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Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mass begins at 9:45am
Monday Mass at 11am
Monday, Tenebrae Service at St. Augustine, 7pm
Thursday of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday) 6pm
Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord, 3pm
Food Blessing, Saturday at 2pm
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter, gather at 7:30pm
Easter Day Mass at 10am

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday February 24, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm

Purchase tickets online in advance to be picked up at the door or on February 24th prior to mass (9:15am – 10:00am) or at the door.

Adults $10

Children 10 & Under $5

For all the details see the flyer. Click here

The Christmas Octave

Another element to throw into the mix is that the “octave” of Christmas ends on the eighth day after Christmas, which is January 1st, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. Because Christmas is a Solemnity, the highest ranking of all feast days, it is not celebrated for just 24 hours; it is given the honor of eight days (octave) of celebration which is a custom that traces its roots to Old Testament feasts.

The end of the octave is the end of the Christmas feast proper, after which begins the longer Christmas season that extends either to the Baptism of the Lord for the Ordinary Form of the Mass (usually the Sunday after Epiphany) or the Purification of Mary for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (February 2 – Candlemas). However this understanding of a proper Christmas ‘feast’ in some Eastern traditions is also associated with the 12 Days of Christmas which culminates on Epiphany.

From www.catholiccompany.com

Happy New Year!

Happy 2019!

Please join us for Mass to begin 2019.  Mass times are:

New Year’s Eve       4:30pm

New Year’s Day      10:00am

Please Join Us for Christmas

Christmas_card_2015Our Advent celebration begins with light in the midst of darkness, the light of a candle, the bright light of a tree.  This light beckons us to draw near to the Word of God and to the Word made Flesh in the Eucharist.  It leads us also to celebrate the coming of the Light of Lights.  May the days of Advent lead us to a bright and joyful celebration of Jesus, Incarnate among us, and to his manifestation to the world in Epiphany.

Blessings to you and yours!

Fr. Robert J. Kropac,  Pastor

 

On Christmas Eve, services will begin at 4:00 pm with a musical prelude and Mass at 4:30 pm.  On Christmas Day, Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am.  All are welcome to share this joyous time with us at St. Wendelin Parish!

 

Click on the links below to hear some of the traditional Slovak and English carols from past Christmases.

Do Hory, Do Lesa/Povedzte Nam – (Slovak Christmas Carol medley)

K Jeziskovi Do Betlema – (Slovak Christmas Carol)

Narodil Sa Christus Pan – (Slovak Christmas Carol)

Silent Night/Ticha Noc – (Classic Christmas Carol)