The Christmas Season

 The Christmas mystery:  Jesus was born in a humble stable, into a poor family.  Simple shepherds were the first witnesses to this event. In this poverty heaven’s glory was made manifest.  The Church never tires of singing the glory of this night: The Virgin today brings into the world the Eternal,  And the earth offers a cave to the Inaccessible. The angels and shepherds praise him, And the magi advance with the star, For you are born for us, Little Child, God eternal! (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 525)

To become a child in relation to God is the condition for entering the kingdom. For this, we must humble ourselves and become little. Even more: to become “children of God” we must be “born from above” or “born of God.”   Only when Christ is formed in us will the mystery of Christmas be fulfilled in us.  Christmas is the mystery of this “marvelous exchange”: O marvelous exchange! Man’s Creator has become man, born of the Virgin. We have been made sharers in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share our humanity.  (Catechism of the Catholic Church,526)

Helpful links for Christmas Season:

 USCCB,  Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau,

Christmas Calendar

**Sun.May 12~ 7:00AM Mass (9am Mass is cancelled)**

Regular Mass Times:

Sunday:  9:00 AM (changed to 7AM for May 12)

Saturday:  Vigil Mass 6:00 PM 

Weekday Mass: 

Tue, Wed, Thurs, & Fri ~ 9:00 AM (cancelled for May 7)

Except: Third Thurs of month~ 6:00 PM

and  First Friday of month - 10am

Reconciliation:

Sat & Sun: 30 minutes before Saturday & Sunday Masses, or by appointment.

Eucharistic Adoration:

First Fridays: After 10:00am Mass to 12pm. 

Third Thursdays: 5-6pm 

Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet:

Saturday:  5:00 PM

Sunday:  8:00 AM

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St. Benedict Catholic Church

P. O. Box 595

Doniphan, MO 63935

Phone: 573-351-1107

Pastor phone:  573-351-1107 or 573-785-9635

Email: office@stbenedictdoniphan.com

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