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Advent invites us to a commitment to vigilance, looking beyond ourselves, expanding our mind and heart in order to open ourselves up to the needs of people, of brothers and sisters, and to the desire for a new world. It is the desire of many people tormented by hunger, by injustice and by war. It is the desire of the poor, the weak, the abandoned. This is a favourable time to open our hearts, to ask ourselves concrete questions about how and for whom we expend our lives.
Pope Francis - 2018 Advent Message
Each year at this time, the Church urges us to renew our memory of the great love God has shown for us. Advent is a time for us to be quiet, reflect and meditate on the real meaning of Christmas. During these four weeks before Christmas we should prepare our hearts and our lives as we wait for the coming of Jesus. We must focus on the promise that God made to his people and how that promise was fulfilled in the birth of Christ and will be fulfilled in his next coming. We should understand that Christ, who came once in the flesh, is prepared to come again. And that he may come, at any hour and moment, to dwell spiritually in our hearts. It is a wonderful opportunity of revitalization for us as Christians.
During Advent at St. John Eudes
Christmas at St. John Eudes
Christmas Mass Schedule
Monday ~ December 24
Christmas Eve
4:00 pm - Children’s Mass
with Children's Choir
(Featuring a Christmas Dramatization)
(Note: Due to the popularity of this Mass, a second Mass has been added that will be celebrated at 4:00 pm in Grill Hall for those who cannot be seated in the church. No standing in the church or narthex will be permitted at the 4:00 pm Mass.)
6:00 pm - Spanish
8:00 pm - Evening
11:00 pm - Midnight Mass with Choir
(with Lessons & Carols at 10:15 pm)
Tuesday ~ December 25
Christmas Day
7:30 am
9:00 am
11:00 am - with Adult Choir
12:45 pm - Spanish
Sunday ~ January 6
Solemnity of the Epiphany
of the Lord
5:30 pm - Saturday Vigil
7:30 am, 9:00 am
11:00 am, 12:45 pm
2:15 pm - Spanish
5:30 pm