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.
We are also reminded that the Lord will come to each one of us at the hour of death – this fact we know for certain, but we do not know the hour.
This opportunity to receive 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 penance service on Monday, December 17th at 10:00am & 6:30pm
Our Lady Star of the Sea’s Christmas and New Year Mass Times are as follows:
Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th 4:00pm & 6:30pm
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th 9:00am & 11:00am
Feast of the Holy Family, Monday, December 31st 8:30am
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Tuesday, January 1st 10:00am
Starting Saturday, January 5th, we will follow our winter Mass schedule. This schedule will be: Saturday Vigil Masses at 4:00pm & 5:30pm, Sunday Masses at 7:30am, 9:00am, & 11:00am.
Join us on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 to pray, learn, and grow in faith through Sacred Scripture.
Beginning on January 9th, we will be introducing a new study that focuses on four female Doctors of the Church and the vital influence of their voices throughout Church history. All are invited to join us for this 12-week program!