Join your St. John Parish church family for the Holy Day of Obligation, kicking off the new year in prayer today or tomorrow! The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Mass schedule is as follows: St. John Church, Monday, 12/31, at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, 1/1, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; St. Joseph Oratory, Tuesday at 12:05 p.m.+++++Let us strive to be pure and holy like our Heavenly Mother. All mothers want their children to inherit or acquire their good qualities. Our Heavenly Mother is no exception. With Joseph, she succeeded in training the Child Jesus, so that He grew in holiness and in “favor before God and man.” Hence, our best way of celebrating this feast and honoring our Heavenly Mother would be to promise her that we will practice her virtues of Faith, obedience, purity and humble service. In this way, we will be trying to become the saintly sons and daughters of our Heavenly Mother, the Holy Mother of God.