Bulletin, Sunday, December 20, 2015

 

 

CHRISTMAS SEASON SCHEDULE

 

Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 24 – 8:00 p.m.

Family Mass ( Holy Name Choir) *

Thursday, December 24 – Midnight Mass *

(African Catholic Community choir -

 all are welcome)

 

Christmas Day

Friday, December 25th

10 a.m. Christmas Morning Mass (Cantor)

 

Saturday, December 26th – 5:15 p.m.

Sunday, December 27th – 10 a.m.

 

New Year’s Eve: Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

5:15 p.m. Mass

 

New Year’s Day: Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Friday, January 1st, 2016

10:00 a.m. Mass

12 noon (African Catholic Community Mass)

 

Feast of the Epiphany

Saturday, January 2nd – 5:15 pm

Sunday, January 3rd - 10 a.m. Mass

  12 noon (African Catholic Community)

*carols begin ½ hour before Mass

Please keep and post on your refrigerator at home for future reference.

 

MASS & DAILY READINGS

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

Tues. December 22nd: ferial

12:05 pm: Anthony & Brandon Cornacchia +

1 Samuel 1.24-28, 1 Samuel 2.1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd, Luke 1.46-56

Wed. December 23rd: ferial

12:05 pm:  Joao B. Da Silva +

Malachi 3.1-4; 4.5-6, Ps. 25.4bc-5ab, 8-9, 10+14, Luke 1.57-66

Thurs. December 24th: The Nativity of the Lord

Isaiah 9.2-4, 6-7, Ps. 96.1-2, 3-4, 11-12, 13, Titus 2.11-14, Luke 2.1-16++

Fri. December 25th: The Nativity of the Lord

Isaiah 52.7-10, Ps. 98.1, 2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6, Hebrews 1.1-6, John 1.1-18

Sat. December 26th: St. Stephen

 5:15 pm: Paulina De Jesus +

Acts 6.8-10; 7.54-59, Ps. 31.2cd-3ab, 5+7ab, 15bc-16, Matthew 10.17-22

Readings for

Feast – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, Joseph Sunday, December 27th, 2015

1st Reading: Sirach 3.2-6, 12-14

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 128.1-2, 3,4-5

Second Reading: Colossians 3.12-21

Gospel: Luke 2.41-52

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week

In Memory of Tom Keeble

at the request of Ron Keeble

 

 

THAT GENTLE CHRISTMAS

 

And on that gentle Christmas

There was a woman with four smiling faces

beaming up at her with eyes of Innocence,

constant giggles and untidy laces

They called her ‘Ma-di-ma’ because she cradled them at night

when the heat ran low and the chill crept in

and there was only a little light.

 

And on that gentle Christmas

They looked out upon the snow

and waited at their seats by the little front window

For a father laden with gifts they hoped would soon appear

With big warm hugs

that surely would bring Ma-di-ma just a little cheer.

 

Yet on that gentle Christmas

With a poor hat in hand Ma-di-ma wandered out to the street

with her old coat and the simplest of shoes on her feet.

“Would it be too much trouble sir . .  . I mean I hate to ask . .

But the world has been so very difficult . . . everything such a very hard task.”

 

And on that gentle Christmas

There were lights glistening from afar

where the purest Happiness lay.

And where the Spirit of Hopes and Dreams had been born

on that Truly Wondrous Day.

 

And on that gentle Christmas

The Community of the Spirit stopped

for just a single, solitary, moment in Time.

For they had found one woman stranded ‘tween Heaven and Earth

with neither nickel, nor quarter, nor penny, nor dime.

 

 

And on that gentle Christmas

As four smiling faces gathered ‘round her waist

the Community filled her hat to overflowing

and held Ma-di-ma’s hands in Sweetness and in Grace.

As her Laughter burst forth in tears of Happiness and Joy

The Spirit touched her lightly with the Glow from a tiny infant Boy

On that very gentle Christmas.

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM HOLY NAME PARISH STAFF

 

          Rev. Jinto Puthiyidathuchalil, C.S.C.     Rev. Alexander Osei, C.S.Sp.              Rev. Al Mahoney, C.S.C.

          Pastor                                                                   African Catholic Community             In Residence

 

         Carol Soloman                                       Pamela Cobham                                  Sarah Matte

         Lay Pastoral Assistant                       Parish Secretary                                  Choir Director

 

         Elly Kaas                                                 Rob Cliche                                            Maryjane Enrico

         Bookeeper                                              Caretaker                                             Housekeeper