Advent and Christmas

Best ADVENT Ever

We prepare for everything we consider important in life. And that includes Christmas. Join our parish for Best Advent Ever, a free email program from Dynamic Catholic that will help you prepare for Christmas in a unique way. Each day you’ll receive an email with…

  • Short inspirational videos from Matthew Kelly and Dr. Allen Hunt (our speaker for “Find Your Greatness”)
  • Practical tips for your everyday life
  • Real-life stories of hope

To sign up, visit BestAdventEver.com/BeautifulHope

 

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - Dec. 8

Friday, December 8
Masses at 9am & 7pm

Thursday, December 7
Vigil Mass at 5pm

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Patronal Feast of the United Sates of America and is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass - Dec. 9

Second Sunday of Advent Vigil Mass
Saturday, December 9 at 5pm

Please join us Saturday as we honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. Parts of the Mass will be bilingual and will include a special dance performance by ‘The Grupo Folklorico Mahetzy.’  There will be a special prelude before Mass featuring the St. Cecelia Hispanic Coro and our Music Director, Debbie Renfroe! Bring family and friends!

Advent Reconciliation Service - Dec. 13

Wednesday, December 13
4pm and 7pm

Advent is a beautiful time to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, helping us to prepare for the birth of Jesus. Christ came among us to prepare for the birth of Jesus. Christ came among us to reconcile us to one another and to the Father. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Christ’s reconciling love.

School Christmas Celebration - Dec. 14

Thursday, December 14 at 12:30 and 7pm
Conmy Center

All are invited to Our Lady of Lourdes School Christmas Celebration. A variety of musical performances by our school children will help you feel the Spirit of Christmas! We have included an additional show at 12:30 in the afternoon to accommodate those who cannot make it to the evening show.

Advent Sacrament of Anointing - Dec. 16 and 17

Saturday, December 16 after 9am Mass
Sunday, December 17 after 11:30am Mass

To celebrate the Advent season, there will be a communal Sacrament of Anointing celebration. Please join us and celebrate Christ’s love for us in the Sacrament of healing and peace.

Christmas Eve Prelude Music

Saturday, December 24

5:00pm Mass
Prelude Music begins at 4pm, led by the Life Teen Band.

7:00pm Mass
Prelude Music begins at 6:30pm, led by the Renfroe Family.

Midnight Mass
Prelude Music begins at 11pm and features Our Lady of Lourdes Singers and Orchestra, joined by members of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, instrumentalists from the Florida Orchestra, and other professional musicians from around the Tampa Bay area.

Our Lady of Lourdes Music Ministry invites you to enjoy festive prelude music before each of the Masses on Christmas Eve. Plan on coming to Mass early and enjoy beautiful choral music and sing-along carols as you prepare for the Celebration of the Nativity of the Lord.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24
Vigil Mass 5:00pm and 7:00pm
Midnight Mass 12:00am

Christmas Day

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25
Masses 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
Vigil Mass 5:00pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31
Masses 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 5:00pm

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

(Not a Holy Day of Obligation)

MONDAY, JANUARY 1
Mass 9:00am

The Epiphany of the Lord

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6
Vigil Mass 5:00pm

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7
Masses 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 5:00pm