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This year, since the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on the Eve of the Nativity, what does this mean for our Mass obligations?
As per the norm, Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on Sunday to keep holy and commemorate the Christian Sabbath. This can be done this year by attending Mass on Saturday at 5.30 or Sunday morning at 8.45 for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
The Feast of the Nativity is a holy day of obligation as it calls the Christian faithful to celebrate a particular dimension of the mysteries of Jesus Christ [and His Church] – namely the Incarnation. Therefore, we are obliged to attend holy Mass either on Sunday evening for the Vigil of the Nativity (4.00 pm, 6.30 pm, or 9 pm) or Monday morning Mass of the Nativity at 9.00 am.
Since we are obliged to celebrate these two important mysteries we cannot fulfill the obligation for the celebration of Sunday and the Nativity obligations with just one Mass (say, Sunday evening).
- Option 1: Saturday evening 4th Sunday of Advent 5.30 Mass + Sunday evening Vigil of the Nativity (4pm or 6.30 pm or 9 pm)
- Option 2: Saturday evening 4th Sunday of Advent 5.30 Mass + Monday morning Nativity Mass at Dawn (9 am)
- Option 3: Sunday morning 4th Sunday of Advent 8.45 am Mass + Sunday evening Vigil of the Nativity (4pm or 6.30 pm or 9 pm)
- Option 4: Sunday morning 4th Sunday of Advent 8.45 am Mass = Monday morning Nativity Mass at Dawn (9 am)
Your help is needed for Sandwich Saturday; please contact Alishia Snoke at 740.407.5870 to see how you can help.
As the weather becomes more harsh the need in our community increases.
The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves.
But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One – the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Old Testament. Using Biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament.
Through this presentation of Priest, Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.
- Tuesday, January 23 from 7 – 8.30 pm
- Tuesday, February 6 from 7 – 8.30 pm
- Tuesday, February 20 from 7 – 8.30 pm
- Tuesday, March 6 from 7 – 8.30 pm
- Tuesday, April 10 from 7 – 8.30 pm
- Tuesday, April 24 from 7 – 8.30 pm
Cost & Registration
The cost is $27.00 per person for the Workbook
Registration Form (DOWNLOAD HERE) due to the Parish Rectory by Tuesday, 2 January 2018