Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Saturday, December 31st - Vigil Mass: 5:15pm
Sunday, January 1st - Masses: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12 Noon, 5:30pm
December 24, 2016: Christmas Vigil Masses
5:00 PM Church
5:15 PM Gymnasium - Overflow to Cafeteria
5:30 PM Cafeteria - Overflow to Cafeteria
8:00 PM Church
12:00 PM Church - Music begins at 11:30pm
December 25, 2016: Christmas Day Masses
9:00 AM Church
11:00 AM Church
Our friends over at www.catholicsay.com explain why you should not applaud the choir following Mass:
Full Question: One of my friends suggests that we should not applaud the choir after the closing hymn. He says that the song should direct souls to the Lord. I find it unnatural if we don’t applaud.
Answer: The church is not a concert hall and the liturgy is not a performance. We are there to direct our attention to God—not to each other. There is a time and place for everything. The church is for prayer—not performances. If you want to convey your appreciation for the music, compliment the director after Mass.
You can check out the original post here: http://catholicsay.com/why-shouldnt-we-applaud-the-choir-at-the-end-of-mass/
Were you married in 1964? In honor of your 50th Wedding Anniversary, there will be a special Mass and reception on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill. Bishop Ronald W. Gainer will be the celebrant and homilist. To receive an invitation, please contact the parish office.
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