St. Catherine, St. Mary prepare for Christmas.
Byline: Submitted by Pat Szpekowski
The faithful are welcome to the preparation and celebration of the miracle of the Christ childs birth at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 845 W. Main St. in West Dundee and St. Mary, Matteson St. in Gilberts.
"By centering on Christ, let us strengthen our families, parish and community by gathering together this Christmas for the peace and tranquillity of confession and Holy Mass," said Father Matthew DeBlock, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church and St. Mary-Gilberts.
In preparation of Christmas, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena Church following its regular schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m.; Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. until finished and 3:15 to 4 p.m., and at St. Mary, Gilberts Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m.
At St. Catherine of Siena, the Vigil of Christmas on Christmas Eve will include a 4 p.m. Mass with Adult Choir Prelude at 3:45 p.m., 6 p.m. Mass with Music Prelude at 5:45 p.m., and a Midnight Mass (with incense) with Music Prelude at 11:30 p.m.
On Christmas Day, the Nativity of the Lord will include a 9:30 a.m. Mass with Music Prelude at 9:15 a.m. and a 11:30 a.m. Mass with Music Prelude at 11:15 a.m. (No 7:30 a.m. Mass).
There will be a 9 a.m. Mass with incense on Christmas Day at St. Mary, Gilberts.
On Jan.1, the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God Mass will be 9 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church only. For details, call (847) 426-2217.