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"Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary. There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him. The task of the shepherd, the task of the fisher of men, can often seem wearisome. But it is beautiful and wonderful, because it is truly a service to joy, to God’s joy which longs to break into the world."

"The Church as a whole and all her Pastors, like Christ, must set out to lead people out of the desert, towards the place of life, towards friendship with the Son of God, towards the One who gives us life, and life in abundance."

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Inaugural homily, April 24, 2005 

Tuesday Evenings in Advent

Mass, Adoration, Confession

Come encounter Jesus through weekday Mass at 7:00 pm, followed by adoration and confession at 7:30 pm.


Maybe you're feeling a pull on your heart to return to the sacrament of confession. Jesus wants to welcome you peacefully and tenderly. You can use our Guide to the Sacrament of Confession to help you prepare.

Water in the Desert

Water in the Desert

An evening of adoration, testimony, and music

Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 pm

Come experience rest and restoration at Water in the Desert, our monthly adoration event. This month we'll hear a testimony from Deacon Marty Cayer, our parish deacon. Adoration, music, and testimony happens from 7:00 - 8:00 pm and is followed by a social in Lost & Found Coffeehouse. All are welcome!

Advent Penitential Service

Come experience Jesus' mercy

Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm

Prepare your heart for Christmas by encountering Jesus in the sacrament of reconciliation. In addition to Tuesday evening confessions during Advent, we are hosting a penitential service on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm.

You can use our Guide to the Sacrament of Confession to help you prepare.

Sacred Heart Jesus

Service Opportunities

CTR Giving Tree

Support those in need through CTR's Outreach ministries this Christmas. In the church foyer, you'll find a Giving Tree covered in ornaments. Each ornament has an item or prayer requested by a particular ministry. Take an ornament of your choice off the tree and, if it contains an item, bring back that item with the ornament attached and place it under the tree. Thank you for your generous support!

Men's Shelter Meal

Thursday, December 29 from 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Support the Archdiocesan Men's Shelter by making individually-wrapped baked goods and sandwiches and bringing them to CTR on Thursday, December 29. Your generous donations help feed hundreds of men who find a warm place to sleep at the Men's Shelter.

Christmas Cards for the Homeless

Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 pm

Join us on December 6 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm in the McCarthy room for a night of hot chocolate and card making! There will be pre-made cards available as well as materials to make your own. All cards will be donated to ministries serving the people of the Downtown Eastside who may not have anyone to be with this Christmas. All are welcome!

Youth Ministry: Christmas Cards for Care Homes

Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 pm

Teens Grade 8-12 are invited to make Christmas cards for those living in care facilities. Meet in the Mallon Room after the 5:00 pm Mass for Christmas treats, music, and card making!

Other Advent Events & Activities

Sacred Arts Guild

Sunday, November 27 after all Masses

The Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild will visit Christ the Redeemer on Sunday, November 27 after the 9 and 11 am Masses. We will bring items of sacred art and religious art for sale. After all the COVID-19 restrictions, we look forward to seeing you all again.

CWL Bake Sale

Sunday, December 4 after 9 and 11 am Masses

The CWL will be hosting their annual bake sale and we are excited to announce it will be back in the Mallon Room after the 9 and 11 Masses  on Sunday Dec. 4th. It features home-baked fruit cake, shortbread, tarts, Christmas cookies, cakes, and more. We hope to see you there!

Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Eve

December 24  |  5:00 pm

Carols at 4:30 pm

"Midnight" Mass

December 24  |  10:00 pm

Carols at 9:30 pm

Christmas Day

December 25  |  9:00 and 11:00 am

No 5:00 pm Mass today

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