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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

On Thursday evening and Friday of this past week we celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The belief that Mary was conceived without sin goes back to the earliest days of the Church. It was officially declared a doctrine of the Church by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854. The feast itself was…
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4th Sunday of Advent & Christmas Mass Times

Saturday, Dec. 23 – 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 – 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 – 4:00 p.m. (Youth Christmas Pageant) Sunday, Dec. 24 – 6:30 p.m. (Christmas Ensemble) Sunday, Dec. 24 – 10:00 p.m. (Candlelight Adult Choir) Monday, Dec. 25 – 10:00 a.m. (Christmas Day)

From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Are you aware that, as Catholic Christians, we are able to celebrate New Year’s Day twice each year? January 1 will mark the beginning of the civil year, but this weekend, the First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of our church year. During Advent Deacon Todd and I will wear violet vestments, as we do during Lent. Advent, like…
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Children’s Christmas Party – Saturday, December 16

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. in the parish hall. Activities begin at 11:00 with a performance by the Virginia Davis Dancers, carols by the Children’s Choir, and visit by Santa. A delicious lunch will be served and there will be activities for the kids. Sign up sheets are in the Atrium. All kids and parents are welcome (and bring your…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

When I was in high school, my best friend was a member of the Methodist Church. On one occasion I had given him a tour of my church, St. Joseph’s. He decided to reciprocate, so one day after school we stopped by the Methodist church, only to find it locked. As it turned out, it was always locked, except on…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

On Wednesday of this week Father Jim will be departing for his 6 month stay in Florida. His condominium is in Stewart, about 40 miles north of Palm Beach. During his absence our choir, ensemble, soloists and instrumentalists will be working on a CD which will feature the two Masses Father has composed, an Ave Maria and several hymns. This…
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