DECEMBER at St. Catherine of Siena Parish.
(The Siena Courier).
– We begin the month with a PARISH RETREAT (December 1st from 9:00am to 12:00noon) to start together ADVENT in preparation to CHRISTMAS. The same night the Knights of Columbus will have their CHRISTAMS PARTY in the Main Hall after the 6:00pm mass.
– On December 8th, we will celebrate the 60th ANNIVERSARY of his Priesthood for Fr. Santo Cigolini, C.S. with a solemn mass at 6:00pm and then a reception (all sold out) in the main Hall.
– December 9, at 7:00pm (after mass) great SOCIAL FEAST for Our Lady of Guadalupe with food and Mariachi) in the Main Hall.
December 9-10-11 the TRIDUUM in preparation for the FEAST of Our Lady of GUADALUPE, during the evening mass at 7:00pm, which will be celebrated in Spanish. On December 12 great celebration in Church at 7:00pm. All welcome.
– SCHOOL ADVENT MASS: December 10 – Fr. Zanon School in school at 9:30am; December 11 – Mary Fix School in Church at 1:00pm; December 12 – St. Timothy School, in school at 9:30am.
– On December 15 we will start the GREAT CHRISTMAS NOVENA with three celebrations: In English at 6:30pm Mass in church; – in Spanish at 7:00pm in Scalabrini Hall, Mass, Novena & Posadas; – Sinbang Gagi (Filipino) at 7:30pm in Church, followed by social in the Main Hall.
– December 15 at 9:00am – 12:00 noon in the Main Hall we will have a RETREAT – INSTRUCTIONS for the Parents of children of First Communion. Very important to participate.
– CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS – December 23 – regular Sunday Schedule; December 24 – 8:00am Mass – 4:00pm (Family Vigil Mass – English) – 7:00pm – Spanish Vigil Mass – 10:00pm – SOLEMN MASS (English + Italian). On Christmas day: 8:30am – 10:00 (Italian) 11:30pm – 1:00pm – NO MASS at 4:00pm or 6:00pm.
– NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS: December 30 = Regular Sunday Schedule; December 31st – End of the Year: 8:00am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; – At 4:00pm Eucharistic Adoration in Spanish; 7:00pm – Mass of Thanksgiving and closing of the Year with “Te Deum”. January 1st, 2019 = Regular Sunday Masses: 8:30am, 10:00am (Italian) 11:30am – 1:00pm – 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Spanish).
The Priests and staff of St. Catherine of Siena Parish take the opportunity to wish all a Blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.