Upcoming Sundays:

Sunday December 31: First Sunday After Christmas. 10 am Sung Mass & Sermon (White); 11:00 am Coffee Hour Fellowship in the Parish Hall.

Sunday January 7: First Sunday After the Epiphany. 10 am Sung Mass & Sermon (White); 11:00 am Coffee Hour Fellowship in the Parish Hall.

Remember that Christmas only begins on December 25; keep the feasts with us! All are welcome.

The following take place in the Guesthouse/Rectory, not the main building:

+ Dec 27, 6 pm: Feast of St John the Theologian, Apostle & Evangelist, Mass and supper

+Dec 28, 9 am: Feast of the Holy Innocents.

+ Dec 31: New Year’s Program: 8:00 pm Silent Prayer Vigil; 11:00 pm Midnight Mass for Healing and Peace, reception and New Year’s toast

+ Jan 1, 10 am: Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, Mass, New Year’s Brunch following.

+ Jan 6, 11 am: Mass of the Epiphany, Twelfth Night feast following, in the Rectory.

Up-coming Events and Special Liturgies:

See above.

All Saturdays, Alcoholics Anonymous, Little Delaware Chapter, meets in the Parish Hall or, if the Hall is occupied, in the choir room. Meetings begin at 6 pm; all are welcome.

Our Place Adult Enrichment Center will take a hiatus over the winter months. We are looking for a new Program Facilitator to run Our Place. Interested persons can contact us at saintjames@delhitel.net  or at 607-832-4401.

Up-coming Retreats and Other Programs:

+ Friday December 29 to Monday January 1: New Year’s Prayer Vigil

Enter 2018 with wakefulness and purpose while continuing the celebrations of the Christmas season. See above for description. This prayer vigil culminates in the New Year’s Eve Midnight Mass for Healing and Peace, see below for details.

+ Sunday December 31: New Year’s Program: Midnight Mass for Healing and Peace

No pre-registration required unless staying overnight.

Though the Church begins its new year with Advent, the secular holiday of New Year’s is a time when we reflect as a culture on the past and make resolutions for the future. Despite these intentions, just about everything about New Year’s and our celebrations of it seem to distract us from our purpose. Mons Nubifer Sanctus invites you to enter 2018 with wakefulness and purpose. Let us together pledge to live 2018 in the love of Christ. 6:00 pm: supper; 7:30 pm: mass rehearsal; 9:00 pm: Still Prayer Vigil; 10:15 pm: Break/prepare for mass. 11:00 pm: New Year’s Mass, reception and New Year’s toast following. Come for all or part. Overnight accommodations available, please inquire. This program ends Monday January 1 after an 11:00 am New Year’s brunch.

+ Thursday January 4 – Saturday January 6: Epiphany Prayer Vigil

The Prayer Vigil is at the heart of the contemplative training on offer at Mons Nubifer Sanctus. Participants enter into a deep and regenerative silence, spending many hours together each day engaging the practice of still prayer (Christian meditation). This is punctuated by the chanting of the psalms at morning, noon, and evening prayer services, and a daily period of silent work helps us to carry our prayerfulness into everyday activities. All participants have an opportunity to take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) and/or to receive individual spiritual direction during the program. This Prayer Vigil culminates in the mass of the Epiphany on Saturday morning, followed by a Twelfth Night feast. Stay through mass on Sunday the 7th if you like.

See www.monsnubifer.org for a full listing of programs and retreats this winter and spring, or contact info@monsnubifer.org. Fr James can be reached at saintjames@delhitel.net or by phoning 607-832-4401.