Advent & Christmas Schedule 2016
Christmas Pageant: December 18th
Join us in Aquinas Hall at 10:45am for our Annual Christmas Pageant.
Christmas Decorating: December 14th - We Need You!
We will be readying the church for our Christmas Masses on Christmas Eve following the 10:00am daily Mass. If you plan to help please contact Anne DeSart (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know you are coming!
Christmas Masses: December 25th
Christmas Eve Mass Times
Children's Choir Christmas Eve Mass: 4pm
Chirstmas Eve Mass: 7pm
Midnite Mass: 12am
Christmas Day Mass Times
Christmas Day Mass: 9:30am and 11:30am
Daily Masses during the Octave - December 26th to December 31st: 10am and No Daily Eucharistic Adoration
New Year’s Day (Holy Day of Obligation): January 1st
Vigil(12/31): 5:30pm; DAY: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, & 5pm
Regular Schedule Resumes January 2nd with Daily Masses at 8:30am and 12:15pm, and Adoration Schedule.
Advent Penance Service: December 7th
Join us at 6pm in the Church for our annual Advent Penance Service here at Saint Thomas Aquinas
Area Penance Services
Wednesday, Dec 14 @ 7:00 p.m.—St. Gabriel
Thursday, Dec 15 @ 7:00 p.m.—St. John Neumann
Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation) Mass: December 8th
Masses will be held at 8:30am, 12:15pm, 7pm. A vigil Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm in the Extraordinary Form.
National Prayer for Life & Adoration: December 8th
Join us in the church from 8pm to midnight. More information
Simbang Gabi: December 9th 7pm
Filipino Advent Tradition reception to follow
Rorate Mass: December 10th 6am
Quiet Candlelit Mass in Extraordinary Form. The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, priests and faithful prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ. The readings and prayers of the Mass foretell the prophecy of the Virgin who would bear a Son called Emmanuel, and call on all to raise the gates of their hearts and their societies to let Christ the King enter; asking for the grace to receive eternal life by the merits of the Incarnation and saving Resurrection of Our Lord. (source)
Our Lady of Guadalupe: December 12th
The Hispanic Ministry invites you to the celebration of the Mass of Our Virgin of Guadalupe that will be Monday December 12 at 7pm. Following the Mass there will be a small reception in the courtyard. Thank you for your company.
El Ministerio Hispano de la Iglesia San Thomas Aquinas les invitan a todos a la celebracion de la misa de nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe que sera el Lunes 12 de Diciembre a las 7 p.m. A continuacion tendremos uma recepcion en el courtyard. Vengan los esperamos. Gracias por su compania.