The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and… Read More
In our Christian tradition, the wreath holds the four Advent candles. The candles represent Jesus coming as the light in darkness. One candle is lit each Sunday until all four candles are lit, and sometimes a fifth candle… Read More
We have families within our parish and community who need our help Holy Family is commited to helping those who are in need, as Jesus has asked us to do. All items may be brought to the church… Read More
What do the different colors used by the priest signify? As outlined by the Church, different colors represent different liturgical seasons. Since around the sixth century, the primary liturgical colors have been green, white, purple, red and black.
The STOLE is a long cloth, about four inches wide and of the same color as the chasuble, that is worn around the neck like a scarf. It is secured at the waist with the cincture. Traditionally, the… Read More
The CINCTURE is a long, thick cord with tassels at the ends which secures the alb around the waist. It may be white or may be the same liturgical color as the other vestments. In the Graeco-Roman world,… Read More
The ALB is a long, white garment, which flows from shoulders to ankles, and has long sleeves extending to the wrists. The word alb means “white.” The ALB was a common outer garment worn in the Graeco-Roman world… Read More