Christmas Mass Times
CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASSES (Wednesday, December 24th)
5:00 p.m. Children's Choir
*Living Nativity after 5:00 Mass
10:30 p.m. Adult Choir/Brass Ensemble
(Carols begin at 10:00)
CHRISTMAS MORNING MASSES (Thursday, December 25th)
10:00 a.m. Adult Choir/Brass Ensemble
Special Hours for Confession in Preparation for Christmas
Friday, December 19th: 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 20th: After 9:00 Mass and 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Monday, December 22nd: 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 23rd: 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24th: After 9:00 Mass
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY
Regular Mass Schedule (see below)
SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD (Thursday, January 1, 2015)
Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday, December 31, 2014)
12:00 Midnight Mass
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
The Mass is the primary place of intimate encounter with the Risen Jesus here at St. Ambrose. Why does the Church ask those who make up the Body of Christ to gather at least once a week to receive his living Presence in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? Because “without me, you can do nothing” (Jn 15:5). This is the humble recognition of those who seek to love the Father by “keeping Holy the Sabbath” every Sunday.
REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm
Sunday Mass - 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 pm
Monday - Friday - 7:00 am and 9:00 am
Saturday - 9:00 am
Recommended for daily mass readings & meditations: http://www.magnificat.com/
First Friday of the Month
9:30 am Exposition & Adoration
3:30 pm Benediction
Holy Days of Obligation
Vigil Mass : 7:30 pm
Holy Day : 7:00 am, 9:00 am, and 7:30 pm
Please consult the church bulletin or the parish
office to confirm the Mass schedule for all Holy Days of Obligation.
Saturdays 9:30-10:00am and 3:00 - 4:00pm.
or any day by appointment: (703) 280-4400
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These parishioners reverently assist the celebrant of the Mass in serving the Body and Blood of Christ to worshippers and also to those confined at home, in hospitals, or nursing homes. Adult Catholics interested in serving the parish in this capacity should be Catholics in good standing, should have received all three Sacraments of Initiation, have a firm belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, and willing to undertake a five year term.
Contact: Father Fisher; 703-280-4400
These parishioners proclaim the Word of the Lord by reading the scripture passages at Mass.
Contact: Cynthia Hollcraft; 703-978-1678
Open for membership for boys in grades 4-12. They serve at the Lord’s Altar assisting the priest at Mass and during other ceremonies.
Contact: Fr. Smith, 703-280-4400
Ushers (Ministers of Hospitality)
These parishioners assist at Mass by greeting the congregation, assisting in seating, gathering the collection, and distributing our parish bulletin.
Contact: Bob Elder; 703-425-9857