Advent is a time of preparation, when we make ready to celebrate the mystery of our God coming to redeem us by entering into human history two thousand years ago and living among us. Advent also moves us to look forward with a renewed hope that the Lord will come a second time, this time to bring the eternal plan of salvation to fulfillment.
This opportunity to received the sacrament of Reconciliation is to make us ready in mind, heart, and soul for the coming of Christ, which we will soon celebrate in the Mass of Christmas. Our Lady Star of the Sea will be holding its Advent Penance Service on Monday, December 11th at 10:00am (service & confessions) & 6:30pm (confessions only).
Our Lady Star of the Sea will be holding a Mass for the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, December 9th at 10:00am. Luncheon to follow in Social Hall.
The communal reception of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is for all in need of strength, peace, and courage to endure, in a Christian manner, the sufferings of illness or old age. The Parish Ministry of the Sick welcomes you to attend the Mass. The Liturgy will be celebrated and will include the sacrament of the Sick.
On Friday, December 8th, we observe the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This is a holy day of obligation. Our Lady Star of the Sea will celebrate Mass at 8:30am and noon on this day.