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St. Clare, St. Simon hosting events

We’ve had our first snow of the

season. It would not bother me at all if it was our last.

Has

anyone ever heard of the Gage Park steppers? They were supposed to be a square

dance group, I think from the 1950s or ’60s. They practiced at the park and

made public appearances.

Saint Clare

of Montefalco Parish, 5443 S. Washtenaw, is selling their 100th anniversary books

for $10 each, while supplies last. They are available at the rectory. For more

information, please call the parish office at (773) 436-4422 between 9 a.m. and

5 p.m.

Monday is

the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of Mexico and all the Americas.

It celebrates the apparition of the Blessed Mother to Juan Diego in 1531. His

original name was Cuahtlatoatzin, meaning the Talking Eagle. He and his wife

were converted to Christianity when he was about 50 years old. He was beatified

on May 6, 1990 by Pope John Paul II.

Las Mananitas will take place at St.

Clare on Monday Dec. 12 at 4 a.m. and a Mass at 6 p.m.

St. Clare of Montefalco will have an

Advent Reconciliation Service on Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. The service will be bilingual.

Las Mananitas will take place

at St. Simon at 6 a.m. on Monday Dec. 12. A Mass celebrating the Feast of Our

Lady of Guadalupe will be in Spanish at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. St. Simonalso has Adoration of the Blessed

Sacrament every Wednesday after the 8 a.m. Mass until noon.

The

Slovak community of St. Simon the Apostle Parish will once again be hosting the

traditional Christmas Eve supper known as Vilia on Sunday, Dec. 18.The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and dinner will beserved at 2 p.m. Tickets for adults

are $20, children 5 to 12 years are $8. Tickets must be purchased in advance by

calling the parish office at (773) 436-1945, ext. 1 before Sunday, Dec. 11.

There will be no tickets available at the door.

St. Simon is selling oblatky, the

blessed Christmas wafer, after all the Sunday Masses, while supplies last. I

have to remember to pick some up.

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