As of Thursday, December 21, 2017
COTTONWOOD Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May the Christ child bless each and every one of you in the coming year. This writer will be spending time at home with family and friends for the next couple weeks, so no article until Jan. 8. I will repost the Mass schedule in case someone needs it.
Mass schedule for the Christmas season is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 23, 5 p.m., Assumption; 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s, Sunday, Dec. 24; 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s. Sunday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m., St. Mary’s; 7 p.m., at Assumption and St. Anthony’s. Monday, Dec. 25, midnight at St. Mary’s and 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s.
Saturday, Dec. 30, 5 p.m., Assumption. Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 a.m., St. Anthony’s; 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s. Since the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, Jan. 1, 2018, falls on a Monday it is not observed as a Holy Day of Obligation, granted by Bishop Peter Christensen. It remains a Solemnity and is an important celebration in the life of the Church. The faithful are encouraged to attend Mass.
Mass times will change on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Sunday Mass times for the whole year will be: St. Mary’s 8 a.m., and St. Anthony’s at 10 a.m.