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
Morning Prayer 8:45 am, Said Mass 9:00 am
Sung Mass 10:00 am, Solemn Mass 11:00 am
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
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.
AROUND THE PARISH . . .
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
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.