Dec. 16th and 17th, 2017
✙ Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings for Dec. 17th , 2017

     JOHN THE BAPTIST SAID to his contemporaries:
“there stands among you one whom you know not.” He was referring to jesus, who was present among the people unbeknownst to them. Jesus is present among us as we gather to celebrate the eucharist.
     Lord Jesus, you bring liberty to captives. Lord, have mercy.
    You bring good news to the poor. Christ, have mercy.
    You bind up hearts that are broken. Lord, have mercy.

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Scott Hahn's commentaries can be found here

Agape Catholic Bible study : 3rd Sunday of Advent

To understand this week's scripture readings, please refer to our Bible Study page which has several links to more bible resources and notes.

Messianic Genealogy of Jesus Christ - Click here!

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MONDAY:Laura Wisbey & Father Tom Dermondy; TUESDAY:Wayne Piette & the healing of Christell Chapin; WEDNESDAY: Chiara Tadina & Christell Chapin; THURSDAY: NO MASS FRIDAY:Paul & Frances Aiello

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Church Ministers for the Next 2 Weeks

SATURDAY, Dec. 16th - 5:00pm
Lector: Chuck Schlumpberber
Eucharist: Mark Clure
Cup: Bill Navarre & Kris Acord
Servers: Nathan & Jennifer Roach
Music: Folk Group
Offertory Gifts: Richard & Anna Mamayek
Ushers: Dave Barnet &; Tom Ravizza

SUNDAY, Dec. 17th - 9:00am
Lector: Jim Smith
Eucharist: Melodee Bell
Cup: Nancy Patrick & Alvin Garcia
Servers: Adam Domanski & Alexa Thompson
Music: Carol Taforo & James Roach
Offertory Gifts: Tom & Yvonne Waite
Ushers: Jim Mathews

SATURDAY, Dec. 23rd - 5:00pm
Lector: Oralee Floria
Eucharist: Kathleen Armstrong
Cup: Chuck Rosencrantz & Paul Schwartz
Servers: Linnea & Elise Dolf
Music: Folk Group
Offertory Gifts: Tom & Jackie Ravizza
Ushers: Frank Correa & Frank Melo

SUNDAY, Dec. 24th - 9:00am
Lector: Mark Sadler
Eucharist: Rosana Slezevicuipe
Cup: Darrold & Cathy Jourdan
Servers: Asher Aguirre & Austin McWilliams
Music: Carol Taforo & James Roach
Offertory Gifts: Charles & Cindy Corrales
Ushers: Bruno Zamperin & Dante Capovilla

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** To download a copy of the Church's Monthly Calendar, please please click the text or the image below or go to our calendar page.


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Joy and Pleasure

    There is a world of difference between joy and pleasure
Pleasure can be planned. Joy can’t be planned; it comes unexpectedly, and is all the sweeter for that.
     Pleasure is immediate. Joy often comes later, and the sweetest joy of all is that which follows pain.
    Pleasure comes from saying “yes” to ourselves even though we know it's wrong. Joy comes from saying “no” to ourselves when we are aware that what we are doing is not right. Pleasure is like a flame in the night; it brightens things up for awhile, but when it’s over, we feel darker and emptier than ever. Joy, on the other hand, is like a bright fire in the hearth; even when it dies down, it leaves a warm glow behind it.

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Regular Church Calendar of St. Anthony Parish, Mount Shasta

Knights Of Columbus Officers Meeting: 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at St.Anthony's
Knights of Columbus General Membership Meeting:
Third Thursday of the month at 7:15 pm at the St.Anthony's Parish Hall
Altar Society Meeting Second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm after Mass at noon. The Rosary will be said before Mass at 11:30 am.
St. Vincent de Paul Society Second Friday of each month at 12:30 pm at the small hall
Rosary Recitation of the Rosary on the second Sunday of each month immediately after Mass
Bingo Every Wednesday evening at the Parish Hall. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Game begins at 6:00 pm.

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 23rd St. Anthony's 5 pm
Sunday, Dec. 24th St. Anthony's 9 am
Sunday, Dec. 24th St. Joseph's, McCloud 11 am
Sunday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve St. Anthony's 8 pm
Monday Dec. 25th, Christmas Day St. Anthony's 9 am
Monday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day St. Joseph's, McCloud 11 am
Monday, Jan. 1st St. Anthony's 12 noon

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Advent Feast & Holy Days

**** Monday, Dec. 25 is Christmas, a Solemnity and a Holy Day of Obligation
**** Sunday, Dec. 24, the Fourth Sunday of Advent - Vigil Mass for Christmas on Sunday evening does not fulfill the obligation for the Fourth Sunday of Advent;
**** Monday, Jan. 1 is Mary Mother of God, a Solemnity Day but not a Holy Day of Obligation.

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Saint Vincent de Paul Needs: Pasta

      Each week the St. Vincent de Paul Society distributes food to the needy. To supplement the first Sunday SVDP food collection they replenish the food bank. Each week they will let you know what item to add to your grocery list. This will help the community food bank run by our St. Vincent de Paul Society contribute in feeding the hungry. This week’s item is: Pasta. There is a box in the vestibule. Please put your contribution there and stay tuned for next week’s item.

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