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In this season of Advent, we are called to enlarge the horizons of our hearts, to be surprised by the life which is presented each day with its novelty . . . In order to do this we need to learn to not depend on our own securities, our own consolidated plans, because the Lord comes in the hour which we don’t imagine. This introduces us to a much more beautiful, and great, dimension.
Pope Francis
Each year at this time, the Church urges us to renew our memory of the great love God has shown for us. Advent is a time for us to be quiet, reflect and meditate on the real meaning of Christmas. During these four weeks before Christmas we should prepare our hearts and our lives as we wait for the coming of Jesus. We must focus on the promise that God made to his people and how that promise was fulfilled in the birth of Christ and will be fulfilled in his next coming. We should understand that Christ, who came once in the flesh, is prepared to come again. And that he may come, at any hour and moment, to dwell spiritually in our hearts. It is a wonderful opportunity of revitalization for us as Christians.
During Advent at St. John Eudes
Christmas at St. John Eudes
Christmas Mass Schedule
Saturday ~ December 24
Christmas Eve
4:00 pm - Children’s Mass
with Children's Choir
(Featuring a Christmas Dramatization)
(Note: Due to the popularity of this Mass, a second Mass has been added that will be celebrated at 4:00 pm in Grill Hall for those who cannot be seated in the church. No standing in the church or narthex will be permitted at the 4:00 pm Mass.)
6:00 pm - Spanish Mass
8:00 pm - Evening Mass
11:00 pm - Midnight Mass with Choir
(with Carols at 10:15 pm)
Sunday ~ December 25
Christmas Day
9:00 am
11:00 am - with Adult Choir
12:45 pm (Spanish)
(There will be no 5:30 pm Mass on Christmas Day)
Sunday ~ December 31
The Holy Family
of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
(New Year’s Eve)
5:30 pm - Saturday Vigil
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
12:45 pm, 2:15 pm (Spanish)
5:30 pm
Monday ~ January 1
Solemnity of Mary,
Mother of God
(New Year’s Day)
9:00 am (Not a Holy Day of Obligaton)
Sunday ~ January 7
Solemnity of the Epiphany
of the Lord
5:30 pm - Saturday Vigil
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
12:45 pm, 2:15 pm (Spanish)
5:30 pm