At Christmastime we celebrate the greatest gift that has ever been given. God sent his only Son into the world for our salvation. Jesus is truly the Light who has come into the world to scatter the darkness of sin and sorrow. It is indeed a time to celebrate.
I pray that our celebration of this beautiful season may truly be Christ-centered. What a wonderful opportunity to be touched by His love as we celebrate the Sacraments together! May Christ once again be born in our hearts! Please be assured of my prayers for each of you and your families.
Saturday, December 16 from 3:00-4:45 p.m. and after the 5:00 p.m. Mass from 6:00 p.m. – onward.
Monday, December 18 – Advent Penance Service 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy (St. Bernard’s Oratory) 132 S. 5th St. Easton
Tuesday, December 19 Advent Penance Service 4:00 p.m. at St. Anthony’s, (900 Washington Street, Easton, PA)
Tuesday, December 19 Advent Penance Service here at St. Jane’s at 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Mass Schedule
Saturday, December 23, 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday, December 24 Masses, 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00.
Sunday, December 24 Masses for Christmas Eve will be 4:00 p.m., *4:30 p.m. ( *see below), 6:00 p.m., 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.
*the 4:30 p.m. Mass will be in the IHM Chapel (the old church on Washington Blvd. in Wilson Boro).
Christmas Day Mass Schedule
Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) Masses will be 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Mass Schedule
January 1st is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, and a holy day of obligation. We will follow our regular weekend schedule.
Saturday, December 30, 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday, December 31, 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00.
New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Again, on New Year’s Eve the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the church until midnight for private prayer and adoration. This will take place just after the 5 p.m. Mass.
A special thank you to the Morello Funeral Home for the 2018 calendars!
Please remember that our Christmas collection is a most important part of our parish income! I appeal once again to your goodness and generosity. Together with Fathers Anthony and Ezaki and the entire staff here at Saint Jane’s I wish you and your families a very blessed and spiritually uplifting Christmas filled with joy and happiness.
Monsignor Stephen J. Radocha