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Celebrant for December 5 & 6 is Father Adam Puntel

posted Dec 2, 2015, 11:45 AM by Kathy Middendorf

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

 

This coming Tuesday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holyday of Obligation.  I will have Mass on Monday Evening, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann and 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart.  On December 8, I will have 6:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ann, 7:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart, the children’s Mass at Sacred Heart at 8:15 a.m., the children’s Mass at St. Ann at 10:00 a.m. and the evening Mass at Sacred Heart at 7:00 p.m.   I hope that alternating these Masses at the two locations will help everyone find a convenient time in one or the other locations. 

 

Be advised that the regular Tuesday 6:30 p.m. evening confessions at Sacred Heart will be limited to 25 minutes as I need five minutes to vest and be ready for Mass.

 

First Reconciliation

 

First Confessions for our second grade students will be Thursday, December 10th at St. Ann and Monday, December 14th at Sacred Heart.

 

Pre-Baptism Program (Time change for December)

 

The infant pre-baptism program is the second Monday of each month.  We usually start at 8:00 p.m. but because of first confessions we will begin just this one time at 8:30 p.m.

 

Reflection on Scripture

 

“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region
of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.”
   These words from Luke’s Gospel read more like an excerpt from the evening newscast than a theological presentation.  St. Luke is after all a physician.  Precision is part of his trade.  It seems St. Luke wants to communicate two things: 1) John the Baptist is a real historical character, and  2) his purpose was to point to the truth.  The truth is Jesus Christ.  There is no truth save that which resides in him.  John as the last and greatest prophet points out the Son of God in their midst.  And all this really happened in this time, in this place, and for real.  The story of the incarnation is not a fable.  The God who created history and time itself has become en-fleshed so as to show us the way. 

 

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