Christmas Giving Tree Campaign
The annual “Christmas Gift Giving” campaign begins is underway! As we’ve done in recent years, baskets with gift tags, are at each entrance of all of our worship sites.
We ask that you take as many tags as you would like and buy a gift appropriate for the age indicated on the tag. Please return the gifts UNWRAPPED to the worship site where you attend Mass, UNWRAPPED, by Monday December 18th. Your generosity will help make the beautiful holiday season even brighter for those less fortunate.
Advent Evening Prayer (Vespers)
Every Saturday before the 4PM at 3:25PM in the Worship Center.
A Vesper service will be held each Saturday evening during Advent prior to the 4 PM Liturgy. The service will be at 3:25 PM and should last about 15-20 minutes. You are invited to come and pray the Evening Hour of Vespers with the Holy Angels community and the universal Church. If you come to the 4 PM liturgy, please plan to come a little bit earlier and experience this prayer of the Church.
Vespers is one of the “Hours”, the evening prayer of the Church, that are prayed daily. “The Hours” are prayed by the Ordained ministers, (priests and deacons) as well as many religious men and women, and the monastic orders. Lay persons in recent times have become more involved with praying “the Hours”.
The majority of the prayers in the Hours come from the Psalms. Jesus prayed the very Psalms that we now repeat. Mary most likely taught him the Psalms. Jesus quoted the psalms in his preaching and teaching. He recited them at key moments in his life to explain the meaning of his life experience. After the resurrection, the first Christians easily recognized the person of Jesus reflected in these Old Testament prayers. You are invited to participate and pray these deeply moving reflections of humanity reaching out to our God. Perhaps you can make this an Advent prayer to deepen our faith this year.
Advent Parish Events
Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9 at 7:30PM
Holy Angels Performing Arts
CHRISTMAS SHOW Come One, Come All, to a Jingle Sing competition at
Jingle Bell Beach!!
St. John of God Campus 1145 Delsea Dr. · Westville
Practices every Sunday: 1:00-3:00PM
St. John of God Campus
Contact: Jennifer Liberto Email or 856-494-4206
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Friday, December 8 - @ 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner
Holy Trinity School Gym
1215 Delsea Drive · Westville
Adults $9 · Children $5
MENU: Spaghetti with Meatballs or Sausage (Hot & Sweet) Spaghetti With Clams, White Sauce, Caeser Salad, Stromboli, Roll & Butter Coffee / Decaf / Tea / Soda Homemade Desserts
Sunday, December 10 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Breakfast with Santa Claus
Holy Trinity School Gym: Adults $7 Children $5 ( ages 4-12; under 3 free)
Prepared by Knights of Columbus Father Charles P. McColgan Council #11713 Interested in becoming a Knight? Contact: Leon at 856-845-8418 or email
Sunday, December 10th
3:00PM ~ St. Patrick Church
In Wonderful Parish Holiday Tradition!
SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS
Holy Angels Choir presents its annual program of Sacred Music and Scripture Readings of Advent and Christmas in the Church.
Hear the Story of the Birth of Jesus in Scripture Readings and in song from ancient chant to modernchoralmusic,including
many favorite carols.
All are welcome-----free admission!
St. Patrick Church
86 Cooper St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096