ADVENT/CHRISTMAS/EPIPHANY

2022-2023 ADVENT/CHRISTMAS/EPIPHANY CELEBRATIONS

The Liturgy Committee of St. Emydius parish has chosen as access code to the Church's celebration of Advent,  Christmas, and Epiphany the following theme:  "READY THE WAY WITH GOD'S GRACE:  LISTEN, ACT, EVOLVE."

Jesus of Nazareth's evolution into the Christ is the blueprint for all people and all creation. Jesus becomes the Christ, Examplar for all people and creation by living and exposing the pattern of growth God has inserted into existence since the Big Bang. Jesus, then lived our life, died our death, and experienced our resurrection.

Thus, the pattern of his life echoes through the Holy Spirit's presence in everyone and everything. So, we and all creation, by living our life, dying our death, and experiencing resurrection over and over are being transformed into His likeness.

The Scriptures of the Seasons present Jesus as the evolving blueprint and invite and empower us to listen to what is going on, assimilate and react to it, and so grow and evolve.

FOCUS: Ready the Way with God's Grace: LISTEN, ACT, EVOLVE

ADVENT

Sunday, Nov 27          First Sunday of Advent          Regular Schedule

Sunday, Dec 04          Second Sunday of Advent          Regular Schedule

Thursday, Dec 08          Immaculate Conception of the BVM          8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 11          Third Sunday of Advent          Regular Schedule

Sunday, Dec 18          Fourth Sunday of Advent          Regular Schedule

CHRISTMAS

Saturday, Dec 24          Christmas Vigil Mass          4:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 25          Christmas Midnight Mass          12:00 Midnight

                                                        Christmas Day Masses          8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Friday, Dec 30          Feast of the Holy Family          8:00 a.m.

Saturday, Dec 31          Vigil Mass          4:00 p.m.

Sunday, Jan 01          Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God          8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

EPIPHANY

Sunday, Jan 08          Solemnity of the Epiphany          Regular Schedule

Monday, Jan 09          Feast of the Baptism of the Lord          8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan 10          Ordinary Time begins          Regular Schedule

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