RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULE FOR DEC & JAN
No Class - Merry Christmas
Children’s Choir Concert @ 4:00pm
Christmas Eve Mass @ 4:30pm
No Class - Happy New Year
Mass of the Epiphany: NOT a 9 Alive! Mass*
NO Class - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
First Reconciliation Talk @ 7pm
@ Saint Bartholomew’s Parish in San Mateo
No Class - St Gregory School Open House
* JANUARY 7: See your email for information about class schedule.
CHRISTMAS MASS OBLIGATIONS - GUIDANCE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO
December 24, 2017 - December 26, 2017
With Christmas Day on a Monday this year, many people want their Mass obligations clarified. The short answer is: Yes, there is a Sunday obligation and a separate Holy Day obligation. The following information has been supplied to all priests of the Archdiocese.
On Sunday, December 24, which is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Masses after 4:00 pm should be the Vigil Mass for the Nativity of the Lord and not the Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. If your parish has a regularly scheduled Sunday evening Mass, the Vigil Mass for the Nativity is to be used.
Obligation to Attend Mass: This year we have the unusual occurrence of the obligation to attend Mass on two consecutive days. People ask: ‘Can I satisfy two obligations with one Mass?’ The U.S. Catholic Bishops have clarified that "When consecutive obligations occur on Saturday-Sunday or Sunday-Monday, the faithful must attend Mass twice to fulfill two separate obligations."
Therefore, the people are obliged to attend one Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (from Saturday evening 12.23 up to 4:00 pm on Sunday 12.24); and one Mass for the celebration of the Nativity of the Lord (from 4:00 pm on Sunday 12.24 through all Masses on Monday 12.25).
SCHEDULE DECEMBER 23 - 25 MASSES
Masses for the the 4th Sunday of Advent will be
- Saturday, December 23 @ 5:00pm
- Sunday, December 24 @ 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM (no 5:30pm mass)
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses are listed below
SAVE THE DATE: JANUARY 20, 2018 CRAB FEED
St Gregory Church Annual Crab Feed
DATE: Saturday, January 20, 2018
LOCATION: Vanos Gym
LOCATION: Vanos Gym
Join us for a delicious crab & pasta dinner, themed raffle baskets and dancing! Tickets will be sold online and by phone January 8 - 12, 2018. Volunteers are always welcome.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org