Please note that on Wednesday, December 10th, there will NOT be Mass at 5:30pm or Confessions at 6:00pm.

Thursday, December 18th

Mass • 8:00am - 8:30am
Centering Prayer • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Social Justice Committee • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Advent Reconciliation Service@Mother Theresa of Calcutta Parish • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
RCIA • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, December 19th

Mass • 8:00am - 8:30am
Saturday, December 20th

Advent Reconciliation Service@Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish • 9:30am - 10:30am
Confessions • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Mass • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 21st

St. Peter Canisius, Doctor of Catechetical Studies (1521-1597)
Mass • 8:00am - 9:00am
Donuts & Coffee • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Choir Rehearsal • 9:00am - 10:00am
Mass • 10:30am - 11:30am
Art & Environment Committee/Church Decorating • 11:30am - 2:00pm
Choir Rehearsal • 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Jr. High Youth Night • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Sr. High Youth Night • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday, December 22nd

Youth Center Drop In • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rosary Group • 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Youth Ministry Core Leadership Team • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Men's Open Gym Night • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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A Brief (but very helpful) Explanation of the Changes to the Mass Translation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Broxterman   
Monday, 08 August 2011 14:28

Why are the words of the Catholic Mass changing? Fr. John Muir of the Life Teen program confronts the misconceptions about the changes with truth and clarity. Fr. John helps parents understand the recent history behind the newest 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal and how it grows from the 1st and 2nd editions. Fr. John compares the “dynamic equivalent” and the “formal equivalent” of how we translate words from Latin to English, and then explains the elaborate process used to create the new Roman Missal. Finally, Fr. John encourages us to rediscover the meaning behind the words we use at Mass.

(There is another video explanation geared toward teenagers on the "Youth Ministry" page.)

Word for Word [Parents] from Life Teen on Vimeo.


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