Monday, December 9th–Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary– This year is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be celebrated at 6:30am, 9:00am and 7:00pm.
THE LIGHT OF THE ENCYCLICAL
ADVENT. The Patience of Waiting
If you have some VIP guests for dinner and you want to amaze them, you will not order fast food because it is not delicious. Good ingredients and the patience of cooking make a delicious and tasty meal.
Time is an essential dimension of our human life. We take nine months to be born. A kid takes twelve years to graduate from school. We take time to learn to walk, to talk, to love. Without time there is no human life, no need to exercise liberty, no room for love.
To make our way, we need a path and time. Only after patiently waiting do we enjoy what we acquire. Human life is a journey toward heaven and we take all our lifetime to arrive there.
“While Moses is speaking to God on Sinai, the people cannot bear the mystery of God’s hiddenness, they cannot endure the time of waiting to see his face. Faith by its very nature demands renouncing the immediate possession which sight would appear to offer; it is an invitation to turn to the source of the light, while respecting the mystery of a countenance which will unveil itself personally in its own good time” (LF 13).
Christmas Mass Schedule
December 24th Christmas Eve
5:00pm Vigil Mass (English)
8:00pm Vigil Mass (Spanish)
12:00am Midnight (English)
December 25th Nativity of the Lord
Holy Masses will be celebrated at 9:00am, 10:30 am and 12:00pm (noon)