It is great to know that January 1 is a day off because it is the solemnity of Holy Mary, Mother of God. So what if the rest of the world thinks it is new years day. This day is commemorated in celebration of Jesus being declared true God and true man by making a declaration that he is divine and declaring Mary His mother. Theotokos is the specific word they used in describing this. Come and find out more about this great feast day by coming to mass on this holy day of obligation.
Here is the schedule we have at St Joseph and St Mary Churches in Freeport:
Dec, 31, 2013
4pm Mass at St Mary Church
5:30pm at St Joseph Church
January 1, 2014
8am Mass at St Mary Church
10:30am Mass at St Joseph Church
12 noon Mass at St Mary Church, (Spanish)
We are also having Eucharistic adoration from 11:30pm till 12:30am (1 hour) to celebrate the “new year” for those who wish to spend it with Jesus.