Holiday Mass Schedule

Holiday Mass Schedule December 2018

Penance Services:

  • 12/17 @ 7 p.m. – Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood
  • 12/23 @ 2 p.m. thru 9 p.m. – St. Joseph, Shelbyville

Christmas Masses A Holy Day of Obligation

Monday, December 24th

  • St. Joseph – 4:00 p.m. Children’s Vigil Mass
  • St. Joseph – 6:00 p.m. Vigil Mass (Spanish)
  • St. Vincent – 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
  • St. Vincent – 11:00 p.m. Vigil Mass

Christmas Day Masses

Tuesday, December 25th

  • St. Joseph – 12:00 a.m. Midnight Mass
  • St. Joseph – 9:00 a.m. Mass

Mary Mother of God Masses A Holy Day of Obligation

Monday, December 31st

  • St. Vincent – 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass

Tuesday, January 1st

  • St. Joseph – 12:00 a.m. Midnight Mass (Spanish)
    St. Joseph – 9:00 a.m. Mass

Dec 2018 Holiday Mass Schedule Printable PDF

Christmas Mass Etiquette:

  • See Christmas visitors as our greatest Christmas gift!
  • Leave your home early- drive safely.
  • Be extra patient in the parking lot- there will most likely be visitors.
  • Welcome people and say hello to people as you arrive and approach the church building.
  • Open the door and keep it held open for others.
  • Sit up toward the front and scoot all the way into the center of the pew.
  • Be prepared to possibly have to split-up as a family and sit in different pews.
  • If the pews get to max capacity, please offer your seat to mothers with children, the elderly or those with special needs.
  • After Mass, please go out of your way to shake hands and welcome individuals who are not regularly with us.
  • Be very attentive and patient as you leave the parking lot. No falling!
  • GOD bless you and keep you this Christmas Season!

 How to have a GREAT Advent:

  •  Read the daily reflection in the Advent devotional
  •  Commit to daily Mass (or at least one weekday Mass)
  •  Make a good confession
  •  Make a holy hour
  •  Commit to reading the Bible every day
  •  Pray the daily Rosary
  •  Spend time in silent prayer
  •  Turn off the radio in your car for 10 to 15 minutes and talk to God out loud
  •  Commit to reading a spiritual book
  •  Give alms: truly and generously offer financial gifts to those in need
  •  Have an Advent Wreath and light it every day

 Nativity Prayer:

Please use the following prayer in front of your nativity scene at your home. Turn your “decoration” into a place of prayer and reflection.

O Divine Redeemer Jesus Christ, prostrate before
Your crib, I believe You are the God of infinite
Majesty, even though I see You here as a
helpless babe. I humbly adore and thank You
for having so humbled Yourself for my salvation
as to will to be born in a manger. I thank You for
all You did for me in Bethlehem, for Your poverty
and humility, for Your nakedness, tears, cold
and sufferings. I desire to show You the tenderness
which Your Virgin Mother had toward
You. I hope to love You as she did. If only I
could praise You with the joy of the angels, that I
could kneel before You with the faith of St. Joseph,
and the simplicity of the shepherds. Uniting
myself with these first adorers at the crib, I
offer You the homage of my heart, and I beg that
You would be born spiritually in my soul. Make
me reflect in some degree the virtues of Your
holy nativity. Fill me with that spirit of poverty
and humility, which prompted You to assume the
weakness of our human nature, and to be born
amid destitution and suffering. Grant that from
this day forward, I may in all things seek Your
greater glory, and may enjoy that peace promised
to men of good will. I ask this through
Christ our Lord. Amen.