Advent and Christmas Schedule

“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 19
Noon to Midnight in the 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.

*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.

Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24

4pm Church - Fr David F. Ryan
4:15pm Father Valker Hall - Fr. Fortunato Turati
Note Change: No 4:15pm mass in the Parish School Gym
6pm Church - Fr David F. Ryan
12 Midnight Church - Fr David F. Ryan

Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25 Mass Schedule

6:30am, 8am, 9:30am - Fr David F. Ryan
11am & 12:30pm - Fr James McIlhone
No 5pm Mass

Holy Days

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - Sunday, December 30
Regular Sunday Schedule

Vigil for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Monday, December 31
8:30am, Noon & 5pm Vigil

Solemnity of Mary (Holy Day of Obligation) - Tuesday, January 1
6:30am, 8:30am, Noon, 4:30pm and 7pm

Epiphany of the Lord - Sunday, January 6
Regular Sunday Schedule

Blessing of a Christmas Tree
Dear God, two thousand years ago, you 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.