One hallmark of Franciscan spirituality is to extend welcome to all. On behalf of the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, we extend this heartfelt invitation:
No matter what your present or past status in the Catholic Church
No matter what your current family or marital situation
No matter what your past of present religious affiliation
No matter what your personal history,
age, background, race, or color,
you are invited, welcomed, accepted and loved here at
Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace.
In the words of Saint Francis of Assisi,
"May the Lord give you peace."
The Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular and Parish Staff
Low Gluten Hosts
Anyone wishing to receive a low gluten host (0.01%) at communion time due to a wheat intolerance, please visit the sacristy before mass. It is a privilege to provide this for consecration.
- Father Damian Amantia, T.O.R., Pastor
- Father James Morman, T.O.R., Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Mr. Michael Menchen, Deacon
- Wendy Luck, Business & Physical Plant Director
- Joan High, Parish Secretary
- Lois Lowery, Receptionist
- Giselle Johnson, Director of Communications
- Claudia McIvor, Director of Faith Formation
- Michelle Rego, Director of Liturgy & Music
- Jim Kochen, Sacristan
- Calvin Adams, Custodial Care
- Alice Coston, Wedding Coordinator
Advent Reconciliation Service
December 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Vigil Mass of The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
December 24 , 2018 at 4:00 pm
Preceded by carols at 3:30 pm
Midnight Mass of The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
December 25, 2018
Preceded by anthems and
carols 40 minutes prior to Mass
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day) Mass
December 25, 2018 at 10:00 am
No Mass December 26, 2018
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Masses
December 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm
January 1, 2019 at 9:00 am
The Parish Office will Close Monday, December 24th through Wednesday December 26th in Observance of Christmas.
May God Bless you and your family with a Blessed Christmas Celebration.
Regular Mass Schedule:
Sunday Mass Schedule 8 AM and 11:00 AM Saturday Mass 4:00 PM (Vigil Mass)
Weekday Mass Schedule 12:10 PM
Holy Days of Obligation Mass schedule - see bulletin
Reconciliation Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 AM Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 PM and by appointment
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament In this Year of Faith, we will begin to celebrate in reverential silence and adoration before our Blessed Lord. The parish will offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Wednesday of the month throughout the year to begin immediately following the 12:10 Mass and conclude at 2PM. During this time of adoration there must be at least two adorers in the church at all times, as the exposed Blessed Sacrament can never be left unattended.
Please Note: Those wishing to celebrate the communal sacraments (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, and Matrimony), but who do not regularly worship with our parish community, must first meet with one of the friars or staff. In keeping with Church law, in some situations, they may encounter a delay or postponement of the sacrament.
2018 Holy Days & Holy Days of Obligation
Christmas , December 25, 2018
Mary, Mother of God , January 1, 2019
Monday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: Closed, also Closed on weekends, Holy Days of Obligations & some holidays
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