Advent and Christmas

“The season of Advent restores … a hope which does not disappoint for it is founded on God’s Word. A hope which does not disappoint, simply because the Lord never disappoints! … Let us think about and feel this beauty.”

- Pope Francis

Come Let Us Adore Him!
Wednesday, December 20
Noon to Midnight
Church

St. Francis de Sales Parish invites you to step away from the busy-ness of your Christmas preparations and receive Christ's peace and joy in your heart as we prepare for His coming. Please join us in the Church on Wednesday, December 20 at any time that fits your schedule between 12 noon and 12 midnight as we offer two ways to renew our relationship with Jesus and prepare for His coming through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Christmas Schedule

*Confessions will be offered on all Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 
**During the Advent season, Mass will be offered at 8:30 a.m. and noon on Fridays in addition to our regularly scheduled weekday Masses.

Sunday, December 24, 4th Sunday of Advent
Regular Masses: 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve Masses
4 p.m. - Church
4 p.m. - Fr. Valker Hall
4:15 p.m. - Parish School Gym
6 p.m. - Church
12 a.m. Midnight Mass - Church

Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day
6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
*No 5 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day

Sunday, December 31 - Feast of the Holy Family:
6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
*No 5 p.m. Mass.

Monday, January 1, 2018 - Solemnity of Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
*Not a Holy Day of Obligation
8:30 a.m. and Noon Masses

Sunday, January 7, 2018—Epiphany of the Lord:
Regular Weekend Mass Schedule

Blessing of a Christmas Tree

Dear God, two thousand years ago, your brought your son Jesus into this world to teach us the power of love and sacrifice.
As we raise this tree, we remember his birth and the meaning of his life for us.
Bless this tree as a symbol of our celebration of Jesus' birth and our gratitude for his sacrifice. 
May the joy this tree brings and the gifts we place under it remind us of the many gifts you have given us. 
We ask your blessings upon our loved ones, this day and always.
Amen.