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Preparing for Perpetual Adoration-What is Adoration?

11-10-2019

Our parish is preparing for Perpetual Adoration beginning in February 2020. To learn more about how you can participate in adoring our Lord, please consider attending our Advent Eucharistic Mission December 16 & 17 or contact adoration@staphx.org.

What is the Eucharist?

The Eucharist is the sacrament that Jesus established when he took bread and wine, blessed them, and declared them to be his body and blood (see Luke 22:17-20). He commanded his disciples to "Do this in memory of me." He had earlier foretold that his presence in the Eucharist would be real and substantial: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever ...Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink" (John 6:51, 54- 55). When a Catholic priest follows this command of Jesus and offers the words of consecration, the bread and wine are permanently changed, and they become Jesus: his body, blood, soul, and divinity. [CCC 1373-1376, 1406, 1410, 1412-1413]

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Events & Announcements

Moms’ Morning

Nov 21, 2019: 8:30am

at Granada Park

Holy Grounds

Nov 21, 2019: 9:15am

in the piazza

An Advent Concert: Ceremony of Light

Dec 3, 2019: 7:00pm

Featuring St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School and Church Choirs with Corona Del Sol High School

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An Advent Concert: Ceremony of Light

Dec 3, 2019: 7:00pm

at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Admission: $7.00

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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 9, 2019

The Solemnity falls on a Sunday, and therefore is moved to Mon, Dec 9. It is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.

Mass times: 8:30am, 12:00pm, 6:00pm

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019

Wed, Dec 11: Join us at 6:00pm for Vigil Mass, Reenactment of Juan Diego’s Visitation by our Teen Group, and a Reception after Mass.

Thu, Dec 12: 8:30am School Mass. Please bring a flower for Our Lady.

Advent Eucharist Mission

Dec 16, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019: 7:00pm

Join us as we prepare for Perpetual Adoration beginning February 2020.

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