We don't have four full weeks of Advent every year. Usually this fourth week lasts only a few days. The calendar gives us the complete experience of waiting, and leads us into the weekend for our Christmas celebration. I hope the younger members of our parish will find the patience to wait those few extra days.
You probably already noticed that we are keeping with our normal Sunday Mass schedule on Christmas eve and Christmas day, and have added the later evening 10:00 pm mass on Saturday. We still need some volunteers to cover all the ministries at most of the masses.
The parish offices will be closed from December 26th through January 2nd. Please don't let that stop you from contacting us if there is any kind of emergency during this time. We'll be available as needed. I will be attending the wedding for my nephew on December 30th in Fort Wayne and will be away for a couple days.