― Pope Francis
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Father Rowell is inviting parishioners to join him in praying the Rosary at 8 pm starting on Wednesday, March 25. You can friend him on Facebook or it will be shared onto our parish Facebook page. We will also attempt to put a link below.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have created a YouTube Channel for our local Catholic community. We recorded Fathers Bernard D'Sa and Rowell Gumalay saying Mass today so those who are sheltering in place and unable to attend services would have access to Mass with their local priests. The video was shot in high definition. You can view it here or on any smart device (TV, phone, tablet or computer) that has the YouTube app. Be sure to turn on the HD setting to get the best picture and sound. You should also have the ability to make the video full screen. (Note: higher resolutions may not be available for the first several hours after uploading)
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By Nina Sophie Heereman, SSD March 29, 2020 – Readings: Ezekiel 37.12-14; Romans 8.8-11; John 11.1-45
“Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” (Lk 24.25-26). As he talks with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Jesus speaks as though it were crystal clear that the entire mystery of his death and resurrection has been foretold by the Jewish Scriptures. But the two disciples, like many Christian readers throughout the ages, struggle to see how this could be so evident. More
Click here or on the graphic above to visit our Lenten Resources page. You will find everyting you want to know about Lent and more.
Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years and older. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure to observe individual days of penance is not considered serious, but failure to observe any penitential days at all or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious.
St. Vincent de Paul is asking that you hold on to your bags if possible for a late May giveaway that will be announced at a later date. If it is inconvenient for you to hold on to your bags please give them to someone in need. Please contact Georgeanne at 497-9929 if you have any questions. Thank you for helping us help others.
St. Vincent de Paul invites you to fill a grocery bag during Lent with unperishable items for an Easter dinner, including a box of potatoes, a box of rice, a bag of beans, a bag of pasta noodles, cans of fruit, cans of green vegetables, cans of yellow vegetables, Jello, a bag of wrapped candy and other items of your choice. SVdP will add a ham, bread, butter, milk and a dessert along with an Easter Basket of goodies for the recipient family.
Pope Francis is calling on the faithful not to let the Lenten season of grace pass in vain, and to live as children of God acknowledging and obeying His law, in particular in regards to our brothers and sisters and to creation.
In his Message for Lent 2020, Pope Francis points to the paschal mystery – the mystery of Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection – as the basis of conversion. The Message bears the title "We implore you on behalf of Christ: be reconciled to God", a quote from St Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians.
Click here to read Pope Francis's Lenten Message.
We have gotten some questions about finding high quality apps that support us in our practice of the Catholic faith. After much research, we are recommending that people visit CatholicApps.com
CatholicApps.com was created in response to the call to evangelization from Saint John Paul II, and then continued on through Pope Benedict, and of course the call for deeper evangelization from Pope Francis