Welcome . . to Our Lady of Lourdes † St. Anne . . .
The Third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday. We rejoice because we'll soon celebrate again the birth of Jesus Christ. We've other reasons for rejoicing and gratitude. Twice this Season students from RIT/NTID/Sigma Nu have community service at Lourdes. They did yard work, cleaned the church and rectory, helped prepare the convent for the Srs of St. Joseph, and helped decorate the church for Advent. At SA, we've benefited from the help of students of the Eastman School of Music who've assisted with beautiful programs of music this Advent. On the 1st Sunday of Advent, Eastman students joined our music director, Oliver Brett, in an afternoon program of lovely chamber music. Last Sunday a brass choir from Eastman assisted our choir in the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, as is presented at King’s College, Cambridge.
Grace and peace,
Fr. Gary Tyman
Christmas Time Events
December 17th 3pm - Interna'tl Carol Sing. This is your chance to get involved. Come and play or sing a carol as part of this international celebration. Contact Oliver Brett to sign up.
December 17th 10:30 after mass. - Help decorate Lourdes church for Christmas. All ages welcomed.
Please remember that this coming weekend, because Sunday is also Christmas Eve, we are altering our Sunday Mass schedule:
• Saturday Dec 23rd, will be the same as always: 4pm at SA & 5pm at OLOL.
• Sunday morning Dec 24th, we will have just one morning Mass at each church: 9AM at SA and 10:30AM at OLOL.
• Christmas Eve, Mass at SA will be at 4PM and Midnight; at OLOL, Mass will be at 5PM and 10PM.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
We're looking ahead to 2018 with renewed appreciation for the difference we make in the lives of those who need a hug from God. Recently, we received this note: "I am so grateful for the handmade shawl, especially as the weather turns colder. I feel blessed every time I use it. Thank you! May God continue to support you in this work."
Our January meetings will be Sunday, Jan 14, 10-11:30am at St. Anne, and Sunday, Jan 21, 11:451:15 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Come join us! Questions? Contact Jeriann McEvoy: 473-9656, ext. 143 or email@example.com.
Helping Hands Needed
• Hospitality Ministers at 5pm OLOL. See Nancy.
• Office Volunteers at OLOL for mornings or afternoons, Mon -Thurs, weekly or subs. Call Jennifer.
• Church cleaners at OLOL according to your schedule.
• Liturgy Committee seeking folks who appreciate Mass and celebrations of various church seasons. Meetings monthly. See Fr. Tyman or Nancy.
• Cantors or Choir Members at Lourdes - See Fr. Tyman, or Nancy.