Christmas

Posadas Navideñas

What is a Christmas Posada: Relatives, friends and neighbors are divided into two groups: those who ask for posada and those who open the door for The Holy Family. These celebrations, of religious origin and celebrated during the nine days before Christmas, simulate the journey of Mary and Joseph when they left Nazareth to Bethlehem, […]

St. Mary’s Advent Giving Tree

The tradition continues: the Advent giving tree is in the vestibule with cards that have a child’s name, age and wished-for gifts. Over the next 2 weeks parishioners that are willing to share with those in need, should bring back the wrapped gift, with the card attached. You can give your gifts to the ushers […]

St. Peter’s Christmas Giving Tree

St. Peter’s Christmas Gift Tree Catholic Charities is requesting Safeway or Target gift cards Easter Seals requested toys Please bring your gift to the church no later than  December 10th Thank You! Caridades Catolicas piden su ayuda con tar jetas de r egalo de Safeway o Target. Tambien J ugetes. Por favor traelos antes de Diciembre […]

Sharing Traditions-Compartiendo Tradiciones

Next Saturday January 7 after 5 p.m. Mass We invite you to participate in our Community Potluck. We will be sharing the traditional “Rosca de Reyes” an Hispanic tradition full of meaning. Bring your dish to share and let us continue celebrating the Salvation of God for our lives. Este proximo Sabado 7 de Enero, despues de […]

To All Our Community/A toda la comunidad

St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Fr. Mario and Staff members, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May the Lord, Bless your hearths and family with abundance of Grace. Thank you for all your support to our Parish. St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Padre Mario y todos los trabajadores de St. Marys les deseamos una muy Feliz navidad […]

Christmas Our Traditions / Tradiciones – English/Español

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION An old joke asks, “What time is Midnight Mass?” The answer is not really obvious, since Christmas is unique in having several distinct celebrations. The readings and prayers vary greatly from hour to hour. The Vigil Mass hinges on the family heritage of Jesus and his origins. The concept of “midnight” predates clock time, and really has to do […]