The Jesse Tree is an Advent custom that helps us to spiritually prepare for Christmas. Jesse was the father of King David, the first king of Israel. Long after King David died, Isaiah made a prophecy that a new shoot would bloom from the stump of Jesse. Christians take this as a reference to Jesus. The Jesse Tree is decorated with symbols of the coming Messiah as pronounced by the prophets. To show this prophecy being symbolically fulfilled this Christmas, we as members of the body of Christ can each represent a new shoot through our love and generosity toward others. The weekend of November 25 & 26, you will see Our Jesse Giving Tree in the vestibule of the church. Gift tags will be available. If you wish to participate, take a tag, buy the requested present and return it unwrapped but with the original tag attached by Sunday, December 10. Bring your gifts to mass and place at the empty manger or drop them off in the Parish Office during business hours. It is necessary to return the gifts on time so that they may be distributed in time for Santa Claus.
Our parish will welcome police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service personal who serve our Princeton Community at a special Blue Mass on Thursday, November 30 at 10:00 am. The Blue Mass is named after the blue color of police uniforms. The mass is celebrated to remember the lives of first responders who died in the line of duty, and to offer our prayerful gratitude and support for the continued safety of those who serve and protect our community. All are welcome to join with our community's first responders at this mass.
Our parish is now steaming live our Sunday 10:00 am Mass on our parish website for those who are home bound and unable to attend Sunday Mass. Simply click on the image of the Church to right to start the media player. An archive of the Mass will also be available for on demand viewing. Please contact the parish office for more information or if you are having any difficulty.
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