Make plans this Advent and Christmas to enter more fully into the season, as we prepare for the birth of our Savior, by participating in these special events, services, and masses.
Holy Hour of Power
Dec 1 @ 7:00 PM / Join us for Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship music, reflection, and fellowship as we gather together to open our hearts to Jesus Christ. www.sfatx.og/holy-hour-of-power
Dec 3 & 4 @ 10:00 AM / Parish Hall and Narthex after weekend Masses. The St. Francis Angel Ornament, and other handmade items will be for sale. Raffles, children’s ornaments and crafts, baked goods, and more. More info: Rebecca Marks [email protected]
Advent Retreat in Spanish
Dec 3 @ 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM / “Jesus la Luz del Mundo” A prayerful reflection in Spanish of The promise of the Savior, The Annunciation, and Jesus Light of the world. More info: www.sfatx.org/retiro-adviento/
Breakfast with Santa
Dec 4 @ 8:00 -11:00 AM / SFA Preschool & the KofC will be hosting our annual Breakfast with Santa. Activities include a full pancake breakfast, crafts, and pictures with Santa. The cost is $8 per person. Children will get a ticket to visit Santa from 8:30-10:00 AM. www.sfatx.org/breakfast-santa/
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dec. 07 @ 6:00 PM / Dec. 08 @ 8:30 AM / 6:00 PM / 7:30 PM – Spanish. Holy day of obligation.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations
Dec 12 @ 6:00 AM “Las Mañanitas” followed by bread and coffee at SFA Parish Hall / 6:00 PM Rosary / 7:00 PM Mass with Mariachi, a celebration with “Matachines” and food after Mass.
Advent Parish Mission with Fr. Mel
Dec 13 & 14 @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM / Come join us for one hour each evening as we explore the great mystery of God’s great Gift to his Church, the Most Blessed Sacrament with Rev. Mel Bessellieu. www.sfatx.org/advent-mission/
Advent Reconciliation night/Confessions
Dec 15 @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM / Advent is a perfect time for reconciliation because it allows us to ritually (and) sacramentally acknowledge our own incompleteness and it allows God to touch us, and give us the completeness, the healing, the fullness, that only he can give.
Dec 16 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM / Family Life Center. You’ll laugh, and enjoy food, caroling, kids’ activities stations, and a visit from Santa. Bring a potluck side or dessert, and join us. RSVP // www.sfatx.org/christmas-party/
Dec 17 – 23 @ After 6:30 PM Mass / Come and pray with us the Christmas Novena, organized by the Hispanic community. We will pray the rosary, have a gospel reflection, and enjoy hitting the piñatas.
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm Christmas Mass with Children’s Christmas Choir / 6:00 PM Vigil Mass / 8:00 PM Spanish Mass / 12:00 AM Midnight Mass with Carol Service beginning at 11:30 PM
Dec 25 @ 9:00 AM Christmas Day Mass
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Dec 31 @ 5:00 PM Vigil Mass
Jan 1 @ 8:00 AM / 10:00 AM / 1:00 PM Spanish / 4:30 PM
The parish offices will be closed starting noon 12/23 until 1/3. There will be no adoration during this time. There will be no confessions on Saturday, December 25, or January 1, as well.
FREE RESOURCE FOR ADVENT SEASON
Ave Explores: Advent 2022 Free Podcast
In this special Ave Explores series for Advent 2022, Sr. Miriam James Heidalnd, SOLT, author of the bestselling book Restore, will walk with you as you explore familial wounds with the help of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. // En esta serie especial Ave Explores para el Adviento 2022, la Hna. Miriam James Heidalnd, SOLT, autora del exitoso libro “Restore”, lo acompañará mientras explora las heridas familiares con la ayuda de Jesús, María y José.