Tuesday, November 30, 2010

from the desk of Fr. Paul…

Wednesday, December 8th is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. When Mary was conceived in her mother’s womb, God preserved her from original sin, knowing that she would be the Mother of Jesus. Thus Mary remained pure from the moment of her conception until she died. We honor her under the title of “Immaculate Conception” on Wednesday. It is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics – all Catholics are required to attend and celebrate Mass. This year, to try and encourage everyone to go to Mass, I have added an extra Mass on Tuesday night. The Masses for Immaculate Conception are: Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

During the season of Advent, we always have a Penance Service with confessions to give us an opportunity to approach Christmas with pure hearts. Resurrection of the Lord’s Penance Service is this Friday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. There should be at least 8 priests here to help with confessions.

If you cannot make it Friday night, the following is a list of Parishes of the Central Vicariate with the dates and times of their Penance Services:

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City - Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m.

St. Elizabeth, Aiea - Thursday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Sorrows, Wahiawa - Tuesday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m.

St. John Apostle and Evangelist, Mililani - Wednesday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m.

St. Michael, Waialua - Thursday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m.

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