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2020 Christmas Masses
This Year for Christmas Masses...
In order to ensure the safety of our parish family, we will be using assigned seating at all Christmas Masses. We will continue to wear masks and maintain social distance at all times while in the church and sanitize after every Mass. Father Brian will celebrate Mass at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Christmas Eve, and 8:00 am and 10:00 am on Christmas day. IF YOU NEED TO STAY AT HOME, guess what? We will LIVESTREAM the 4:00 pm and 10:00 am Masses! You can join us in real time in the celebration of Mass from your own home!
***This situation is constantly changing so PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL ABIDE BY WHATEVER State of New Hampshire and Diocese of Manchester guidelines and covid restrictions are in place at Christmastime. That may mean out of state guests or those who have travelled potentially may not be allowed in the church unless they have completed a quarantine. You will want to keep checking the website for the most recent updates.***
For assigned seating…
Leave a message at our Christmas Mass Request Line: 898-4818 with your name, phone number, email address, Mass preference and number of people who will be sitting together. We will email you when your seat is assigned. If you don’t have an email address, we will call you.
IT WILL TAKE US A WHILE TO PROCESS REQUESTS. WE WILL EMAIL YOU WHEN YOUR SEAT IS ASSIGNED. PLEASE GIVE US AT LEAST 10 DAYS TO CONTACT YOU.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience!
The next Blood Drive is on Wednesday, December 9th from 11am—4pm. Please go online to: redcross.org to schedule an appointment. Donations are by appointment only.
You are invited to join our parish!
We are happy you are a part of Saint Matthew's family of faith! If you would like to register with our parish, please complete our registration form located on the Join our Parish tab above.
Advent Prayer by the Rev. Jerry Chism
Oh Emmanuel, God with us, truly in this Advent season we celebrate that you are not hidden in some faraway cloud, but you chose to be with us in the blur and mystery of our lives.
In the midst of lists and rush, you are with us as a song that echoes in our minds, as the light of a candle, as a card from a friend. They are signs of your presence.
We turn to you this season and pray that you would birth joy and healing, blessing and hope in us.
Let something wonderful begin in us — something surprising and holy.
May your hand be upon us. Let your love fill us. Let your joy overwhelm us.
Let our longing for you be met on a coming holy night. Emmanuel with us once again.
Please click on the link below for Advent Resources you can use at home.
To view Fr Brian's previous video's, go to YouTube and search Bri Ken