The Parish Year

Traditions of Infant of Prague chapel

This Week

Schedule Changes

Dec 18, 2016

Masses this week are at 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Christmas Day Masses next Sunday are at midnight, 8:00 am, and 10:00 am.



Dec 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

Next Saturday is Christmas Eve, and is a day of complete fast and abstinence.

Dec 25, 2016

Christmas Day

Christmas Day fall this year on a Sunday.  Masses at Infant of Prague Chapel will be at midnight, 8:00 am and 10:00 am.

Prayer Intentions

For the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula, its members, friends, and benefactors, and all the faithful departed whose names have been submitted to the Guild of All Souls.

For an urgent special intention.

For the health of Angie Poeppelman.



Traditions to Keep the Faith Alive

There are innumerable Catholic customs to help us live our faith during the course of the year.  Our calendar lists some of these highlights of our liturgical year, and helps bring the faith and the liturgy into the lives of our people.




  • First Sunday in Advent:  Blessing of the Advent Wreath

  • St. Nicholas:  Blessing and Distribution of Candy for the children

  • Last Sunday in Advent:  Ceremony of Lessons and Carols



  • Christmas Eve:  Solemn Reading of the Christmas Martyrology

  • Before Christmas Midnight Mass:  Blessing of the Manger

  • St. Stephen's Day:  Enrollment Day for the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen

  • Holy Innocents' Day:  Children's Christmas Party

  • New Year's Eve:  Holy Hour and Te Deum



  • Epiphany:  At Mass, reading of the Movable Feasts for the coming calendar year.  Blessing of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.  Special Epiphany Cake of the Three Kings for the children.

  •  Candlemas:  Evening candlelight Mass and Soup Dinner

  • St. Blase:  Blessing of Throats

  • Chair of St. Peter in Rome:  Opening of Chair of Unity Octave

  • Conversion of St. Paul:  Closing of Chair of Unity Octave



  • Shrove Tuesday:  Holy Hour of Reparation
  • Ash Wednesday:  Distribution of Ashes, Chanting of the Miserere
  • Fridays during Lent:  Stations of the Cross
  • Laetare Sunday:  Blessing of flowers for Mothering Sunday, the Catholic Mothers' Day
  • Palm Sunday:  Distribution of Palms
  • Friday in Passiontide:  Stations of the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
  • Holy Week:  Services as published



  • Easter Sunday:  Procession and Singing of Regina Caeli
  • Solemnity of St. Joseph:  Benediction and Singing of Litany of St. Joseph
  • St. Mark:  Great Litanies
  • First Sunday in May:  May Procession and Crowning
  • Rogation Days:  Lesser Litanies
  • Memorial Day:  Memorial Day Service



  • Friday after Ascension Day:  Opening of Pentecost Novena, singing of Veni Creator Spiritus






  • Sunday in the Octave of Corpus Christi:  First Holy Communions
  • Sacred Heart:  Benediction and Singing of Litany of Sacred Heart
  • Eve of St. John Baptist:  Blessing of Bonfire and Fireworks
  • Fourth of July:  Patriotic Service
  • St. Christopher:  Blessing of Cars
  • St. Lawrence:  Altar Boy Barbecue
  • Assumption:  Children of Mary Enrollment and Barbecue
  • Exaltation of Holy Cross:  Blessing with Relic of True Cross
  • Seven Sorrows of BVM:  Stations of the Seven Sorrows
  • Michaelmas:  Parish Picnic
  • St. Francis of Assisi:  Blessing of Animals
  • Christ the King:  Benediction, Consecration of the Human Race, Procession
  • All Saints:  Children's Costume Party.  Annual Dinner of the Guild of All Souls.
  • All Souls:  Toties Quoties Indulgences at the Chapel
  • Sunday after All Souls:  Rosary Procession through Cemetery
  • St. Cecilia's Day:  Annual Dinner for the Prague Schola Cantorum
  • Thanksgiving Day:  Thanksgiving Day Service
  • St. Andrews Day:  Ceilidh