Saint Max Church

Advent


ADVENT 2023


HELP LIGHT THE CANDLES OF THE ADVENT WREATH

Would your family like to help light the candles of the Advent Wreath at one of our Masses during Advent? Sign up here.

MONDAYS DURING ADVENT – EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
After 8:30 AM Mass until 5:00 PM (in addition to our regular Exposition schedule)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 – DAY OF MERCY

9:15 AM – 8:00 PM (A priest will be available all day to hear confessions.)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 – IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

(Holy Day of Obligation) 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 7:30 PM*.

On this solemnity, those who wish to make or renew their consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary will be able to so after the 8:30 AM and 7:30 PM Masses.

*Incense is used at the 7:30 PM Mass.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 – FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
8:30 AM and 7:30 PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 – RORATE MASS

7:15 AM – NO 8:30AM Mass this day – confessions follow the 7:15AM Mass

This is a special Mass prayed with only the light of candles.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 – CONFESSION

6PM – 8PM (2 priests available)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

4:30 PM Mass – 4th Sunday of Advent*

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24

9 AM Mass – 4th Sunday of Advent*

11 AM Mass – 4th Sunday of Advent*

*At the weekend Masses on December 23/24, all are invited to bring the figure of the Infant Jesus from your home crèche to be blessed.


CHRISTMAS 2023


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE

3:00PM – Church and Gym, 5:30PM

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY

Midnight*, 9:00AM & 11:00AM*

Caroling will precede all Masses. Lessons and Carols will begin at 11:30PM before Midnight Mass

*Incense will be used at the Midnight Mass, and 11AM Mass Christmas Day

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 - FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH
A special blessing for expectant parents will be prayed at the end of all Masses, December 30 & 31.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31- EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
11PM-Midnight (New Year’s Eve)


CHRISTMAS SEASON 2023-24


MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2024 – SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
9:00AM, 11:00AM Masses

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2024 - EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Incense will be used at the 9AM and 11:00AM Masses. Blessed chalk will be available in the gathering space this weekend.

MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2024 - BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Close of the Christmas Season. 8:30AM Mass

Light the Candles of the Advent Wreath

Families of any size are invited to light the candles of our Advent wreath at the start of each weekend Mass during Advent. The candles are lit during the entrance procession. All it takes is for your family to arrive 15 minutes prior to Mass, dressed in your Sunday best.

Sign Up to Light the Candles


Christmas Flowers

Please consider contributing towards the beautiful flowers which will adorn our church during Christmas and the Christmas Season. Thank you for your donations! 

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