Christmas Connection

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve – December 24, 2020

4:00 PM (Church)
4:00 PM (Parish Center)
6:00 PM

Christmas Day – December 25, 2020

7:00 AM
9:00 AM
11:00 AM

*Please note there will be no Midnight Mass.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

  • There will be NO CONFESSIONS on Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) or Thursday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve).
  • There will not be an Advent Communal Penance Service this year.
  • Both priests will be hearing confessions on Thursday, December 10, and Thursday, December 17, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. This is to accommodate increased attendance at regular confession times. Only one priest will be hearing confessions during the 6:30 – 7:00 PM time period.

COVID-19 Restrictions for Christmas

  • Masks will be required of everyone attending Mass on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • All tape will be removed in the church for Christmas Masses. All pews will be accessible and all in attendance will be expected to socially distance themselves from one another on their own. We ask that you do not sit directly in front or behind of those around you.
  • The chapel will be open for all Christmas Masses to accommodate seating and social distancing.
  • In order to limit the spread of germs, the Sign of Peace will be omitted.
  • Holy Communion stations are limited to the front of the church, the chapel, and handicapped seating only. If you are unable to walk down the aisle to the front of the church, please sit in the handicapped seating located along the back of the church and a Eucharistic Minister will come to you.
    • The Precious Blood is not being distributed during this time.
    • Out of care and concern for those around you, including those distributing Holy Communion, we strongly advise receiving Holy Communion in the hand only.
    • In the interest of the safety of those behind you, we ask that you please do not genuflect before receiving Holy Communion or kneel down to receive. The proper way to receive Holy Communion in the United States is to make a reverent bow and then to step forward and receive standing.
  • Due to COVID-19 we are unable to pass a basket during the Offertory to take up our weekly collection. Collection boxes have been set up at each of the doors of the church for you to place your contributions in as you enter or exit the church. The boxes are clearly labeled with yellow signage reading “Collection.” All contributions for St. Vincent de Paul and the Sword and Spoon ministries should be clearly marked before being placed in the collection box.
  • We remind everyone that Bishop Parkes’ dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses remains in effect. If you are uncomfortable with attending large gatherings, you are permitted to remain at home.

Christmas Eve Overflow Mass

  • An overflow Mass has been added on Christmas Eve at 4:00 PM in the Parish Center.
  • At this Mass, seating will be socially distanced and separated into individual seating, couple seating, and family seating.
  • Based on the availability of musicians, there may or may not be music at this Mass.
  • At the Offertory, ushers will come to you with large baskets to take up the collection.
  • All in attendance will come up for Holy Communion. All precautions in place in the church will apply to this Mass as well:
    • The Precious Blood will not be distributed.
    • We strongly advise you to receive Holy Communion in the hand only.
    • Please do not kneel or genuflect to receive Holy Communion.

       

Christmas Season Schedule
 

Feast of the Holy Family – December 26 and 27, 2020

Saturday, December 26

4:00 PM Vigil Mass

Sunday, December 27

7:00 AM Mass
9:00 AM Mass
11:00 AM Mass

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation) –
January 1, 2021

Thursday, December 31, 2020

4:00 PM Vigil Mass

Friday, January 1, 2021

8:00 AM Mass
11:00 AM Mass

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord – January 2 and 3, 2021

Saturday, January 2, 2021

4:00 PM Vigil Mass

Sunday, January 3, 2021

7:00 AM Mass
9:00 AM Mass
11:00 AM Mass

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – January 9 and 10, 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021

4:00 PM Vigil Mass

Sunday, January 10, 2021

7:00 AM Mass
9:00 AM Mass
11:00 AM Mass