The Angelus

Volume 3, Number 1


Because of the production schedule for this weekly newsletter I can't write today to tell you all about the parish's patronal feast.  I am expecting it to be a special evening in so many ways.  Every day of our lives has its uniqueness.  The greater festivals of the church year amplify that uniqueness, especially in a church like Saint Mary's.


December 24 at Saint Mary's


Sunday Morning

Morning Prayer 8:45 am, Said Mass 9:00 am

Sung Mass 10:00 am, Solemn Mass 11:00 am


Christmas Eve

Music for Choir, Organ & Strings 10:30 pm

Anthems, Instrumental Music & Congregational Carols

Procession & Solemn Mass 11:00 pm

Music: Mozart, Victoria, Poulenc

Sermon by the Rev. Stephen Gerth


Christmas Day

Solemn Mass & Procession 11:00 am

Music: Mathias, Plainsong

Sermon by the Rev. Allen Shin

PRAYER LIST . . . Your prayers are asked for Richard, Beatrice, Jack, Olga, Helen, Mary, Lucille, Frances, Carl, Harold, Frank, Cindy, Eleanor, Jane, John, Kersten, Nolan, Barbara, Santiago, Rick, Judy, Mary Josephine, Anthony, Roy, Peter, Chester and Charles, priest . . . GRANT THEM PEACE . . . December 3: 1990 Francis Timothy Dlugos, priest; 1991 Olga Edgar; December 5: 1989 Lorelle Brownell Britt; December 7: 1966 Eloise Cole Janke; 1993 Lily S. Lasham.


LITURGICAL NOTES . . . The Sunday Proper: Zechariah 14:4-9, Psalm 50:1-6, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Luke 21:25-31 . . . 9:00 AM Celebrant:  Father Breidenthal, Preacher: Jennifer Reddall, 10:00 AM Celebrant & Preacher: Father Breidenthal, 11:00 AM Celebrant & Preacher: Father Gerth, 5:00 PM Celebrant & Preacher: Father Gerth . . . Confessions will be heard on December 2 by Father Garrison . . . Confessions will be heard on December 9 by Father Shin.




The Calendar of the Week



SUNDAY                              The First Sunday of Advent

Monday                       John of Damascus, priest

Tuesday                      Clement of Alexandria, priest

Wednesday                 Nicholas of Myra, bishop

Thursday                    Ambrose of Milan, bishop

Friday                         The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception      
No Abstinence

Saturday                    Channing Williams, missionary bishop




The Parish Clergy

The Reverend Stephen Gerth, rector,

The Reverend Allen Shin, curate, The Reverend Thomas Breidenthal, assistant,

The Reverend Arthur Wolsoncroft, The Reverend Canon Maurice Garrison,

The Reverend Amilcar Figueroa, The Reverend J. Barrington Bates, assisting priests,

The Reverend Canon Edgar F. Wells, rector emeritus.