Mater Dolorosa School Christmas Concert

Mater Dolorosa School will be having its annual Christmas Concert on

Wednesday, December 19 at 9:30 am in the St. John Paul II Social Center.

If it should snow, the date will be Friday, December 21 instead.

All are welcome to attend!

Christmas Mass Schedule & Mary, Mother of God Schedule


Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve: 4:00 pm Mass (Children's Christmas Pageant and Christmas Carols beforehand), Midnight Mass

Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day: 8:15 am (POLISH), 10:30 am



Monday, December 31 at 4:00 pm

Tuesday, January 1 at 10:30 am



Mater Dolorosa School Cash Calendars

Mater Dolorosa School is selling Cash Calendars.

All profits go directly to the school!

All cash calendars are $10.00 each and serve as great stocking stuffers. 

To buy a cash calendar, come to the parish office on

15 Maple St. in Holyoke or call the parish office at 532-5661


All Children and Youth Raise Your Voices at the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass

Rehearsal in the church Thursday,  December 13 & 20 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve: 3:15 Arrival, 4:00 pm Mass

We will also sing Christmas carols before Mass.

To join us, show up for a rehearsal or call our music director, Robin at 355-2164.


Our Lady of the Cross Christmas Pageant

The Christmas Story, the Nativity

Our Lady of the Cross will be having its fist ever Christmas pageant at the Christmas Eve 4:00 pm Mass!

All children and youth are invited to participate!

The children that participate in the play can also sing in the choir.

Rehearsals will take place in the church on Thursdays, December 13 & 20 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

To sign up show up to a practice or call our music director Robin at 355-2164.

The True Meaning of Christmas

Don't forget wrapping paper

Don't forget tree lights and tinsel

Don't forget to visit Santa

Don't forget last minute gifts




"On my honor I will do my best to try to promote the CHRISTmas traditions.

I will incorporate, use the word CHRISTmas:

In my CHRISTmas greetings and conversation:

In my CHRISTmas cards, CHRISTmas Stamps

And every appropriate CHRISTmas way.

This I pledge to CHRIST, my Lord."



Advent Penance Service

Our Advent Penance Service will take place on Monday, December 17 at Blessed Sacrament Church at 1495 Northampton St. in Holyoke. The Penance Service will start at 7:00 pm. After a brief prayer service, many priests will be available to hear confession. This is a wonderful way to experience God's mercy before Christmas, please plan on attending!

Mass With St. Nick!

Come Celebrate Jesus in a special way this Christmas!

Bring your children and grandchildren to Mass with St. Nick on

Sunday, December 16 at 10:30 am.

Following Mass everyone is invited for donuts, coffee, hot coco and juice

with St. Nick in our Parish Hall. 

All children will have an opportunity to sit on St. Nick's lap and

hear him read a special Christmas story.

All children who attend will go home with a special gift.


The Meaning of TRUE JOY