...and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!" -LK 1:41,42
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Saint Mary of the Visitation - Lockhart
A Roman Catholic Parish - Diocese of Austin Texas
Advent Penance Service - Monday Dec. 22nd, 7:00 PM in Church
4th Sunday of Advent
About Advent Link-
preparing for Christmas
-from Loyola Press
Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior.
based on Isaiah 45:8
Pray with the Church
Advent Week Four Collect-
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Pray for Others-
Please Pray for those in our parish who are ill, home-bound, and in nursing homes.
Pray especially for...
Geneva Martinez; Otilia Cedillo; David
Pastrano; Levi Perez; Pete Juarez; Gwen Till; Esperanza Rangel; Marcy Youngman; Nellie Sanchez; Mike Halligan; Fr. Robert Becker; Raymond Mireles; Manuel & Catarina Trelles ;Pedro & Louisa Guerrero; Emily Garcia; Ernestina Arredondo; Josie Trejo-Delgado; Carlos Munoz; Sister Lillian Manning; Sam Nunez; Lily Serna.
May the Lord comfort them and send his healing grace upon them, we pray
to the Lord.
Pray for and thank all military men and women and their families, of all who have been deployed, who serve or have served in the armed forces. God bless and keep them safe. And may God bless America!
Reflection for the Week-
In today’s Gospel Mary accepts God’s invitation. Being an invited guest makes everyone feel special. Is there someone you know who needs to be invited to come back to Mass? Now is the perfect time to ask them.
Reflexión para la Semana-
En el Evangelio de hoy, María acepta la invitación de Dios. El ser un invitado nos hace a todos sentir especiales ¿Hay alguien que usted conozca que necesite ser invitado a regresar a Misa? Este es el tiempo perfecto para invitarlo...
Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for the Month of December-
At Christmas, for hope for humanity- That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
For Parents- That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.
Oración Intenciones del Papa Francisco del Mes de Diciembre-
En Navidad, para la esperanza para la humanidad- Que el nacimiento del Redentor puede traer paz y esperanza a todas las personas de buena voluntad.
Para Padres- Que los padres pueden ser verdaderos evangelizadores , pasando a sus hijos el don precioso de la fe.
Bishop Vásquez' prayer intention for the week-
For peace in the Holy Land …
Obispo Vásquez' intención de oración para la semana-
Por la paz en Tierra Santa ...
Please check bulletin or
calendar for variations.
Saturday Vigil : 5:30 PM (EN)
Sunday 7:30 AM (SP)
Sunday 10:30 AM (EN)
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Use North Side Door of Church
Monday 8:00 AM - Communion
Tuesday 6:30 PM (Bilingual)
Wednesday 8:00 AM
Thursday 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM
Advent Penance Service
Monday Dec. 22nd 7PM
Our Parish Church
Monday Dec. 22nd 7PM
Our Parish Church
Saturdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM
-also by appointment-
Monday - Friday
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
After 8 AM Mass until 10 PM
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Sunday afternoon at 2:45 PM
Parish Offices Closed for Christmas
Thur Dec 25th & Fri Dec 26th
St. Mary of the Visitation
205 W. Pecan
Lockhart TX 78644
Phone (512) 398-4649
Fax (512) 398-2285
Open Tuesday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open During Lunchtime
Today in the Liturgical Season of Advent...
Liturgy of the Hours...
"Seven times a day I praise you because
all about Advent
-from Catholic Culture
The Liturgy of the Hours is the Church at Prayer-
Priests, deacons and all clergy and those in religious orders are obligated to recite the liturgy (Breviary) daily. When possible, the laity is encouraged to join in this ancient tradition of praying the psalms.
Office of Readings- (Matins)
Traditionally prayed after midnight but may be prayed anytime.
Morning Prayer- (Lauds)
Traditionally prayed at daybreak but may be prayed anytime during the early morning.
Traditionally prayed as separate offices but may be prayed only once within the following approximate time frames.
Midmorning (Terce) 9:00 AM
Midday (Sext) 12:00 Noon
Mid Afternoon (None) 3:00 PM
Evening Prayer- (Vespers)
Traditionally prayed at dusk but may be prayed late afternoon, early evening, or around sunset.
Night Prayer- (Compline)
Prayed late evening after sunset before retiring.
Liturgy of the Hours Links...
Novus Ordo English Chant- Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Extraordinary Monastic Latin Chant-
Monks of Abbey of Sainte Madeleine du Barroux
Authorized translation from the New American Bible for liturgical use in the United States. Both text and audio are available.
The translations are from the Jerusalem Bible; the authorised translation for liturgical use in the UK and in several other parts of the English-speaking world.
Traditional Roman Breviary in Latin and English;
pre-Trident Monastic / new calendar 1960.