Monday, December 9th is
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Masses will be at 8am, 12 Noon, and 6pm (Not a Holy Day of Obligation)
“[Mary] gave to the world the Life that renews all things, and she was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role. It is no wonder, then, that the usage prevailed among the holy Fathers whereby they called the mother of God entirely holy and free from all stain of sin, fashioned by the Holy Spirit into a kind of new substance and new creature. Adorned from the first instant of her conception with the splendors of an entirely unique holiness, the Virgin of Nazareth is, on God’s command, greeted by an angel messenger as ‘full of grace’ (cf. Luke 1:28). To the heavenly messenger she replies: ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word’ (Luke 1:38)” (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, 56).
Concert & Craft Fair-- at St. Therese
Sunday, December 8, at 3424 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
The first concert of the St. Therese Women’s Choir begins at 3pm in the church (lasts about an hour). This All-Parish choir includes members from St. Jude and will perform sacred works such as Panis Angelicus, Send Us Your Spirit, traditional chants, and the Salve Regina for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, accompanied by a professional pianist on the organ. The Annual St. Therese Arts & Crafts Fair is Dec (7th) & 8th 9am-4pm.
Enjoy unique shopping and a FREE spiritual concert. Perfect for the Christmas season!
The St. Jude Giving Tree
Please help to support the four worthwhile charities selected this year by taking a tag from the giving tree and purchasing the gift listed on the tag. Please return the tag and gift (unwrapped) to the church by Monday, December 16th. Items will be distributed to the charities later that week. These charities will benefit from your generosity:
Birthright is an interdenominational, non-profit pregnancy center that provides educational classes, community resource information, adoption agency referrals, and maternity and infant items to clients.
The Good Shepherd Center was founded by the Archdiocese to provide support to the poor & homeless by providing a daily meal for needy persons, mail service to the homeless, and, for men, temporary overnight accommodations, medical respite beds, clothing, and alcohol and drug abuse programs.
Casa Angelica is a home for 16 children and young adults with pervasive needs, directed by the Canossian Daughters of Charity, it provides active treatment plans designed to enhance each individual’s unique gifts through spiritual, educational, and social development.
Barrett House is an emergency shelter providing comfortable beds, food, clothing, case management services, and referral services to over 800 women and children a year.
Thank you and may the Lord bless you and your family during this holiday season.
Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Masses
Tuesday, December 24th
Mass at 4:00pm (Children's Mass)
Mass at 7pm
Mass at 12:00am (Midnight Mass)
Wednesday, December 25th
Mass at 7:00am
Mass at 9:00am
Mass at 11:00am
Mass at 12:30pm
New Year’s Day
Anticipatory Mass—Tuesday, December 31st at 6pm
Wednesday, January 1st