Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is very special to Latinos.  We invite you to participate in this celebration on Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 pm at St. Paul's Church in Black River.  After the Mass there will be a reception.  Bring a dish to pass.  Celebramos la Virgen.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


There is no doubt, but Thanksgiving will soon be upon us.  Thanksgiving can mean so many different things to different people: food, football, preparation for Black Friday, or, for some, loneliness or just another day.  What is Thanksgiving for you?

It is Christ the King Sunday as I am reflecting on Thanksgiving.  These two feasts for the Catholic can be so meaningful.  Perhaps, we could give thanks that Christ can be King of our lives.  Or, maybe, give thanks that I can invite Jesus to be my King.  Or, with even more personal commitment, dedicate myself to be a faithful follower of the King.

Let us give thanks that Christ is our King, we are his faithful members making Him King of our lives.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bambinelli Sunday

There is a tradition in Rome that during the Advent Season, children bring their Bambinelli (Christ Child) from their family’s Nativity Set or Crèche to be blessed by the Pope.
Following this tradition, you are invited to bring your family’s Christ Child to church on the weekend of December 17/18.  There will be a special blessing for these figures.

At St. Patrick’s 9:30 am Mass and St. Anthony’s 11 am Mass the children will be invited to come forward with the Christ Child for a blessing.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mystery Players - December 18, 2016 - 6 pm - St. Anthony - Watertown

Prepare spiritually for Christmas.  Come and pray the birth of Christ with the Franciscan Mystery Players on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 6 pm at St. Anthony's.  

“The Birth of Jesus - A Franciscan Christmas” is based on St. Francis’ recreation of the Nativity at Greccio, Italy, over 800 years ago.

      The Christmas mystery play is not a Christmas pageant, but attempts to portray the events surround the Lord’s birth as real as possible, from the birth to the slaughter of the innocent. Because of this, it may not be for small children.

     The Birth of Jesus was written to renew the real meaning of Christmas, and in such a way that it can speak it’s true message to our hearts, the world we live in, and our daily lives
It seems the Lord uses the Christmas Mystery play to bring people to a real sense of peace during the usual busy and hectic holidays.
“The Birth of Jesus - A Franciscan Christmas”

       The Catholic Church of ST. ANTHONY’S is hosting an UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE presented by the FRANCISCAN PLAYERS TENN GROUP of Clayton, NY.

Through the use of special lighting and sound, this moving dramatic meditation on the “Birth of Jesus” promises to be a high point in our Advent Season. We strongly encourage all our ADULTS and TEENS (not for children under 10yrs) to attend this unique Christmas Meditation and prayer service presentation on

Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm 
St. Anthony’s Church 
Watertown, NY
Don’t miss this!!!

See Mystery Players website: www.mysteryplay.org