Praying For A Blessed Advent For Everyone.
|PORT SIGN UP
|Parish Reconciliation||Dec 16: 7:00 PM|
|Knights of Columbus Blood Drive||
Dec 17: 2:00-7:00 PM Nettles Drive
Dec 18: 6:30-8:30 PM Youth Group room
|Youth Group (MS/HS) Christmas Caroling||
Dec 19: 6:00 PM (25 Marina Dr)
|Simbang Gabi Mass**||Dec 19: 7:00 PM- Reception to Follow|
|CHRISTMAS MASSES:||Dec 24: 5:00PM/9:00 PM/Midnight
Dec 25: 10:00 AM
|Mary, Mother of God Vigil Mass||Dec 31: 5:00 PM|
|Mary Mother of God Mass||Jan 1: 10:00 AM|
|Three Kings' Party after all Masses||Jan 4|
|PORT at St Jerome||Jan 7-14|
|55 Alive AArp Driving Class||Jan 13, 14: 9:00 AM|
** For those unfamiliar with Simbang Gabi: Simbáng Gabi (Filipino for "Night Mass") is a devotional nine day series of Masses practiced by Roman Catholics and Aglipayans in the Philippines in anticipation of Christmas and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. The masses are held daily from December 16 to December 24, and occur at different times ranging from as early as 03:00 to 05:00 PST On the last day of the Simbang Gabi, which is Christmas Eve, the service is instead called Misa De Gallo (Spanish for "Rooster's Mass").
All ARE INVITED TO THIS SPECIAL
Please bring a non perishable food item to be donated to the St Jerome Food Pantry
Below is a beautiful letter from St. Stephen, our sister parish in Croatia, on the occasion of the Feast of St. Jerome.
Dear priest, parish associates and brothers and sisters in Christ!
On behalf of the parish of St. Stephen I, pope and martyr whose feast
our parish just Today officially celebrated in the solemn Eucharistic
celebration I congratulate you the feast of your patron, Saint.
Jerome - Presbyter. Through the intercession of your holy patron, who
is remembered for the overwhelming love and devotion to Scripture, we
refer to the Lord, prayer for you, that in your hearts within burn
same love for His Word, that getting to know the Word of God, you
intimately learn to know Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and Our
life. to give you the feeling that you are participants in the life of
Christ and fellow heirs in His eternal glory. With God's abundant
your sister parish pastor
don Mili Plenkovic,
Another way to strengthen our knowledge on the Catholic faith is reading the conversion stories of people from other faiths; Christian or otherwise. What are the rich elements of our faith that compelled others join the Catholic Church? These conversion stories highlight some of the basic elements that we should all be familiar. Here are just a few: 1) the early Christians and church fathers followed the Apostolic teachings and traditions for hundreds of years before the Bible became canonized and even longer before it was widely available in print, 2) the church is the pillar and foundation of truth (1 Timothy 3:15), faith without works is dead (James 2:17), 3) we will be judged by our works (Roman 2, Matthew 15 & 16, Revelations 20 & 22, and more) and 4) approaching the altar for Communion is our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (John 6:51). These are just a few examples of our Catholic beliefs. A great source of conversion stories can be found at on The Journey Home on EWTN TV or radio or the Coming Home Network at chnetwork.org.