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Christmas Mass

Christmas Mass

Christmas Carols

Christmas Vigil Mass

A Blue Christmas Prayer Service (Canceled)

10:00 a.m. in Parish Center. Christmas is indeed a time for rejoicing, but it is also about the cross and the promise we’ve been given because of Christ’s Resurrection. When all of the messages around us are telling us that we should be joyful and celebratory, please know that it is normal to feel sad, especially this time of year, when we have lost loved ones or are experiencing any kind of difficulty. While some may tell us to “get over it,” Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” On Dec. 19 we will gather to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, to pray for those we miss and for ourselves, allowing the God of all consolation to comfort us in our sorrow. In order to plan for this service, we ask that you RSVP by calling (617) 242-4664  by Wed., Dec. 16.

Advent Prayer & Reconciliation Service

7:00 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Church. A time to reflect and set your course for the New Year! The Advent Season is an appropriate moment to reflect on your life in a Sacramental way, and to engage in special moments of prayer. As we look forward to Advent and Christmas time, take some time to slow down and ponder, as Mary did, on God’s unconditional loving presence within you. At the conclusion of the Service, if you choose, you can receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation privately with a priest. We hope you will join us for this extraordinary time of prayer.

The Copley Singers

3:30 p.m. in St. Mary Church. Our second musical event in December welcomes the accomplished Copley Singers back to Church for Christmas fun! Read about the group and hear their music at copleysingers.org.

Contemplative Outreach of Boston Event

A Day of Deepening Silence in December with Rev. Steven Bonsey

10:00–3:00 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 12

At St. Catherine of Siena Chapel, 55 Warren, Charlestown, Mass. (Under St. Mary Church)

Register online here! Parishioners can also email nancynichols1010@yahoo.com or call (781) 704-1010.

Come enjoy an Advent day of quiet recollection and Centering Prayer. On Saturday Resident Parking is open to non-residents. $30.00 suggested donation ($25 if registered by Dec. 1) Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Theme for the day: Centering Prayer and the Human Purpose.

The practice of Centering Prayer draws its inspiration from an ancient stream of Christian spiritual tradition. Through the centuries monastic communities, formed by a rule of life, have preserved for us the “spiritual technology” of transformation. Religious pluralism in our increasingly global communities has made us aware of the mystical stream running through all of the world’s great religious traditions. The contemplative stream offers practical wisdom regarding the means by which we join in the work of our own and the world’s salvation-our emergence together into fullness of life. In this workshop we will reflect on the instrumental role that Centering Prayer plays, along with other Wisdom practices, in the process of our ongoing conversion and the fulfillment of our human purpose.

Steven Bonsey, an Episcopal priest, is the Director of Wisdom Study for the Leadership Development Initiative. He worked in parish and campus ministry for 30 years in Virginia, Hawai’i and Massachusetts. He is a trained Presenter of Centering Prayer for Contemplative Outreach and a student of Cynthia Bourgeault. He is the author of A Shy Person’s Guide to Evangelism.

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