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O Oriens

o antiphons     O Rising Sun, you are the splendor of eternal light and the sun of justice. O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

lasThe tradition of the Posadas was brought to Mexico from Spain in the 1500’s by Catholic Missionaries.  The Posadas commemorate Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a place for the Christ Child to be born.

In Spanish, the word means dwelling or lodging.  Each Posada ends with the traditional seven-cornered piñata, representing the Seven Deadly Sins.  The beating of the piñata symbolizes the mortification that Christians exercise in overcoming personal sin.  The candy within each piñata characterizes the sweetness of God’s grace made available to us through the birth of Jesus.

The closing celebration will be on Tuesday, December 23, at 6:00 pm in the school gym.

Holy Day Mass Schedule

imagesSolemnity of the Nativity of the Lord

December 24 @ 4:00 pm (caroling begins @ 3:30 pm) and 6:30 pm (bilingual)

Midnight Mass (caroling begins @ 11:30 pm)

December 25 @ 10:00 am

 

 

NOTE:

THERE WILL BE NO 6:00 PM CONFESSIONS ON DECEMBER 24 OR DECEMBER 31.

 

jusus_theotokosSolemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

December 31 @ 7:00 pm

January 1 @ 10:00 am