November 15 | Wednesday
- 07:30 pm: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph
November 17 | Friday
- 07:00 pm: Confession
- 07:30 pm: Holy Qurbana , Novena to St. Alphonsa
November 18 | Saturday
- 10:00 am: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother Mary of Perpetual help, Family Unit Meeting – St. Sebastian
November 19 | Sunday | Season of Dedication of the Church III
- 09:45 am: Holy Qurbana (English)
- 09:45 am: Adoration, Intercessory Prayers (Chapel)
- 10:45 am: CCD Classes
- 10:45 am: Holy Qurbana (Malayalam)
- Qurbana Readings:
1)Num 9:15-18 The tent of the covenant is filled with the glory of God.
2)Isa 54:1-10 Good news about the new Jerusalam.
3)Heb 9:5-15 Christ entered once for all into the Holy Place with his own blood.
4)Jn 2:13-22 The body of Christ is the temple.
St. Chavara Mission Bakersfield: No Holy Qurbana
Season of Dedication of the Church
The last four weeks of the liturgical year belong to this season. Though there are different views regarding the origin of this season, the prayers indicate that it is the period of the dedication of the Church. In the beginning of this season, we remember Jesus offering the Church, His spouse, to the Father after the last judgment. At the end of the ages, the Church, with her children, meets her bridegroom in heavenly Jerusalem. It is a foretaste of the eternal bliss to come. Thus the liturgical year reminds us that Christians are called upon to attain eternal glory through the Church.