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Church of the Home for Saturday, December 23

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”

Luke 2


Merry Christmas

from your Resurrection Parish Family

May your Christmas be filled with moments of grace and joy, as you awaken to the beauty of the season and Christ's presence.

May your heart be filled with peace and love, and may you be blessed with a wonderful holiday season.

 

Celebrating Christmas in Your Church of the Home


Christmas is one of the most important days of the Church year, second only to Easter itself. We celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ which is the mystery of the incarnation - God becoming flesh. God chose to become one of us.


The days from the Feast of the Nativity to the Epiphany are known as “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” with Christmas itself being the first day. Historically, the twelve days of Christmas was often a period of rest, feasting, gathering with loved ones, and general merrymaking. 


How will your Church of the Home celebrate Christmas?

How will you continue the celebrations beyond this weekend until January 7th?


A few ideas for celebrating the 12 days of Christmas as a family:

  • Drive around the neighborhoods and look at Christmas lights/decor with hot cocoa & treats in hand

  • Attend daily mass as often as you’re able to during this season

  • Go Christmas caroling

  • Watch Christmas movies together with special treats

  • Build gingerbread houses

  • Bake cookies and deliver some to neighbors & friends

  • Create a nativity play with the children to enjoy together

  • Prepare for an Epiphany party

  • Read Christmas books together

  • Celebrate the Feast Days of Saints and Solemnities:

    • St. Stephen, the First Martyr (December 26)

    • St. John the Evangelist (December 27)

    • The Holy Innocents (December 28)

    • The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (December 31)

    • Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (January 1)

    • Epiphany (January 7th)

    • The Baptism of the Lord (January 8th)


 

Auditio Divina: O Holy Night

A-must-listen-to Podcast for the Christmas season! Katie and Tony listen and reflect on the Christmas standard "O Holy Night" as performed by CeCe Winans.


Lyrics:

Truly He taught us to love one another;

His law is Love and His gospel is Peace;

Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother,

And in his name all oppression shall cease,

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful Chorus raise we;

Let all within us praise his Holy name!

Christ is the Lord, then ever! ever praise we!

His pow'r and glory, evermore proclaim!

His pow'r and glory, evermore proclaim!



 

Join us for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Mass at 4:00 PM on Saturday or 8:30 AM on Sunday, and
Christmas Mass at 4:00 PM & 9:00 PM on Sunday and 9:00 AM on Monday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.


READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES



VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION

Merry Christmas! Are you ready? Have you made all your plans for the holiday? However, sometimes our plans don't go as expected. Just like King David and Mary, when life doesn't go as anticipated, we have an opportunity to discover the Lord. Join Fr. Paul as he reflects on the readings for Christmas.

 

This Weekend's Bulletin

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Families


 

Parish Lyceum

The Parish Lyceum will feature a variety of topics, guidelines, and relevant information to nurture the PIESS of our lives – physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social.

 


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Ruby and Res

Ruby wishes you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas.

She can't wait to see the church filled with the Christmas Spirit and the faces of the little children!







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