Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

December 30th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God)

New Year’s Eve/Sunday: 
St. Michael at 5:30pm

New Year’s Day/Monday: 
St. Michael at 10:00am
St. Joseph at 12:00pm

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We close out the Christmas octave—the eight days following the birth of Christ—with a day honoring Mary as the Mother of God. Take time to read about the Mother of God today.

Reflect: 
January 1 is also the World Day of Peace. In his World Day of Peace Message for 2017, Pope Francis said:

“On this occasion, I would like to reflect on nonviolence as a style of politics for peace. I ask God to help all of us to cultivate nonviolence in our most personal thoughts and values. May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life. When victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promotors of nonviolent peacemaking. In the most local and ordinary situations and in the international order, may nonviolence become the hallmark of our decisions, our relationships and our actions, and indeed of political life in all its forms.”

from http://www.usccb.org/…/li…/christmas/christmas-january-1.cfm

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Christmas Weekend Masses

December 19th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Christmas Weekend Masses)

Which Sunday and Christmas Mass combination are YOU going to partake in?

Sunday Mass Times:

Arma:
4pm Saturday Evening
8am Sunday Morning

Girard:
5:30pm Saturday Evening
10am Sunday Morning

Christmas Mass Times: 

Arma:
4pm Sunday Evening
8am Monday Morning

Girard:
Midnight, Sunday Night
10am Sunday Morning

***Don’t forget that Confession is a great way to prepare ourselves for Christ’s birth.
Confessions will be available before and after all Masses (other than on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.) Masses before Christmas Eve include: Wednesday at 6:30pm in Girard, Thursday at 8am in Arma, Friday at 7am in Girard, Saturday at 4pm in Arma, or lastly Saturday at 5:30pm in Girard.

 

***New Year’s Masses will be Dec. 31 at 5:30pm in Girard, Jan. 1 at noon in Arma, or Jan. 1 at 10am in Girard. No Confessions before or after Mass on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.

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