1st Sunday of Advent 
Listen to the Alma Redemptoris Mater, Marian Antiphon of Advent

The Immaculate Conception: December 8th

Mass Times:
4pm vigil on Thursday, December 7
and 7pm on Friday, December 8
All in the upper church

The Novena to the Immaculate Conception began on Thursday, November 30th. Click HERE for a novena prayer. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Fr. Lacombe is returning for an Evening of Advent Prayer on December 12 at 7pm. Confessions will be available. 

The topic of Fr. Lacombe’s meditation is: Mary, the Mother of Hope, Model of Living the Virtue of Hope in the Advent Season.

Evening Opportunity for Confessions: December 18, 7-8pm in the lower chapel

In addition to our regular Saturday morning confessions, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered Monday, December 18, 7-8PM in the lower chapel.

Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band 24th Annual Christmas Concert: Saturday, December 16, 2pm at St. John’s Parish Center 

A New Orleans Nutcracker and traditional holiday favorites. Everyone is welcome, especially families and “little ones”. Admission: voluntary donation of socks and underwear for all ages to benefit Project Just Because. 

Keep Christ In Christmas Poster Contest

The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Rice Council is holding its annual poster contest and inviting all children between the ages of 5-14 to participate. It is a great way to show your creativity, have some fun and also focus some time thinking about what the Christmas season is truly all about. Anyone interested, who has not already received an entry form, can contact the religious education office or contact Bill Magin- nis, billmaginnis@verizon.net, to get more information. There will be a prize for the 1st and 2nd place for each age category, 5-7, 8-10 and 11-14, and all participants will re- ceive a small gift for their participation. The K of C is looking forward to seeing all the great posters.