Attention all Lectors – If you have not picked up your lector handbook for 2013, please do so today. They are in the Vestry of the church.
The Parish Council will meet today, Sunday, December 2nd at 12 noon in the Conference Room.
St. Mary’s Advent Penance Service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3rd. We will have additional priests available for private confessions.
THRIVE! Youth Night in Waco will be on Thursday, Dec. 6 at St. Louis Church. Thrive offers chastity education that helps youth to thrive and not just survive dating and relationships. All students in grades 6 – 12 are encouraged to attend. Additional information is in the bulletin.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8th) is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Vigil Mass will be on Friday, Dec. 7 at 5:15 p.m. The Holy Day Mass will be at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8th.
Practice for the Christmas Pageant will be this afternoon, December 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Church. The annual presentation of the Christmas pageant will be on December 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Church.
Pro-Life Waco will host its Second Sunday pro-life gathering next Sunday, December 9 in the Parish Hall beginning with lunch at noon. The speaker at 1 p.m. will be Abby Johnson, the former abortion clinic director in Bryan, Texas. She will speak on her new ministry of invitation and support for the conversion of abortion clinic workers.
The Men’s Club is taking orders for Poinsettias to be used at the altar during the Christmas Season. Order envelopes are at each entrance of the church.
Next weekend we will be taking up a special collection for the Retirement Fund for the Religious. Please be as generous as you can.