MASSES:
   Sunday: 4:00 PM Vigil                    Weekday Mass: 8:00 AM          Holy Days: 5:00 PM Vigil
   8:00, 9:30 AM, and 12:00 Noon      Saturday: 9:00 AM                   8:00 AM and 12:00 Noon

                    

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Saturday, December 8
is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holy Day of Obligation.  Our Holy Day Mass Schedule is as follows:

December 7: 5:00 P.M.
December 8: 9:00 A.M.
 

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE

Saint Colman Advent Penance Service will be celebrated

Monday, December 17 at 6:00 P.M.

Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas. Being cleansed of our sins is a special way to prepare for the Birth of Jesus. The experience of forgiveness renews us and brings joy to the heart. Several guest priests will be available to hear Confessions. Come alone or as a family. You will be thankful that you did.
 

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

Monday, December 24
Vigil Masses - 4:00 and 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, December 25
8:00 A.M., 9:30 A.M., and 11:00 A.M.
 

COME TO ME, YOU WILL FIND REST

All are invited to join in the community Mass each weekday at 8:00 A.M. The church remains open on weekdays until 12:00 P.M.  Mass on Saturday is at 9:00 A.M. The church remains open on Saturday until the conclusion of the 4:00 P.M. Mass. Feel free to visit on your own and converse with God in a peaceful, beautiful, sacred space.
 

PARISH REGISTRATION

Everyone who lives within our parish boundaries should be registered here.  If you are not currently receiving envelopes, you are not registered; please call the Rectory in the morning to be sure you are registered. We are aware that some are coming to Mass here who live outside our parish boundaries.  If you wish to, you can now be registered here.  Please call the Rectory in the morning or see Father Ames after Mass.
 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Saint Colman Church
December 16, 3:00 P.M.

Mark your calendars for an afternoon of Christmas joy. The “Savio Boys Choir” will entertain with a selection of Christmas carols. This will be followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree and refreshments. Bring the children. People of all ages will enjoy a festive afternoon.
 

YOUTH CHOIR REHEARSAL

Open to all children grade 4 and older who wish to sing at our 4:00 P.M. Christmas Eve Mass.  Rehearsals: December 2 & 16 at 10:30 A.M., December 24 at 3:15 P.M. in the choir loft. Call Cathy Dernoncourt 610-642-1093.

ADULT CHOIR REHEARSAL

Come sing with our choir at Christmas! Our choir sings at 6:00 P.M. Christmas Eve Mass. Rehearsals: December 12 & 20 at 7:30 P.M., December 24 at 5:30 P.M. in the choir loft.  Call Harry Solomon 215-871-4410.
 

ONLINE GIVING

Online giving is available at St. Colman.  It is quick, easy, and safe: simply click on the Online Giving logo on our home page and you will be taken to the site provided for our parish by Our Sunday Visitor.  You can either register an account so you can donate more than once, or you can use Quick Give, which is for a one-time donation.  All of your information is stored off-site in a secure area: the parish staff does not have access to your bank account information or your credit card information. We receive notice of your donation that evening, and it is credited to you as it would be if you placed money in our collection basket. Please call (610-642-0545 on weekday mornings) or email (stcolmanchurch@gmail.com) the Rectory if you have questions or need help getting started.
 

DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS

Volunteers needed to help clean and decorate our Church for Christmas. Please come Sunday, December 16, at 1:00 P.M.

 

THE SAINT COLMAN GIVING TREE

It is a parish tradition that is a source of great joy and pride – The Giving Tree.  The tree stands in the sanctuary (Saint Joseph’s side) decorated with small cards containing gift ideas: our gifts will be donated to Saint Francis Inn Homeless Shelter for Men and Thea Center for Women, both in Kensington; St. Ignatius Parish and School in West Philadelphia; and Dawn’s Place, a shelter for women run by the Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary.  Amazon gift cards ($10) may be donated to St. Ignatius School.

Before or after any Mass, you are welcome to come into the Sanctuary and pick a card from the Giving Tree. Return the card with your gift and place it under the tree by the deadline of 12:00 noon December 16.

Please, no wrapping or gift bags are necessary.
 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD DRIVE

The Food Drive for St. Francis Inn, a homeless shelter in Kensington, will be December 16.  They are asking for coffee, tea, creamer, sugar and sugar substitute.
 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?

You or someone you know (spouse, family member, friend) may be considering becoming a member of the Catholic Church. Perhaps you are not sure, have questions about the process and would like some information. A group will be forming. If you know someone who might be interested, please have them contact the rectory. It will be an exciting journey.  RSVP to stcolmanchurch@gmail.com or phone the rectory: 610-642-0545.