Saint Vincent de Paul Needs : See Below

      Each week the St. Vincent de Paul Society distributes food to the needy. To supplement the first Sunday food collection, they regularly 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.
       These week’s items are: Breakfast Cereal and/or Tuna Helper and /or Top Ramen Noodles. There is a box in the vestibule. Please put your contribution there and stay tuned for next week’s item


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Christmas Mass Schedule

       We invite Catholics and non-Catholics to our Christmas Mass.
~~~St. Anthony will celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve at 8:00pm, and also on
~~~Christmas Day at 9:00am.
St. Joseph's Parish in McCloud will celebrate the birth of Christ on:
~~~ Christmas Day at 11:00 am.
       We invite your non-Catholic friends to receive a blessing, by crossing their arms across their chest.

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Funeral Mass

      There will be a funeral for Loralei Cox on Sunday, Dec. 20th at 1:00pm.
      To the family and friends of Loralei: Our prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences.

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Christmas Mass Traditions

       Next to Easter, Christmas is the holiest day of the year. Christmas Day begins in a very special way with a nighttime Mass. Having this first of the Christmas Masses at night (traditionally at midnight) is an old custom in the Church and is full of significance.
      In the first place it corresponds with the traditional belief that Christ was born at midnight.
      Secondly, from the darkness around us, we are reminded of the spiritual darkness in the world which only Christ the Light can dispel.
       The second Christmas Mass is traditionally celebrated at dawn. Sacred Scripture draws a parallel between Christ and the sun; as the sun begins to rise over the darkness of the land, it calls to mind how Jesus, the Light of the World, dispelled the darkness of sin and death at His birth.
       On Christmas Day - the King’s Mass: The final Christmas Mass is celebrated in the fullness of daylight, signifying that the promised Son of God has now been revealed to the whole world.
       Please join us in song and celebration at any of our Christmas Mass celebrations!

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