--The Unfailing Christmas Novena begins on the Feast of St. Andrew, Tuesday Nov. 30th. To be prayed 15 times every day until Christmas for a special intention: “Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.”
-- If you would like the opportunity to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation, on Wednesday Dec. 8, there will be a 7PM Mass at St. Ann’s Chapel: 254 Still River Road, Still River
--On Sunday, Dec. 12, our Mass will be held in the Lower Chapel downstairs due to an afternoon concert of Christmas music being held in the Church at 2PM. The front row will be reserved for receiving Holy Communion.
--Latin Mass Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 19: If you haven’t done so already, please let us know if you are coming to the Latin Mass dinner on Sunday, Dec. 19th, at 4PM (after Vespers) at Il Forno Restaurant (27 Airport Road, Fitchburg). RSVP to Todd and Diana Tabbaa: email@example.com so that we can give the restaurant a general count. (You may still attend even if you don’t RSVP).
Children are welcome; cake and wine will be served. There will only be one bill, so every family will keep track of their own tab (cash only). We will hold a Yankee Gift Swap: Anyone who would like to participate should bring a wrapped gift with no name tag (a Catholic theme gift (funny or nice) or home-made goodies- under $20). As many family members who would like to participate may each bring a gift. Each person who brings a gift will draw a number to determine the order. The first person opens a gift. The next person may choose from any opened gifts or open a new gift, and so on until the last person may choose from all of the opened gifts. The best gift will be sharing the time together!