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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

Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday, December 8th
Mass times are 9:15 am and 7:00 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 2022-2023

The Advent/Christmas Mass Schedule

Daily: M, T, F-9:15 AM; Th-7:00 PM - First Saturday: 9:15 AM
Weekend: Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
Saturday: 5:00 PM ~ Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 12 Noon

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

~ Holy Day of Obligation ~

Thursday, December 8: 9:15 AM and 7:00 PM Masses

Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24: 4:00 PM Mass, 8:00 PM Choir Mass,
and Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses

New Year’s Eve

Saaturday, December 31: 5:00 PM Mass

New Year’s Day

~ Feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God ~

Sunday, January 1: 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM and 12 Noon Masses

Feast of the Epiphany

Saturday, January 7: 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 8: 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM and 12 Noon Masses

First Friday Observance-Adoration

Friday, December 2 and January 6
Adoration begins after the 9:15 AM Mass and ends at 5:00 PM with Benediction

First Saturday Masses

Saturday, December 3 and January 7: 9:15 AM Mass

The Advent Reconciliation/Confession Schedule

Regular Reconciliation/Confession every Saturday at 3:30 PM
with the exception of Saturday, December 24 and December 31




Taize Prayer

We welcome you to participate in our Advent Prayer Reflection Service as with our annual

Taize Prayer on Sunday, December 4th at 5:00 PM

Taizé Prayer is a distinctive style of meditative prayer developed by an ecumenical community of monks in rural France. This quiet, moving reflective prayer combines elements of the Church's traditional Liturgy of the Hours with elements of contemplative meditation. A typical Taizé prayer service incorporates periods of silence with meditative readings from Scripture, prayers of praise and intercession, and the frequent repetition of simple, contemporary chants based on the Psalms or other parts of Scripture. Short songs or chants, repeated over and over, create a meditative environment and express basic realities of faith which can be easily grasped by the mind and the heart. The result is to gradually move prayer from the head to the heart.

The Taizé Community describes the power of its unique musical style in this way:

"As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being. Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God. It allows everyone to take part in a time of prayer together and to remain together in attentive waiting on God, without having to fix the length of time too exactly....

These songs also sustain personal prayer. Through them, little by little, our being finds an inner unity in God. They can continue in the silence of our hearts when we are at work, speaking with others or resting. In this way prayer and daily life are united. They allow us to keep on praying even when we are unaware of it, in the silence of our hearts."


Reconciliation Service

Christmas Caroling

Sunday, December 18th at 5:00 pm
on the Parish Grounds


Attention Young Men interested in a Priestly Vocation

Please visit Detroit Priestly Vocations website for more information


Children

Children's Liturgy of the Word on Sundays

during the 10:15 AM Mass

Children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade
are welcome!


Funeral Notifications

  • Have you learned, after the fact, that someone from our parish
    has died and the funeral is already over?
  • Would you like to be notified when we have a funeral for one of
    our parishioners?

We are creating a notification list of those who want to receive an email with the
funeral information so you can celebrate the Mass of Resurrection for fellow parishioners.
Please send your name and email address to the Parish Office
at stgeraldsecretary@yahoo.com if you would like your name added to the list.

        May the soul of the faithfully departed, rest in peace.

Examination of Conscience

St Vincent DePaul

St. Vincent de Paul Stores
Need Your Help

Are you looking for ways to volunteer your time and talents or need some community service hours?
Many of the St. Vincent de Paul locations need some additional help in their stores and warehouses. If you would like to help or need more information, please call Lynn Kames at 313-393-3025.


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

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.