Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Upcoming Events at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory


SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES ORATORY
EMAIL NEWSLETTER

2653 Ohio Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118
www.institute-christ-king.org
www.TraditionForTomorrow.com
314-771-3100
December 21, 2010


Cardinal Burke - Midnight Mass -  New Sign - Survey Continues

Dear Faithful and Friends of Saint Francis de Sales Oratory,

CARDINAL BURKE TO VISIT ST. FRANCIS DE SALES ORATORY
A few weeks after his elevation to the College of Cardinals by the Holy Father, His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke is coming home to St. Louis.
St. Francis de Sales Oratory will have the great honor of receiving His Eminence on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 5:00 PM. Cardinal Burke will celebrate a Solemn Te Deum of thanksgiving with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. After the ceremony all the faithful are invited to the church hall for a reception in the Cardinal’s honor. Please join us on this glorious occasion when we will have the opportunity to congratulate His Eminence personally and to thank him for all that he has done for St. Francis de Sales Oratory.


                               

CHRISTMAS 2010: A MIDNIGHT MASS TO REMEMBER
Come to St. Francis de Sales Oratory and celebrate the birth of Our Savior with the pomp and splendor due to our newborn King! We will begin singing carols at 11:30 PM. The Mass at midnight brings to us the beauty of the 17th century, age of St. Francis de Sales, with Charpentier’s charming Messe de Minuit for choir and orchestra. At the end of the Mass all the faithful are invited to come forward and to venerate the True Relic of the Stable of Bethlehem. Join the Oratory family for a Midnight Mass to remember!


CHRISTMAS MASSES AT THE ORATORY
Friday, December 24 – Vigil of Christmas
8:00 am, Low Mass
Christmas Carols 11:30pm, Solemn Midnight Mass

Saturday, December 25 – Nativity of Our Lord
8:00 am, Low Mass; 10:00, High Mass

Sunday, December 26 – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas
8:00 am, Low Mass; 10:00 am High Mass

Friday, December 31 - 7th Day in the Octave of Christmas
8:00am Low Mass; 5:00pm Benediction & Te Deum
(Plenary Indulgence available at Benediction)

Saturday, January 1- Circumcision of Our Lord
8:00 am, Low Mass; 10:00 am High Mass

Sunday, January 2 - Holy Name of Jesus
8:00 am, Low Mass; 10:00 High Mass

Thursday, January 6 - Epiphany
8:00am Low Mass; 12:15 Low Mass; 6:30pm High Mass

NEW SIGN AT ST. FRANCIS DE SALES ORATORY
Beginning this week, greeting all visitors and potential visitors to St. Francis de Sales will be a new permanent sign by the front entrance. The old sign has guarded the church grounds for decades, and has aged while watching the neighborhood change all around the church. As we retire the old sign from service, its place has been taken by a new one with a tasteful electronic board which will announce more clearly the ageless liturgical events taking place at the Oratory. The legal and technical work for the installation of this sign has been a rather long process, and the final success was brought about by the tireless work of many dedicated benefactors. We are most grateful to all who have contributed towards this new arrival at the Oratory – just in time to invite and welcome all the faithful and our Christmas visitors.

SURVEY CONTINUES
To help us better serve all our families and individuals at the Oratory, we ask that everyone help us by participating in a survey which will be conducted over the next few weeks. We ask you kindly to fill out survey forms which are made available in the church bulletin and on-line at http://tinyurl.com/24c3at7. The survey will be open until mid-January since not all Oratory attendees are able to come every week. Thank you very much for your participation.
                      
Canon Michael K. Wiener
Rector, St. Francis de Sales Oratory

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