God, rather than doing it alone."

CHRISTMAS MASSES

Christmas Eve
-First Vigil Mass of Christmas 3:00 p.m.
-Second Vigil Mass of Christmas 5:30 p.m. (incense)
-Mass at Night 11:00 p.m. (incense)
Christmas Day Mass 9:30 a.m.
Carols 30 minutes before each Mass

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Which Christmas preparations that cause you stress or worry can you let go of to allow for more joy?

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PARISH OFFICE HOURS

8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday
The parish offices are located at 4462 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Rd., across the street from Church, in the Parish Ministry Center.

Celebrations of Eucharist & Reconciliation

Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., & 11:30 a.m.

Mass is celebrated Monday through Thursday (and First Friday) at 7:30 a.m. in chapel. When school is in session the Wednesday Mass is celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion Friday and Saturday - 7:30 a.m. Mass on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving is celebrated at 9:00 a.m.

Confessions are heard on Saturday from 2:30-3:30 p.m., located in the daily chapel.

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