The Holy Father, Pope Francis, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on December 13. The Catholic faithful are being invited to pray for Pope Francis as he continues to serve God and His people: Father of mercy, we come before you with gratitude for the fifty years of priesthood of Pope Francis, whom you have made Peter’s successor. Support him with the Spirit’s gifts, so that he can continue to preach the Gospel with priestly zeal and lead the Church with wisdom and strength and courage. May his example of long and faithful service be an inspiration to your priests and to all your faithful. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Catholic Extension Calendars
Hope is the theme for the 2020 Rejoice O’ Earth. Grow your faith with hopeful images, scriptures and prayers. Proceeds from calendars strengthen the presence and mission of the Catholic Church in under-resourced Catholic communities across the United States. We invite you to pick up a copy of the 2020 Catholic Extension Society Calendar. Calendars are also available in Spanish.
News & Announcements
Martha & Mary
The Martha and Mary Women’s Group invites all members and women of the parish for a Merry Little Potluck, Saturday, December 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Emmaus House. At our holiday celebration, we’ll enjoy delicious food, fellowship, a short review of our accomplishments this year and some fun holiday games! Check the Martha & Mary Bulletin Board in Bishop Newell Hall to sign-up or just show up with a dish to share. New members are always welcome.
Communal Reconciliation Advent
Reconciliation is a time to come together as a community to pray and be reconciled with God and one another as we prepare for Christmas. Join us for this sacrament on Sunday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. at
St. Laurence O’Toole.
UW Finals Week
December 16 – 20 The students invite you to pray for them during this challenging week as they finish assignments and begin finals. The Newman Center will provide meals for them Monday – Wednesday . You are invited to bring snacks for them to have available at Jericho. (Homemade baked goods are extremely popular)