My Dear Parishioners,
“…When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman…” (Galatians 4: 4) Christmas celebrates God’s great love in sending us a Savior. During this holy season, we renew our faith in the gift of God’s goodness and mercy.
Christmas is a wonderful opportunity. At this time of the year we are touched by God’s love. This is especially true when we come here to church to celebrate the Sacraments together! I hope that this Christmas will be a grace-filled time for each one of you. Please be assured of my prayers for each of you and your families.
- Monday, December 17 Advent Penance Service 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Parish – (St Bernard’s Oratory – 132 S. 5th St. Easton)
- Tuesday, December 18 Advent Penance Service 4:00 p.m. at St. Anthony’s – (St. Anthony, 900 Washington St., Easton, PA)
- Tuesday, December 18 Advent Penance Service 7:00 p.m. here at St. Jane’s
- Saturday, December 22 from 3:00-4:45 p.m. and after the 5:00 p.m. Mass from 6:00-6:30 p.m. here at St. Jane’s.
Masses here will be at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., (Children’s Christmas Liturgy,) 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.(traditional midnight Mass with choir). Before the 10:00 p.m. Mass there will be a choir program beginning at 9:30 p.m. There will also be a 4:30 p.m. Mass in the IHM Chapel (the old church on Washington Blvd).
Masses will be at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
There will be a special schedule for New Year’s: On Monday evening, New Year’s Eve, there will be a
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mass. On Tuesday, New Year’s Day, Masses will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Please remember that New Year’s is a Holy Day of Obligation.
On New Year’s Eve the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the church for private prayer and adoration. This will take place right after the 7 p.m. Mass until just after midnight.
A special thank you to the Morello Funeral Home for the 2019 calendars! Also, we ask your special generosity in this year’s Christmas collection. Here at St. Jane’s traditionally a gift of $100 or more is given by many of our parishioners, as they are able. In view of our special needs at St. Jane’s, we ask those of more moderate circumstances to consider an even larger gift. Please know that whatever you can do will be most appreciated. May the Lord bless you for your generosity!
Sincerely in Our Lord,