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Mass Schedule

Monday - 9:15 am
Tuesday - 9:15 am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday Evening - 7:00 pm
Friday - 9:15 am

Saturday Vigil - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:00 noon

Rite of Reconciliation

Saturday - 3:30 – 4:30 pm
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"Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths."
~ Is 2:3

ST. GERALD PARISH
ADVENT/CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2018-2019

The Advent/Christmas Mass Schedule

Daily: M, T, F-9:15 AM; First Saturday-9:15 AM; Th-7:00 PM
Weekend: Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23
Saturday: 5:00 PM ~ Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 12 Noon

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

~ Holy Day of Obligation ~

Saturday, December 8: 9:15 AM Mass

Christmas Eve

Monday, Dec. 24: 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM Children’s Mass,
10:00 PM Choir Mass and Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

Tuesday, Dec. 25: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses

New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31: 9:15 AM Mass and 5:00 PM Vigil Mass

New Year’s Day

~ Feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God ~

Tuesday, January 1: 10:00 AM Mass

First Friday Observance-Adoration

Friday, December 7 and January 4
Adoration begins after the 9:15 AM Mass and ends at 5:00 PM with Benediction

First Saturday Masses

Saturday, Dec. 1: 9:15 AM Mass
Jan 5: 9:15 AM Mass with Sacrament of Anointing

Feast of the Epiphany

Saturday, Jan 5: 5:00 PM
Sunday, Jan 6: 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM and 12 Noon Masses

The Advent Reconciliation/Confession Schedule

Regular Reconciliation/Confession every Saturday at 3:30 PM
Monday, Dec. 10 ~ Parish Reconciliation Service: 7:00 PM



Advent Tea

Wednesday, December 5
at 6:00 pm

in the Social Hall
$12.00 per person

Entire tables can be reserved. Round tables seat 8 or rectangles seat 10. You may also join us as a single individual and we will find you a seat. All are welcome!

White tablecloths, coffee, tea, sugar, cream, water and a dinner are provided by St. Gerald.

Hostesses provide place settings, cups, silverware, water glass, centerpiece and a dessert to be shared with your table. How you set your table is entirely up to you.

There will be a short Advent Reflection.

Please call Diane Gerometta for additional information and to hold your table or make your individual reservation at 248-763-3193.

Please make your reservations soon as space is limited and room capacity fills quickly.



Online Giving

New Online Giving is Here!

We have worked with Simplegive to establish our new donor managed online giving.

This new system is convenient for you because you are in charge and can make changes at any time to your online giving.

Pinochle

Do you enjoy playing Pinochle?

Come join the card group on Thursday afternoons in the parish social hall.
Please arrive by 12 noon with play beginning promptly at 12:30 pm.
All are welcome!Twinkle

Foster Closet of Michigan
Items Needed:
New or Very Gently used Clothing (Preemie - Teenage)
New Pajamas
Diapers/Wipes
Baby/Toddler Gear
New Socks and Underwear
Toiletries/Hygiene Products

Who we are?
We are a 501c3 nonprofit taxable organization. We are operated 100% by volunteers; most of them foster families themselves. We have local branches throughout the state of Michigan.

What We Do?
Our organization provides clothing, underclothing, toys, shoes, baby equipment, and gear and in some cases furniture to children placed in the foster care system in State of Michigan. These items are new and like new items that have been donated to us. Children are often placed into foster care with no personal items and in many cases they come into care with only the clothes on their back. Our organization provides these kids with stylish new or like new clothing and personal items helping to begin the process of rebuilding their self-esteem and providing them with belongings they can call their own.

How can the Foster Closet help?
Our organization helps reduce the financial strain a new placement can place on a foster family by freeing up funds that would otherwise be used to fulfill these immediate needs. These needs are not always met immediately or in full by the State and that is where we step in. Meeting these needs allow foster parents to be able to use the funds saved to help the children adapt to their new home life in other ways. The Foster Closet is not a “One Stop” shop; it may be used as many times as the need arises.

Call for more information
800-554-4966 ext.206
www.FosterClosetOfMichigan.org
Oakland County Branch
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If you would like more information
Contact Mary Taylor, 248-476-7677 ext. 201 or marytaylor.sgp@gmail.com

No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church;
No matter what your current family or marital situation;
No matter what your personal history, age, background, race, or color;
No matter what your self-image or esteem;
You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved, and respected
at St. Gerald Catholic Church.

With these words, we welcome you to our parish
and to our newly revised parish website.
In these days of stress, busyness, and overloaded
schedules, you are invited to come into the presence of
our Lord and take comfort in His care and love.