The Day of Reflection for Men, which was postponed due to winter weather, has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 6th. We will begin the day at the First Saturday Mass at 9:00 am and the Day of Reflection will begin immediately following the Mass from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a light breakfast and lunch. The Day of Reflection will focus on who we are, and what we are called to do, as Catholic gentlemen. All men of the parish are invited to attend!
The Christmas Season is in full swing, and we are planning our Epiphany Party sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women. The Epiphany Party will be a potluck on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 in the Parish Hall, following the 6:00pm Mass. You can sign up to bring a dish at http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=SMHC0449. Come celebrate the arrival of the three Kings and the end of the Christmas season! We hope to see you there!
Jean Lightholder is chairing the event, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daily Mass for Friday, January 19, 2018, which was previously rescheduled for 6:00pm has been moved to 6:30pm due to a wedding rehearsal scheduled in the church at 5:00pm.
Reminder: Our Young Adult gathering will be at 7:30pm at Wild Leap Brew, 308 Main Street, LaGrange.
The daily Mass scheduled for Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) has been rescheduled for 6:00pm. Father Tim will be attending the funeral Mass for Msgr. R. Donald Kiernan at 11:00am on Friday, which was rescheduled due to the snow and icy road conditions today.
Also please note: Our Young Adult gathering will also be Friday evening at 7:30pm at Wild Leap Brew, 308 Main Street, LaGrange.
Due to the inclement weather in the area with snow and ice on the roadways, the Bible Study scheduled for this evening is cancelled. Father Tim will still celebrate Mass this evening at 5:00pm, but please use prudence and caution before getting on the roads. The temperatures are not supposed to get above freezing today, but if they do the roads will re-freeze toward nightfall. If roads are snow covered or icy at your location you should not attempt driving to the church.
Stay home, stay warm, and most of all stay safe.
Daily Mass will be celebrated at 5:00pm on Wednesday, January 17th. Father Tim is planning to attend the funeral Mass for Msgr. R. Donald Kiernan.
Saturday, January 6th
Men’s Day of Reflection – Begins with First Saturday Mass at 9:00am, followed by a light breakfast and the retreat from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Epiphany Party (PotLuck) – Immediately following the 6:00pm Mass. Sign up to bring a dish at http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=SMHC0449. Come out and celebrate the end of the Christmas Season with the entire parish family!
Sunday, January 7th
First Reconciliation Classes – If your child is due to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we are meeting each Sunday from January 7th through Janaury 28th during PREP, 9:30am to 10:45am. First Reconciliation will take place on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 11:00am. See more information in this week’s bulletin!
Tuesday, January 9th
VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children – Our next Safe Environment training session will take place on Tuesday, January 9th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the Parish Hall. All employees and those volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults MUST complete this training every 5 years. If you are unsure whether you need to update your certification, please contact Michael Barrett in the parish office. Light refreshments will be served at the VIRTUS session.
There is an error in this weeks bulletin under Mass intentions, where the Mass time for Monday, January 1 states the Mass is at 12:00pm at St. Peters. This is incorrect.
The Mass schedule for tomorrow, January 1, which is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, is correct on page 5 of the bulletin that states:
12:00pm – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
6:00pm – St. Peter’s
We apologize for this error.
If you still have a pledge balance for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, please complete your payment a soon as possible. Your financial support of the annual appeal, and our parish, is greatly appreciated! The deadline for payments is December 31st, and any amount received above our goal will be returned to our parish assessment free from the archdiocese!
Thank you again for your generosity!
Although the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, on January 1, is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, Father Tim is celebrating two Masses on that day.
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 12:00 pm
- St. Peter’s 6:00 pm