Sunday, December 3rd - Feast of St. Francis Xavier. As you write Christmas cards, think of all the letters St. Francis Xavier wrote to his Jesuit brothers in the 16th Century which told of tales of wonderful people in Africa, Japan and India.
Wednesday, December 6th - Feast of St. Nicholas. The origin for Santa Claus, is a good example for generosity and can be celebrated with small gifts. St. Nicholas Center offers ways to celebrate St. Nicholas Day with foods, on line activities, e-cards.
Tuesday, December 12th - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Wednesday, December 13th - Feast of St. Lucy
Mass and reception at 11:30 am
Monday, December 25th Nativity of Our Lord
Tuesday, December 26th Feast of St. Stephen
Wednesday, December 27th Feast of St. John the evangelist
Sunday, December 31st Feast of the Holy Family
Christmas and our Catholic Identity an article that explains how Christmas is a sense of sacramentality, a commitment to community, a deep respect for the dignity of human life, leading to a commitment to social justice, a reverence for tradition
and a disposition to faith and hope and not despair