Advent

2019 Advent & Christmas Schedule

MASSES FOR THE LORD’S DAY

Saturday – 4:30 PM
Sunday – 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon

WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday through Saturday – 8:30 AM
Tuesday and Thursday - 6:30 AM
The Rosary is prayed 30 minutes before all Masses and the Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed after all Masses.

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Individual Confessions:
Tuesdays - after 6:30 AM Mass
Thursdays – after 8:30 AM Mass & at 6:00 PM (except December 20)
Saturdays – after 8:30 AM Mass & at 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 19 – 4:00-6:00 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM

Communal Penance Service:
Monday, December 2 – 7:00 PM
For a list of other Communal Penance Services in the area click here

LIGHT THE ADVENT WREATH AT MASS
We invite your family of any size to sign up to light the candles of the Advent Wreath at the beginning of a weekend Mass during Advent! Sign up here.

ADVENT VESPERS "I THIRST FOR YOU" IN SCRIPTURE
Join Fr. Riehle in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel each Sunday of Advent at 3:00 PM for Evening Prayer as well as some brief catechesis on the origins of “I Thirst for You” in Sacred Scripture.  

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Our chapel is open continuously for private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Mondays during Advent - After 8:30 AM Mass until 5:00 PM (simple reposition). Sign up for a Monday Holy Hour here.
Thursdays - after 8:30 AM Mass until 8:00 PM (7:00 PM Holy Hour, Vespers and Benediction)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 – IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
(Not a Holy Day of Obligation this year since it falls on a Monday)
6:30 AM, 8:30 AM and 7:30 PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 – OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SPECIAL CELEBRATION
Confessions - 5:00 PM 
Mass - 6:00 PM with a procession, dinner and presentation to follow
RSVP here

BLESSING OF BABY JESUS
At the weekend Masses on December 21 & 22, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, all are invited to bring the figure of the Infant Jesus from your home crèche to be blessed.

DECEMBER 25 - THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
(Holy Day of Obligation)
Tuesday, December 24 – 3:00 PM (church and gym) & 5:30 PM
Wednesday, December 25 – Midnight, 10:00 AM & Noon
Caroling will precede all Masses.
Lessons and Carols will begin at 11:30 PM before Midnight Mass.
Incense will be used at Midnight, 10:00 AM and Noon Masses

DECEMBER 30 – THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY
Normal Weekend Mass schedule.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1 – SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
(Holy Day of Obligation)
Tuesdsay, December 31 - 4:30 PM (Vigil Mass) & 11:00 PM Eucharistic Holy Hour (Benediction at Midnight)
Wednesday, January 1 – 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & Noon Masses

EPIPHANY OF THE LORD – JANUARY 6
Normal Weekend Mass schedule.
Incense will be used at the 10:00 AM and Noon Masses.

Christmas Flowers

Please consider contributing towards the beautiful flowers which will adorn our church during Christmas and the Christmas Season. Thank you for your donations! 

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Advent by Candlelight Reflections

The women of St. Max had a beautiful Advent retreat Advent by Candlelight.  Did you miss it? That's okay you can read the reflections that were read there below.

Advent by Candlelight Reflections

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Christmas Greeters

Christmas Greeters

Volunteers are needed to welcome people as they come to St. Max for one of our many Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses. Families of all ages are welcome!

Marriage Valentines Retreat

Marriage Valentines Retreat

Join the Marriage Enrichment team for a marriage one day valentines retreat on on Saturday, February 15th  from 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM. The cost is $40 per couple and registration is due by December 30.

Advent Mondays Exposition

Advent Mondays Exposition

On the first 3 Mondays of Advent, December 2, 9 and 16, there will be the opportunity for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament after morning Mass until 7:00 PM

Light the Advent Wreath at Mass

Light the Advent Wreath at Mass

We invite your family of any size to sign up to light the candles of the Advent Wreath at the beginning of a weekend Mass during Advent! It is extremely simple, requiring your family to be present 15 minutes prior to Mass and walk in the Entrance...
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Join St. Max

Join St. Max

God bless you! Welcome to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish!  We are so happy that you are here. Register online to join our parish community.

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