Dedicate the new year to our Blessed Mother and our Lord Jesus and start the year blessed by partaking of the Eucharistic Feast...
JANUARY 1st, 2019 is the SOLEMNITY of MARY, MOTHER OF GOD. Our HOLY DAY of OBLIGATION MASSES will be celebrated in the Main Church on:
December 31st at 5:00 p.m.
January 1st at 8:30 a.m.
Our remembrance of Mary’s divine motherhood injects a further note of Christmas joy. It is a day of prayer for world peace: Mary is the mother of the Prince of Peace. It is the first day of a new year: Mary continues to bring new life to her children—who are also God’s children.
To her let us entrust our journey of faith, the desires of our heart, our needs and the needs of the whole world, especially of those who hunger and thirst for justice and peace, and for God. In celebrating the Solemnity of Mary Most Holy, the Holy Mother of God, the Church reminds us that our Mother, more than anyone else, received this blessing. In her the blessing finds fulfillment, for no other creature has ever seen God’s face shine upon it as did Mary. She gave a human face to the eternal Word, so that all of us can contemplate him.
"But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart." (Luke 2:19)
NOTE: Offices are closed on New Year's Day and on Wednesday, January 2. Office services will resume on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
A BLESSED, PEACEFUL and SPIRIT-FILLED 2019 to all!