From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners

December 5, 2021

"As I Walk This Way"

Dear Parishioners,

Today we welcome Sr. Hosea Rupprecht who will present our Advent Mission at Our Mother of Sorrows. I am pleased we worked with the Knights of Columbus - Our Lady of the Cenacle Council, who are co-sponsoring this mission. Why a presentation on being missionaries? We all know people who do not come to Church and this Mission, the insights of Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, will help us to be witnesses of the faith to those we meet.

This week on Wednesday, December 8 we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. On the feast day we will have an 8:00 AM Mass at OMOS, 9:00 AM Mass at HC, and a 5:30 PM Mass at HC. On Tuesday, December 7 there will be a 6:30 PM vigil Mass at St. Mark’s parish and a 4:00 PM vigil Mass at St John’s, Greece.

Please find our Christmas Mass schedule in this bulletin. With the various Masses we are offering, we are going to need the help of  liturgical ministers, ministers of hospitality and music ministers. Please sign up for these ways to serve our parish community at this sacred time. I am most grateful to our parishioners and clergy who are serving at the Masses of Christmas and the Feasts of the Holy Family and Mary, the Mother of God. There are other parishes that do not have the ability to offer the same number of Masses that we have in our two parishes. It is unlikely that in years to come we will be able to offer the same number of Masses that are being offered this year, due to the shortage of clergy. Please join me in praying for an increase in vocations to the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

Our Lady Queen of Clergy and Religious, pray for us.

Fr. William Coffas, Holy Cross & Our Mother of Sorrows


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