The four weeks of Advent are a spiritual preparation for the Solemnity of the Incarnation of the God-Man, ChristMass! The nine days preceding the Feast are a time of serious and joyful entering into the mystery of the season. The Christmas Novena originated in Rome in 1618. It was popularized by St Alphonsus Ligouri in 1758 and has taken many forms throughout the years. The Christmas Novena found in .pdf format below is based on the texts and music used at the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome, home to the relic of the Crib of the Christ Child. The Novena is sung publicly in the Basilica in Latin each night from 16-24 December. The version below is sung part in Latin and read part in English to connect with the tradition of the Roman Basilicas.
Plan to join us on Saturday, 3 January 2015 for an Epiphany Party! We will begin at 6p in the PAC.
Please bring enough food for your family and a few more. Families whose last name begins with A-H, please bring a main dish, families whose last name begins with I-S, please bring a side dish, families whose last name begins with T-Z please bring a dessert.
On Friday, 5 December, Prince of Peace Catholic School was officially awarded their 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award. Congratulations to the Faculty and Staff of Prince of Peace Catholic School, who have worked bery hard to earn this distinction!