Because January 1st falls on a Monday this year, there is no canonical obligation to attend Mass. However, the Octave of Christmas remains a significant day of prayer. Come with devotion to our Blessed Mother! Join together to beg God for peace in a time when peace is increasingly in peril! Start the New Year right! If that isn’t enough, raise a prayer for our brothers and sisters in Haiti on the Haitian Independence Day. In the year 1804, The Republic of Haiti became the second republic in the Americas.

Masses on January 1st:

8:30 At Saint Joseph Church, in English and Polish

10:00 At Saints Peter and Paul Church, in English only

10:00 At Saint Mary Church, in English, Haitian Creole, and Spanish (please stay after Mass to share a bite to eat: traditional squash soup; in Haiti, it is the food of free people!)