Holiday Schedule 2023

Christmas and New Year Service Times

Fourth Sunday of Advent Mass
Saturday, December 23 @ 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24 @ 9:00 a.m.

Christmas Mass
Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24 @ 4:30 p.m. (no confessions)
Christmas Vigil – Sunday, December 24 @10:00 p.m. (choir begins at 9:30 p.m.)
Christmas Day – Monday, December 25 @ 9:00 a.m.

Day After Christmas Mass
Tuesday, December 26 – NO MASS

Holy Family Mass
Saturday, December 30 –  4:30 p.m.
New Year’s Eve – Sunday, December 31 – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass
New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 9:00am

Decorating The Church for Christmas

On Sunday, December 17 immediately following the 10am Mass, please join our parish family in decorating our beautiful church for Christmas.  All hands are needed – big or small.  We have garland to hang, trees to assemble, and bows to fluff.  We look forward to getting together to welcome Our Lord at Christmas.  Thank you!

End of the Year Contributions

At the close of the year many parishioners like to make special donations to the church as part of their tax strategy.  Your “little something extra” at Christmas can help us keep pace with our parish budget that is trying to meet St. Margaret’s expanding needs.  When making your additional holiday contributions, note carefully that all checks dated up to “December 31” will be counted toward your 2023 contribution statement; whereas those marked “January 1” and thereafter will go toward your 2024 statement.  Consider the WeShare online giving option found on our parish website.  It’s the most convenient way to make your donations, and you can set up a regular giving plan.  Thanks for your generosity!

On The Horizon


Friday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  We remember that God kept Mary free from sin even from the moment of her conception so that she would be a worthy mother of his Son.  The Immaculate Conception is the patroness of the United States of America and the day is always a holy day of obligation.  Masses for the holy day will be celebrated with an evening vigil the night before at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 7 and with Masses at 6:30am and 8:15am (with our school community) on December 8.


  • FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Sunday, December 3
  • SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Sunday, December 10
  • THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Sunday, December 17
  • FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Sunday, December 24


No Eucharistic Adoration on Thursday, December 28.

No Children’s Liturgy on December 10, December 24, or December 31.  Will return on January 7.

No Coffee & Donuts on December 24 or December 31.  Will return on January 7.

The Parish Office and School will be closed starting Friday, December 22. The Parish Office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2. The School resumes classes on Thursday, January 4. If you have parish or school business, please take care of that once the offices reopen in the New Year.


Due to the Christmas holiday, the bulletin article submission schedule is as follows:

  • Weekend of December 9-10 articles are due on Friday, December 1 by 2:00pm.
  • Weekend of December 16-17 articles are due on Thursday, December 7 by 2:00pm.
  • Weekend of December 23-24 articles are due on Wednesday, December 13 by 2:00pm.

Due to the New Year’s holiday, the bulletin article submission schedule is as follows:

  • Weekend of December 30-31 articles are due on Monday, December 18 by 2:00pm.
  • Weekend of January 6-7 articles are due on Wednesday, December 20 by 2:00pm.

Questions? Please contact Michael Sonntag at or call 314-776-0363.


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