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Advent study—The Redemption of Scrooge

Sunday, December 22 from 2–4 pm in the Parish Center Self-absorbed and grouchy—that’s how we may picture Scrooge. Pushing past homeless people who beg for money, he doesn’t pause to look them in the eye. He can’t be bothered by other people’s troubles. How could he be so uncaring? Do we recognize something of ourselves…
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Blessing of the “Baby Jesus”, 10am Mass this Sunday!

St. John Paul II began a tradition early on in his papacy where he invited the children of Rome to assemble in St. Peter's Square on the Third Sunday of Advent during his Angelus address. He asked them to bring their little statue of the Baby Jesus that would be placed in their Nativity set…
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A Festival of Carols—and Cookie Swap

Mark your calendars for a special Advent/Christmas celebration on Sunday, December 22, from 4:00–5:00pm in St. Mary Church. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind you and enter into the true spirit of the Christmas Season by experiencing A Festival of Lessons and Carols. St. Mary's Adult Choir will sing carols interspersed with…
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Advent Star Gifts due by Wednesday, Dec. 17 (deadline extended!)

At St. Mary Parish this year, we lovingly place our focus on the Eucharist—a word that, in Greek, literally means "thanksgiving." This Advent, let us show our thanks for the blessing in our lives by providing for others. The Eucharist is also a sacrifice—let us “give up” to offer and give to others during this…
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