Category Archives: Advent

Special Mass Schedule for the Fourth Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 24

This Sunday, December 24 is the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  There will be a special schedule of Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent on December 23 and 24.

Saturday, December 23:
4:00pm at St. Paul
5:00pm at St. John

Sunday, December 24:
7:30am at St. John and St. Paul
9:00am at St. John and St. Paul

Please note: there will be NO 11:00am Mass at either parish on Sunday, December 24. Please see the special schedule of Christmas Masses for Sunday evening, December 24, and Monday morning, December 25.


Advent Penance Service – Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00pm at St. Paul Church

advent-penance-service_imageOur Collaborative Advent Penance Service will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00pm at St. Paul Church.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation  during the Season of Advent in preparation for the Birth of our Lord. Please join us!

SJSP Collaborative Advent Penance Service – Thursday, December 17 at 7:00pm

Advent penance service_2015The SJSP Collaborative Advent Penance Service will be held on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 PM at St. John’s Church.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation in during the Season of Advent in preparation for the Birth of our Lord.  Please join us!

2014 Advent Happenings

Advent_abstractAN ADVENT GIFT FOR YOU – Special small books to nourish your mind and heart as you prepare for Christmas. Available beginning the weekend of November 29-30 at the Glen Road entrance to the Church.

Tuesday, December 2
EVENING FOR WOMEN – Moderator: Sr. Evelyn Ronan, SND
A wonderful way to begin our Advent journey! Through prayer, reflection and sharing, we will interweave this year’s theme, ‘Pondering Grace’ with Mary’s extraordinary ‘yes’ and journey with her. 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel/Social Hall

Saturday, December 6
Holiday market with trees, wreaths, decorated boxwoods, bakeshop, toy raffle, silent auction, Fontaine raffle, kid’s corner, photo with Santa—not to be missed! Saturday, December 6 – one day only, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. John School

December 13-14
During this Advent season, our Service Commission invites us, as a Parish, to assist in supplying ‘Birthing Kits’ as a way to reduce the mortality rates for mothers and newborns in Haiti. Birthing Kit Collection will take place at all the Masses on the weekend of December 13-14.

Sunday, December 14
Our Parish Choir, Family Mass Musicians, Christmas Youth and St. John School Chorus come together to provide a concert of Christmas music that will delight all ages at 2:00 p.m. in the Church!

Tuesday, December 16
All are welcome to this experience of joy!, Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.

Sunday, December 21
Religious Education First Grade classes will be in costume as they present the Christmas Gospel—Sunday, December 21 at the 9:00 a.m. Family Mass in the Church.

Wednesday, December 24
There is no better way to prepare for Christmas! Come for this special gift of Confession on Christmas Eve from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Chapel.


Wednesday, December 24
4:00 pm (Upper and Lower Church)
5:30 pm Family Mass
7:00 pm
10:00 pm (9:30 Choir Program)

Thursday, December 25
10:30 am (10:00 Choir Program)
No 5:00 pm Mass on Christmas Day