Prepare for Christmas!

Jesus’ remedy for sin is the Sacrament of Penance, also known as “confession” or “reconciliation.” It’s arguably our most important preparation for the celebration of Christmas. A good confession requires an examination of conscience—i.e., time spent searching our thoughts and hearts, asking ourselves where we have failed to reach the target Jesus sets out for us.

The sacrament of penance will be available at SEAS Parish:

  • Saturday 11:00 to 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, December 18, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.—the children’s Advent penance service, designed for children grades 3 to 8, but parents and older siblings are also welcome to come and receive individual confession and absolution—a great example for the children!
  • Monday, December 22, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.—the adult Advent Penance service. Bishop William Winterand several priests will be available for individual confession and absolution.


“I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: You will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”


manger1Christmas Mass Schedule
(a holy day of obligation)

Christmas Eve 4:00pm
Christmas Day 7:30am