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The 12 Days of Christmas

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

Christmas and New Year Mass Schedule

Our Christmas Mass and New Year Mass Schedule December 24 5:00 pm Vigil Mass Christmas Day 7:30 am (Spanish) 10:00 am (English) New Years Day Day of Obligation 10:00 am

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Saturday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass at Holy Family begins at 10:00 am

The Meaning of Advent Candles

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

Helping Those in Need

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

The Liturgical Colors–What Do They Mean?

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.

What Is Our Priest Wearing? – The Chasuble

The CHASUBLE is the outer garment worn over the alb and stole. Over the centuries, various styles of CHASUBLES have emerged. Derived from the Latin word casula meaning

What Is Our Priest Wearing? – The Stole

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

What Is Our Priest Wearing? -The Cincture

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

What Is Our Priest Wearing? – The Alb

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