Emmanuel is Almost Here!

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

During this time of pandemic, it can be easy to lose sight of the Christmas Joy! Remember, joy is a true gift of Christmas and this Christmas Joy should be contagious.

The Joy of Christmas is that a gracious God became one of us to tell us that he loves us. On Christmas day, with the birth of our Savior, we remember and celebrate the Good News that the God of Mercy has come into the history of humanity to bring us perfect peace and joy that the world cannot give.

For this reason, the Angel joyfully announced, “I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” (Lk 2:10-11).

May this Christmas Joy bring us to a deeper understanding of the value and meaning of the mystery of Christ. It is not just about remembering the historical event that occurred some 2,000 years ago in the little town of Bethlehem. The intention of Christmas is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child.

May this Christmas Season continue to inspire us to spread far and wide this contagious Joy of Christ our Savior. Along with Fr. Anthony Uytingco, Fr. Robain Lamba, Dcn. Charles Corbalis, and the entire Staff, I want to wish you and your families a Blessed and Merry Christmas.

Christmas blessings to all,
Fr. John L. Poncini, Pastor

See the entire letter in this week’s bulletin here.

Christmas Mass Schedule ~ Outdoors

Reservations are required. Due to the expected Christmas demand, please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the Mass in order to keep your seats.

(click here to reserve)

St Nicholas – All Masses in Tent behind Church

    • Christmas Eve (Thursday) – 12pm*, 2pm*, 4pm
    • Christmas Day (Friday) – 8am, 10am

St William – All Masses in Tent behind Hall

    • Christmas Eve (Thursday) – 12pm*, 2pm*, 4pm
    • Christmas Day (Friday) – 9am, 11am, and 3pm (French-speaking)

Livestream Mass Mass at 8:00pm for those at home.

* Due to COVID gathering-size limits, outdoor requirement, and curfew, Bishop Cantu gave all parishes permission to begin Christmas Eve Masses at Noon.

Masses for This Weekend ~ Outdoors

Reservations are recommended (click here to reserve).

    • Saturday @ 4:00 PM at St. William (Lot behind the Hall) 
    • Sunday @ 8:00 AM at St. Nicholas Church (Courtyard)
    • Sunday @ 10:00 AM at St. William (Lot behind the Hall)
    • Sunday @ 12:00 PM at St. William (Lot behind the Hall)
    • Sunday @ 4:00 PM at St. William (Lot behind the Hall) 
    • Sunday @ 4:00 PM (French-speaking) at St. Nicholas Church (Courtyard)

We will continue to Livestream Sunday Mass at 11:00am for those at home.

Please check our homepage often for future updates.

Parish Financial Report

The new parish financial report is here!  View online or pick one up at Mass this weekend.

Water-wise Stewardship at St. William

We are replacing the strip of lawn along El Monte on the St. William campus with colorful, drought-tolerant, low maintenance plants to conserve water, save money, and add beauty.


  • In Loving Memory of a loved one
  • A Christmas Gift!
  • A gift to welcome the New Year!


Several generous parishioners have provided most of the funding. Please put us over the top by sponsoring a plant. They range in price from $15 to $150. Consider the cost of coffee or lunch with a friend.

Drive-Thru Confessions

Every Saturday in St. William Parking Lot: 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Help Our Families Give Our Children a Catholic Education


Please help us to reach our goal of $150,000! You my Give Online or mail a check to St. Nicholas School, 12816 El Monte Rd, Los Al.tos Hills, CA 94022, C/O The Development Office

Please contact Cheryl Caligaris at 650-941-4056 Ext 202 or ccaligaris@stnicholaslah.com for more information about St. Nicholas School.

Help Us Continue Our Mission

Now you can give online, by check, or send a text!

  • Use your phone and TEXT the word GIVE to 650-200-2585 and follow the prompts.
  • Donate ONLINE ~ make a one-time donation or setup a recurring gift
  • Hand deliver or mail your CHECK to St. Nicholas & St. William at 473 Lincoln. Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022