St. Nicholas Celebration THIS SUNDAY!
Our annual St. Nicholas Celebration will take place this Sunday, Dec.8, at 6:30 PM.
This venerable Holy Comforter Catholic Church tradition will add a new twist this year: a cookie celebration! Everyone attending is being asked to provide 2 dozen of their favorite cookies to share with fellow parishioners. Milk/juice and ice cream will be provided by the parish.
This is a wonderful intergenerational event for children and adults alike! It is a wonderful event for children and adults alike. Who doesn’t enjoy seeing the innocent wonder on a child’s face? There will be stories, shoes filled with treats and a surprise appearance by a very special and much loved saint! There will also be crafts and games when the children go downstairs.
Helpers are needed and anyone from middle school on up is encouraged to volunteer with filling shoes and helping at the tables. We hope to see you all on Sunday evening!
Lessons & Carols: An Advent and Christmas Concert
Holy Comforter Catholic Church’s Music Ministry is proud to offer a FREE PERFORMANCE: A Concert of Nine Lessons and Carols. Introduced in England by Edward White Benson in 1880, the Festival of Lessons and Carols has become a beloved tradition filled with the anticipation of Advent and the joy of Christmas.
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 15. Concert begins at 4 pm in the church. Catered reception follows in the lower level. Please RSVP online or in the Commons to help us plan for the reception.
Share your Gaudete Sunday with the choir and scholas of Holy Comforter!
Incredible Blessing Bags Project Results!
Our Lady of the Rosary Procession
Corpus Christi Procession – View the Pictures!
The great feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated on Sunday, June 23. We marked the occasion with procession with the Blessed Sacrament.
Our thanks to Steve Paitsel for taking dozens of photos of our walk with the Eucharist downtown! You can view the entire gallery HERE.
Through this procession we profess our faith in the Real Presence and celebrate our unity in Christ. The Eucharist is the ultimate source and sign of unity. As part of our Holy Comforter 2020 goal to renew the parish, aim to make this procession an annual event and hope more and more parishioners and visitors join us!
Angelus and Midday Prayer
Holy Comforter has begun reciting the Angelus (or the Regina Caeli during Easter season) every weekday at 12 pm. At noon our church bell will be rung in three quick bursts, three times each, and then will give off nine longer rings, to remind all the Faithful who can hear our bell to pray to our Blessed Mother.
This prayer precedes the noon Masses on Mondays and Fridays.
We also will say Midday Prayer (Sext) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays immediately after the Angelus. On those days, the daily Mass is at 7 am.
If you work, live or lunch downtown, please join us. The Angelus and Midday Prayer takes only about ten minutes in total.
And if you cannot make it to church, you can always pray the Angelus at home!
Please support the Annual Diocesan Appeal!
The Annual Diocesan Appeal: Building Our Family of Faith provides critical funding to three key areas: Advancing Social Justice, Cultivating Catholic Leadership and Empowering Parish Communities. This includes hundreds of thousands of dollars toward seminarian education, supporting international priests and feeding the hungry through Fuel and Hunger Fund grants. Holy Comforter’s Outreach ministry has received a significant amount of money from those grants.
Please help the Diocese support our seminarians, holy priests, lay catechists, the poor, migrant workers and so much more.
For more information on what the Appeal does, please visit its website here.
To donate to the Appeal, please click HERE
God bless you!
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Holy Trinity Conference
A new chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has begun right here in Charlottesville! This ministry, which began in 1851 here in the United States, is aimed at helping the poor both materially and spiritually. Volunteers go out into the community two by two to help people with rent, electric bills and other necessities… and also to pray with them and bring the Gospel to their homes.
The Holy Trinity Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a joint effort between the three parishes here in Charlottesville: St. Thomas Aquinas, Incarnation and Holy Comforter.
Visit their website HERE.
Contact Chuck McCurdy at email@example.com for more information.