“Behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people.
For today in the city of David a savior has been
born for you who is Messiah and Lord.”
Luke 2:10-11

As we begin this final week of Advent, I wanted to provide you with some important reminders and updates regarding our Advent & Christmas Celebrations which will take place over the next few weeks.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
As you know, this past Saturday, December 17th, we had our Advent Morning of Reconciliation. If you missed this important opportunity to take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, St. Bede Parish has a Penance Service this evening beginning at 7pm. I will be present, along with other priests to offer one of the final opportunities for the Sacrament of Confession before Christmas.
I ordinarily try and make myself available for appointments for Confession during the week, however as you can imagine, that will not be possible this week with preparations taking place for Christmas. I will, however, be available this Thursday evening following the 7:00pm Mass in the Chapel for Confession.
Please be mindful that there will NOT be Confessions this Saturday due to Christmas Eve Masses!

Christmas Masses
Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2022
4:00pm Masses will be celebrated
both in Church and in the Hall
(Yes, there is an Eagles game…but it’s Christmas! We will all be home in plenty of time for the second half of the game or so.)
7:00pm in Church
12:00am Midnight in Church

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2022
7:30am & 10:30am in Church

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Saturday, December 31st
3:45-4:30pm Confessions in Chapel
5:00pm Mass in Church
Sunday, January 1st
7:30am & 10:30am Masses in Church
Please note that there will be NO 6:00pm Mass both on Christmas Day AND New Years’ Day!

Daily Masses for Christmas Week will be celebrated in Church, so we can enjoy the beautiful decorations!
Monday, December 26th; 8:00am
Tuesday, December 27th; 8:00am
Wednesday, December 28th; 8:00am
Thursday, December 29th; 7:00pm
Friday, December 30th; 8:00am
Saturday, December 31st; 8:00am

Parish Office Hours
Please note the following Office Hours for the Parish Office over the next few weeks for the Christmas and New Years’ Holidays:

Monday, December 19th through Thursday, December 22nd:
Open from 8:30am until 4:30pm

Friday, December 23rd: Open from 8:30am through 12:00pm

Monday, December 26th: The Parish Office will be Closed

Tuesday, December 27th through Friday, December 30th:
Open from 8:30am through 12:00pm

Monday, January 2nd: The Parish Office will be Closed

Please also note the new Parish Office Hours beginning in 2023
Monday through Thursday: Open from 8:30am through 4:30pm
Fridays: Open from 8:30am through 12:00pm

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