3175 Paulskirk Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (410) 461-9112
Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday, 5:15pm; Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 5:15pm
Msgr. Jim: Tuesday 2-8pm visitation, wake service 7:30pm; Wednesday Funeral Mass 10:30am.
Monday evening at 7 PM is our Advent Reconciliation Service and Confessions. We always have a big turnout for this both in the number of penitents and the number of confessors. It doesn’t take long. You should be home in time to watch the Patriots at Miami. So please come out on Monday evening and prepare your heart for Christmas. If Monday does not work for you, we will be at St. Francis in Fulton on Tuesday evening. There is also an extended confession time next Saturday, the 16th, from 2-5 PM.
Tuesday is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is a special feast in Advent as it depicts Mary as a pregnant woman. We honor the sacredness of life as we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
As the cold weather arrives, our thoughts turn to snow. (Or at least mine do.) Just to remind you, we rarely cancel Mass, however if we do, we would send out a message on flock notes. But with that said, always use discretion as to whether it is safe or wise to venture out in bad weather. If it is snowing heavily, we may switch certain Masses to the chapel as it has easier access. It is also easier to clean off the sidewalks to the Chapel during a snow fall. If it is snowing while coming to or leaving the Church, please enter and exit via the hall rather than the outside steps as they can be slippery and turn to ice quickly when people walk on them prior to shoveling. We welcome anyone to come and help shovel the sidewalks and steps after a snow. I’m not sure if Fr. Conklin read the fine print on his job description yet regarding this matter, so I think he too would most appreciate your help. Spring is only 10 days and three months away.