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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception was proclaimed by Pope Pius IX. He affirmed that the Immaculate Conception of Mary is a truth revealed by God to the Church. The meaning of this dogma is that, by God's grace, Mary was preserved free from original sin from the first moment of her existence, her conception. She remained free of all sin throughout her life, cooperating freely in the work of salvation through faith and obedience. In this way God prepared her to be the mother of his Son, our Savior. We praise God for choosing Mary to be the mother of Jesus Christ. She is the model of holiness and the first disciple of her son, Jesus Christ. As the patron of the United States, we turn to the Blessed Virgin seeking intercession for our nation. (from USCCB)

December 8, 2016 is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be a Mass of Anticipation on December 7 at 6:30 pm and Masses on December 8 at 8 am and Noon.


Matthew 3:1-12
John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said: A voice of one crying out in the desert, Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair and had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. At that time Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance. And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones. Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in his hand. He will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”


Immaculate Conception Novena
November 29 - December 7, St. George Parish

Tuesday, November 29, 2016– “The Annunciation:
NFP and Contraception”
6:30 pm—Rev. Mike Grisolano

Wednesday, November 30, 2016– Reconciliation Service
6:30 pm—Rev. Ken Fleck

Thursday, December 1, 2016—“The Visitation: The Sanctity of Life”
6:30 pm—Rev. John Zurek

Friday, December 2, 2016 – “The Wedding in Cana: Marriage”
6:30 pm—Rev. Thomas Loya

Saturday, December 3, 2016 – “The Nativity: Aid to Refugees”
4:00 pm— Deacon Pete Manning

Sunday, December 4, 2016– “The Presentation: The Domestic Church”
6:00 pm—Deacon Tom Schutzius

Monday, December 5, 2016– “The Passion and Crucifixion:
Christian Persecution”
6:30 pm—Deacon Greg Bartos

Tuesday, December 6, 2016– “The Assumption:
The Sacredness of our Body”
6:30 pm—Rev. Roberto Mercado

Wednesday, December 7, 2016- “The Coronation, Mary Queen of Heaven”
6:30 pm—Rev. Michael Trail

A free will offering will be taken at all of the Masses to offset the cost of the novena and the remaining balance will be donated to St. Coletta’s of Illinois. Thank you for your generosity.


One of the ways you can support our Parish Christmas Giving Tree Ministry is to help those in need by taking an ornament off of one of our three trees located at each entrance of church to select an individual to bless this Christmas Season! We will also have monetary donation envelopes titled “Christmas Giving Tree” if you are unable to shop.

Each year the Christmas Giving Trees provide St. George Parish a unique opportunity to work with the entire community by coordinating resources to meet the needs of families who might not have had the ability to share in the spirit of the holiday season.

You are invited to take a gift tag from one of the trees that has information about the recipient of the gifts. Please check your tag as the dates to be returned are different for each group and remember to attach the gift tag to the gifts. Thank you for giving to those in need this holiday season!


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Sunday: Closed

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