Celebrate the miracle of Christmas and the Christ child's birth

 
Submitted by Pat Szpekowski
Updated 12/7/2018 9:45 PM
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  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in West Dundee has set the Mass schedules for the holidays.

    St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in West Dundee has set the Mass schedules for the holidays. Courtesy of Dan Szpekowski

The faithful are welcome to the preparation and celebration of the miracle of the Christ child's birth at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee and St. Mary 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, St. Catherine of Siena Church and St. Mary in 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 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Mass schedules for St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee are:

The Vigil of Christmas -- Christmas Eve on Monday, Dec. 24

• 4 p.m. Mass with Adult Choir Prelude at 3:30 p.m.

• 6 p.m. Mass with Music Prelude at 5:45 p.m.

• Midnight Mass (with incense) with Music Prelude at 11:30 p.m.

The Nativity of the Lord -- Christmas Day on Tuesday, Dec. 25. There is no 7:30 a.m. Mass.

• 9:30 a.m. Mass with Music Prelude at 9:15 a.m.

• 11:30 a.m. Mass with Music Prelude at 11:15 a.m.

Mass schedules for Christmas Day at St. Mary, Gilberts on Tuesday, Dec. 25

• 9 a.m. (with incense) with Music Prelude at 8:45 a.m.

Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation) at St. Catherine of Siena Church only:

• New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 -- 5 p.m. Mass

• New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 -- 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass

St. Catherine of Siena Church is located at 845 W. Main St. in West Dundee. St. Mary is located at Matteson Street and Galligan Road in Gilberts. For information, call the St. Catherine of Siena parish office at (847) 426-2217.

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