We warmly welcome you to join us for services. Sunday liturgy is held on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings in the church. Daily Mass is held in the chapel located at the back of church.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass of Anticipation
Advent Penance Services
Christmas Eve Vigil Masses
Christmas Day Masses
The deadline for submission to the bulletin is Monday noon. Please email or drop off your information to the parish office. All items are subject to approval and available space. Parish related items are a priority.
December 10 - Bulletin
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is held at SJB the second and fourth Saturdays
Rosary for Life is prayed prior to Mass on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. Sponsored by the Respect Life Ministry.
Mondays 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Church
"Behold I will be with you always even to the end of the world," because "I have loved you with an everlasting love, and constant is my affection for you." (Mt 28:20; Jer 31:3)
Low Gluten hosts are available at all Masses. If you require a low gluten host, please receive Communion from the right hand side of the center aisle of church. The Eucharistic Minister there will have a special pyx designated for low gluten hosts. The hosts are made by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, contain less than 0.01% gluten content and are approved for use in the Roman Catholic Church by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The hosts are recommended by the journal Gluten-Free Living (vol.9 no.1) as “perfectly safe” for those with Celiac Sprue disease. If you have questions, please contact the parish office.
Make Sundays complete for someone you love who cannot get to church. Please share the news about "My Sunday Mass" on TV: 9:00 a.m. on WCGV Channel 24 5:30 a.m. on WITI Channel 6 Prayer intentions from viewers, uplifting homilies, a Prayer for Spiritual Communion, and closed captioning make "My Sunday Mass" a time of spiritual comfort. For more information or to see the Mass online, visit www.MySundayMass.org. (TV or online liturgy does not meet the Sunday Mass obligation if you can come to church.)
Please consult the bulletin or call us directly at (920) 892-4006 for Mass times.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - January 1
The U.S. bishops decided, with Vatican approval given July 4, 1992, that
when the Solemnities of Mary, the Mother of God, the Assumption or All
Saints Day fall on a Saturday or Monday, it is not an obligation to attend
Mass for these feasts.
This feast, closely connected to the feast of Christmas, is the most important and oldest of the major feasts of Mary. Mary's Divine Maternity became a universal feast in 1931. Liturgical reform initiated by Vatican II placed it on January 1 in 1969. Prior to this, this feast celebrated on January 1 was the circumcision of Jesus.
Although the obligation to attend when these three holy days fall on
a Saturday or Monday is abolished, parishes are to continue to observe
these Holy Days by scheduling one or more Masses at a convenient time
so that people who wish to participate are able to do so.
This feast is celebrated the fortieth day after Easter Sunday and commemorates the elevation of Jesus into heaven by his own power in the presence of his disciples. It is narrated in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.
In March 2000, the Catholic bishops of the Wisconsin province transferred
the Feast of the Ascension to the seventh Sunday of Easter, one week before
Pentecost Sunday. The Vatican, at the request of the bishops of the United
States, granted permission for the date change, giving ecclesiastical
provinces in the United States the authority to make the transfer. Observing
the Ascension on the seventh Sunday of Easter allows for heightened celebration
and an increased opportunity to education people about the meaning of
This is the principal feast of Mary. It has a double purpose: first,
the happy departure of Mary from this life and second, the assumption
of her body into heaven. Little for certain is known about the day, year
and manner of Mary's death. The dates assigned for it vary between three
and fifteen years after Jesus' Ascension.
This feast honors all the saints, known and unknown. It was first celebrated
on May 13, 610, when Pope Boniface IV proclaimed the day Feast of All
Holy Martyrs in Rome. The intent was to honor all martyrs who were not
included in local records. In 835, Pope Gregory IV changed the date and
name to November 1 and Feast of All Saints. A fall date allowed people
to celebrate with food from the fall harvest.
The Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is the belief
that God preserved Mary from any inclination to sin, the inheritance of
original sin passed on to all mankind from Adam and Eve. The feast of
the Conception of Mary appeared in the Roman calendar in 1476. After the
dogmatic definition by Pope Pius IX in 1854, it became the Feast of the
This feast celebrates the birth of Jesus.
If Plymouth schools are closed or have delayed openings, the weekday morning Mass is cancelled. No event, including Mass, requires your attendance if you feel that weather conditions are dangerous. It is your right and responsibility to determine whether it is safe and/or wise to travel when road conditions may be hazardous. View complete Inclement Weather Policy.
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