Friday, December 21, 2012

Newsletter from the Oratory



2653 Ohio Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118
December 21, 2012


Dear Faithful and Friends of St. Francis de Sales Oratory,


The Canons of Saint Francis de Sales Oratory would like all of you to join them at an Advent Retreat this Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 8:00am. The morning will begin with Holy Mass at 8:00am, followed by breakfast in the church hall around 8:45am. There will be two conferences offered by the priests of the Oratory, and Solemn Benediction with Rosary. The conference is FREE, and open to you. We are asking for donations to cover the cost of the breakfast.
Please see the schedule, and topics of each of the two conferences.
8:00am – Low Mass
8:45am – Breakfast
9:20am – Our King is Coming, Prophets Preparing His Path, by Canon Ueda
10:05am – Break
10:15am – Preparing for Our Lord’s Coming, Past, Present, and Future, Canon Avis
11:10am – Benediction, and Rosary

As we quickly approach the holy days of Christmas we kindly welcome you and your dear families to come and take part in the Masses and devotions offered here at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory.
Please see the schedule below.

Monday, December 24th – Vigil of ChristmasConfessions: 11:00pm-11:45pm
Christmas Carols: 11:30pm
Solemn Midnight Mass: 12:00am w/orchestra, and veneration of the holy relic of the Crib of Christ after Mass.
Mass Setting: Missa Solemnis of Our Lady by Max Filke
Motets: Lux Arumque *Offertory - Pueri Concinite Herbeck *Comunion

Tuesday, December 25th – Nativity of Our Lord Jesus ChristHoly Day of Obligation
Confessions: 7:30 & 9:30am-11:30am
8:00am Mass at Dawn
10:00am High Mass with Gregorian propers

Wednesday, December 26th – St. Stephen, Deacon & ProtomartyrConfessions: 7:30am
8:00am Low Mass
Confessions: 11:45am
12:15pm Low Mass

Thursday, December 27th – St. John, Apostle & EvangelistConfessions: 7:30am
8:00 Low Mass
Confessions: 6:00pm
6:30pm Adoration

Friday, December 28th – Holy InnocentsConfessions: 7:30am
8:00am Low Mass

Saturday, December 29th – Fifth Day in the Octave of ChristmasConfessions: 7:30am
8:00am Low Mass

Sunday, December 30th – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas
Confessions: 7:30am-11:00am
8:00am Low Mass
10:00am High Mass

Monday, December 31th – Christmas OctaveConfessions: 7:30am
8:00am Low Mass
Confessions: 4:30pm
Solemn Te Deum 5:00pm
All the faithful who assist at the signing of the Te Deum on this day in thanksgiving for the past year may gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditons.

Tuesday, January 1st – Octave Day of Christmas & Circumcision of Our Lord
Holy Day of ObligationConfessions: 7:30am
8:00am Low Mass
Confessions: 9:30am
10:00 "Veni Creator" followed by High Mass
All the faithful who assist at the singing of the Veni Creator on this day may gain a plenary indulgence under the usual condtions. Confessions: 6:00pm
6:30pm Low Mass

The Canons, Oblate, and Candidates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and the faithful of Saint Francis de Sales Oratory cordially invite you to celebrate the sacred season of Christmas with us. 
On behave of the rector, I thank you for your faithful prayers and devoted support of the Oratory. With much graditude we remember you and your loved ones at the altar of Our Lord.
Merry Christmas in Christ the Infant King,

Canon William E. Avis
Pro-Rector, St. Francis de Sales Oratory

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