Second Sunday in Advent

December 10, 2017

The Christmas Giving Tree

Just a Reminder


Those of you who took a tag from the Christmas tree and have not yet returned your gifts, please return them immediately because we must get the gifts to the children soon. Please bring to the back of the church or to the rectory. Should you have any questions, please contact Rosalind Carey at 504-861-3827 or 504-729-7893.


Christmas Mass Schedule

Since Christmas falls on a Monday this year, your weekend and Christmas obligation is as follows:

Sunday Obligation

Saturday, December 23, 2017 -- 4:00 p.m. Vigil
Sunday, December 24, 2017 -- 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Christmas Obligation

Sunday, December 24, 2017 -- 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 12 Midnight 

Monday, December 25, 2017 -- 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

All Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors please email Linda at the office to let her know what masses you will attend so she can work out a schedule.  Thank you.

St. Vincent de Paul is Coming Back!!

If you are interested in learning about the St. Vincent de Paul Society, please attend our opening meeting on January 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the rectory conference room.

Tuesday Morning Coffee in Christ Group

Coffee in Christ has become a special tradition on Tuesday mornings after 8:00 a.m. Mass. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will delay this special time until Tuesday, January 9, 2018. We look forward to seeing everyone again and hope that more people will join us in this great time of fellowship.


The Liturgy of the Hours


The Liturgy of the Hours is the prayer of the whole People of God. In it, Christ himself “continues his priestly work through his Church.” His members participate according to their own place in the Church and the circumstances of their lives. The laity, too, are encouraged to recite the divine office either with the priests, among themselves, or individually. We will pray the Liturgy of the Hours every Wednesday beginning next Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.


11th  Annual Christmas Caroling

Saturday, December 17, 2017

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
at Palmer Park (corner of S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne
Sing along led by choirs from

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ

Song books and candles are available.

Cookies and Eggnog for a donation to benefit Second Harvesters Food Bank
Bring non-perishable foods and donations.

 Attention! Attention all Eleventh Grade Students

If you attend Catholic School and are planning on making your Confirmation next year, you MUST attend CCD classes beginning January 14, 2018. If you do not attend CCD classes you WILL NOT be able to make your Confirmation. There will be NO exceptions.



 Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound

If there are any parishioners who would like to bring Communion to the Homebound or if you know of anyone who is homebound and would like to receive Communion on a regular basis, please contact the office 866.3669.

Attention Parishioners and New Parishioners   

Any parishioner who has moved, changed their telephone number or marital status,  please contact the office so we can update the computer program.

Welcome New Parishioners

Mater Dolorosa would like to extend a warm welcome to all new parishioners.  Please fill out the blue forms at the entrances of church and drop in the collection basket.  If you have any questions, please call the rectory at 866-3669.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

3:00 pm every Saturday -- Rosary and Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.
11:30 am every Sunday -- Quiet meditation
6:30 pm every Sunday -- Meditation with Gregorian Chant
7:30 a.m. every Wednesday  -- Liturgy of the Hours
8:30 am every Thursday -- Rosary and the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart