All are welcome to St. Matthew's Advent Communal Penance Service, "Come Home for Christmas," at 12:10pm on Tuesday, December 20. Come and exerience the power of the sacrament, which restores us to God's grace and joins us with him in an intimate friendship. Haven't been to confession for awhile? View a Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
On Sunday, December 11 at Lessons and Carols, the Schola Cantorum and the St. Matthew’s Festival Singers join 7 of our finest Cathedral lectors telling the story of the joyful anticipation of those awaiting the Messiah. View the flier.
St. Matthew's Advent and Christmas brochure listing the special liturgies and events marking these holy seasons is available online (English) (en español). As we enter this special time of preparation for the coming of Christ, let us focus on the "intermediate coming" of the Lord spoken of by St. Bernard of Clairvaux - an invisible coming in which Christ becomes our rest and consolation. To read St. Bernard's powerful and inspiring homily on the three comings of the Lord, click here.
Thursday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Day Masses will be at 5:30pm (Vigil Mass on December 7), and on December 8 at 7am, 8am, 11am, 12:10pm, 5:30pm and 7pm (Spanish). Join us for this feast that is so fittingly celebrated during Advent.