For more information on these and other parish events, please read the bulletin and check the web site (www.sjvroundrock.org
· The second collection this weekend is for the Parish Social Ministry Black Bag. These funds help provide assistance to those in our community who are less fortunate.
· Today begins the last Friday Adoration of the calendar year. It is always nice to have several adorers during each hour. "...Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me the joy and love and peace it is right to bring to the manger of my Lord.”
· Aaron, the Allergic Shepherd visits SJV tonight, at 7 pm in the church. Our very own Sanctuary Singers (Children’s Choir) bring us a Christmas musical sure to be fun for the entire family!
· Middle School Youth Group tonight at 7pm, meet in the church for the Christmas musical then head over the St. Monica’s Hall for an ornament exchange and making star ornaments. We will have closing prayer at 8:30, but people are welcomed to stay until 9pm to finish the ornaments. Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for the exchange.
· Children’s Christmas Party from 10am to 11:30am Saturday morning in St. Monica’s Hall. Come join us for crafts, stories, and Christmas fun and fellowship. This event is hosted by the Saint John Vianney young Adults ministry.
· Youth Mass celebrated this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Edwin would like the youth to bring your hand made star ornaments to the Youth Mass on December 19 so you can help him decorate the tree in the church.
· Advent Penance Service – Monday, Dec. 20, 7 pm. Several priests will be available for confessions.
· Mass Schedule for Upcoming Feasts - The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, 5 p.m. (Children’s Mass), 8 p.m., and
12 a.m. Midnight Mass
Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, 10:00 a.m.
The Feast of the Holy Family
Saturday, December 25, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 26, 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Friday, December 31, 7p.m. Mass followed by Holy Hour (8-9 p.m.)
Saturday, January 1, 10 a.m.
The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
Saturday, January 1, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 2, 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
· Christmas Raffle for 50” color HD TV! Tickets are $20 and available after all Masses and in the office. The proceeds will be used for charity and for church beautification.
· All children are invited to make a star ornament for our tree. The star ornament should be hand/homemade, between 6 and 12 inches in size, and can include a picture of you and/or your family or someone you want to bring to Jesus. Look for a special table in the narthex where you can leave your ornament.
· Help us get our family faith home ready for the birth of Jesus. Join us tomorrow, beginning at noon, to decorate our sanctuary. Be a part of the preparations and help put up the tree, the nativity, the wreaths, banners, candles, greenery, lights and other decorations.
· The second collection next weekend is for Family and Pro-Life Activities in the Diocese of Austin.
· Together in God’s Image, a 4-session marriage preparation course will be held in St. Monica Hall at 7 pm on the 4 Saturdays of February, 2011. This course is one of the mandatory requirements for anyone desiring the Sacrament of Matrimony in the diocese of Austin. For registration and more information, please contact the parish office at 512-218-1183.