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Bulletin

The Church of the Incarnation Church Staff

Fr. Donald Dvorak, OP, Chaplain
Carol Norris, Director of Music Ministry
Dihan Fernando, Sexton

1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062-4799

Campus Ministry Office 972-721-5375
Fax 972-721-5351

Sacramental Life

Holy Mass - During the academic year

Saturday (Anticipatory) 5:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and *7:00 PM

Monday- Thursday 12:05 and *5:00 pm

Friday 12:05 pm only

*During the academic year only

Sacrament of Reconciliation - During the academic year

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 am

Saturday at 4:00 pm

Reconciliation is also available by appointment.  Please contact Fr.Don @ 972-721-5118 or ddvorak@udallas.edu.

Sacrament of Baptism and Marriage

Are celebrated only for University of Dallas students, alumni, faculty or staff.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

A process of conversion for those wishing to explore the Catholic faith meets each Monday night from 7 – 9 pm during the academic year starting in September. For more information, please call Denise Phillips at 972-721-5168.

FREE Ministry to traveling Catholics:
For nationwide Mass times and locations, call 1-800-Mass-Times (1.800.627.7846) or visit www.masstimes.org


Collections Report

12/13     5pm   1954.00

12/14    9am    2332.00

           11am    3852.00

            7pm      489.00

Total             $8,627.00

Thank You For Your Generosity!

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December Mass Schedule Updates:

12/18 - Last 5 pm Weekday Mass, until 1/21/2015

12/24 - Christmas Anticipated Mass - 5 pm

12/24 - Christmas Eve - Midnight Mass - 10 pm

12/25- Christmas Day - Mass 10 am Only

12/26, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31 - No Daily Mass - UD Closed

January 1 - New Year's Day - Mass 10 am Only

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End of Year Contributions

 Please remember the Church as you make your final 2014 contributions.  Any contributions made by check with a post marked by December 31, 2014, will be recorded in 2014.

 All contributions made by check for the Church of The Incarnation, should be made payable to:

Church of The Incarnation.

 And if mailed, they should be sent to:

 Church of The Incarnation

 1845 E. Northgate Dr.

  Irving, TX 75062

 Thank You for Your Continued Support!

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University of Dallas School of Ministry Summer in Rome

Join the School of Ministry faculty and students for a ten day pilgrimage in the Eternal City from May 21-31, 2015. This program uniquely integrates guided tours of historic Roman sites with graduate theology courses, taken either for credit or for personal enrichment. Students engage in stimulating and enlightening conversation to enhance their world view, create lasting friendships, and truly deepen their faith. For more information please visit: udallas.edu/ministry/rome.

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Let us all be thankful for the gift of our vocation.  Learn how to enrich your vocation of Marriage or Holy Orders by attending an enrichment made just for you.  The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is on January 23-25, 2015. Dates fill fast. To apply visit our website at: http://www.dfwme.org/apply . For more information e-mail apply@dfwme.org or call 469-444-0904.  Para mas informacion de Encuentro Matrimonial en Espanol, escriba a emmdfw@gmail.com o visite http://www.seccion15.org/

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The Alternative Spring Break team is still in need of your support! Please consider helping us on our mission to serve our greater Church community in the city of New Orleans by adopting one of our angels on our Angel Tree, located in the narthex. We are humbly asking for a $50 minimum donation for each of our members. If you choose to donate, funds can be submitted to the Church via mail, and addressed to the following: “Campus Ministry; 1845 E. Northgate Dr.; Box #700; Irving, TX 75062.” Checks are to be made payable to “University of Dallas.” Thank you very much for your continued support!

Questions: contact nicklopez@udallas.edu or svanatta@udallas.edu

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 "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see…"

Have you ever wondered what the shepherds must have experienced on that first Christmas day?  The angels appear to them and tell them what has taken place at Bethlehem.  After the angels depart they say to one another: "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass"

We can imagine how they must have reacted when they first saw the Christ-child.  They look and look and are delighted with what they see: a child so beautiful they cannot believe their eyes.  Perhaps they even give the child a little gift.  They didn't have much to share, after all they were only poor shepherds.  They probably stood there for awhile in silent, loving adoration.  Then they share with Mary and Joseph what the angels in the field had announced to them.  And Mary and Joseph may have shared with them the adventures of all those days preceding the child's birth.

Then the shepherds return to their fields, their sheep, their lives.  They tell everyone of what they have seen and heard, and they give glory and praise to God, thankful that they have been part of this wonderful event.  Of one thing we can be sure: their lives would never be the same again.  They had seen the Lord and he had seen them.

We too can have the experience of the shepherds.  But like the shepherds we must want to see Jesus.  We must want to listen and be open to what he says to us in silence.  If so, our lives will never be the same again.

What the Christ-child says to us is not spoken in words as he will later as a grown man.  He speaks to us rather by what he is...a small infant, in a manger, trusting in his Father, humble, dependent, helpless.  He says to us: "You see what I am.  Unless you become like me, a little child, you cannot enter my kingdom."

My prayer for all of you this Christmas is that you and your loved ones might have the experience of the shepherds: to simply look at the Christ-child in the manger and love him, and that you will be open to what he speaks to you in silence.  May he come to you, live in you, grow in you, make you like himself... trusting, humble, dependent on the Father.  Only then can we experience the love, peace and forgiveness he offers.

 - Fr. Don Dvorak

 

 

 

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