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St. Francis de Sales Oratory
2653 Ohio Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118


Sunday Masses 8am and 10am
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Aaaaaand, speaking of…..


This week marks the beginning of the annual Novena to the Immaculate Conception.  There will be a Mass every day from November 30- December 8, with a sermon preached by a different priest or prelate every day on a Marian theme.  The complete schedule:


Wednesday, November 30: 6:30pm: “Mary – Queen of the Apostles”
Father Bede Price, OSB, Rector of the Oratory of Sts. Gregory and Augustine.


Thursday, December 1: 6:30pm: “Mary, Mother of Divine Hope”
Father Eric Kunz, Associate pastor, Queen of All Saints


Friday, December 2: 6:30pm: “Woman, Behold your Son: Mary the new Eve”
Father Gregory Lockwood, Administrative Director -Vocations Office, Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph


Saturday, December 3: 8:00am: “Mary, One of Heart with Our Lord”
Canon William Avis, Rector, Old St. Patrick’s Oratory, Kansas City, Missouri


Sunday, December 4: 10:00am: “Advent, Waiting and the Coming Glory of the Lord”
Father John Horn, S.J., Rector, Kenrick – Glennon Seminary


Monday, December 5: 6:30pm: “Mary, Throne of Eternal Wisdom”
Father Thomas Keller, Pastor, St. Angela Merici


Tuesday, December 6: 6:30pm: “The Purity of Mary”
Bishop Edward Rice, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Saint Louis


Wednesday, December 7: 6:30pm: “The Immaculate Conception in American History”
Father Brian Harrison, O.S.


Thursday, December 8: 6:30pm: “Mary’s presence in the Mystery of Christ before the creation of the world”
Monsignor Arthur Calkins 
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Also, mark your calendars for the first-ever Gaudete Benefit Gala, to be held on Saturday, December17: 6:30pm Oratory Hall

An evening of excellent food, drink, and music to benefit the Sacred Music program of the Oratory.

Tickets on sale Thursday, November 10th. Get your tickets now. Please contact the Oratory office. 314-771-3100

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Have a blessed Advent, everyone!