Easter Sunday MODIFIED Mass Schedule

Easter Day Masses follow a modified Sunday schedule: 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, 2 pm (Spanish), and 6 pm. N.B.: there will be no Confessions before any of the Masses here on Easter Sunday. Sunday Confessions will resume on Divine Mercy Sunday for those who arrive thirty minutes before Mass.

The Triduum and Easter Sunday

(Note: Mass schedule during Holy Week follows the usual Mass schedule.  Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and concludes Thursday afternoon.) The high point of the Catholic liturgical year is the Sacred Passover Triduum, which lasts from Thursday evening to the Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday evening. Though spread out over several days, the Triduum is counted as one, …

Laetare Sunday, Rose Vestments and You!

Each year on Laetare Sunday we rejoice as we begin the fourth week of Lent. But why is Laetare Sunday so different from the other Sundays of Lent? And why on earth do the clergy wear pinkish–officially “rose”–vestments? This article answers your questions: pillarcatholic.com. Also, don’t forget to read last month’s full length interview with retiring Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, who …

Holy Communion on the Tongue

MEMORANDUM Effective Sunday, March 6th, in order to better accommodate those communicants who prefer to receive Holy Communion on the tongue (the “default” practice in the Roman Mass), while respecting ongoing concerns pertaining to the present viral pandemic, there will be three Communion ministers distributing the Blessed Sacrament in front of the altar at all Masses on Sundays and other …

Pentecost Sunday and Our Pandemic Response

On March 25, 2021 Bishop Stika revised his “Decree Concerning Public Mass and Gathering Directives and made some significant changes. Most importantly he intends to restore the obligation to attend Sunday Mass effective Pentecost Sunday (May 22-23, 2021). Fr. Shelton asked the Divine Worship Committee’s (DWC) subcommittee on COVID protection to review the revised Decree and make suggestions with regard …

Divine Mercy Sunday

Three conditions for the Divine Mercy Sunday plenary indulgence: A plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff) to the faithful who, on the Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday, in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for …

Triduum and Easter Sunday Schedule

DUE TO SEATING RESTRICTIONS AT EACH OF THE FOLLOWING CELEBRATIONS, PLEASE SIGN UP NOW ON THE MAIN PAGE OF THE PARISH WEBSITE.   Passover Triduum schedule: Maundy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7 pm.  Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: 7 pm.  Holy Night Easter Vigil: 8:30 pm. Easter Sunday Mass schedule (!!!NOTE CHANGE FROM USUAL SUNDAY SCHEDULE!!!): 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, …

Pastor’s Update

Dear Friends in Christ, I thank Dave Duhamel for organizing our Lenten mission: “Conviction, Contrition, Conversion”.  Sr. Scholastica, OP, will lead us in exploring how the intellect, emotions and will help us enter into Lent.  See details and sign-up on our parish website. The teaching staff in our school is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and many of …

Ash Wednesday

Blessing and Imposition of Ashes (by sprinkling, rather than tracing) will take place during the following celebrations of Mass: 6:30 am 8 am 12:10 pm 6 pm 7 pm (Spanish) Seating and capacity restrictions remain in place inside the church. Masking and social distancing are required. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please remain at home and follow official recovery …

Candlemas Day

Candlemas Day: The Feast of the Presentation Tuesday, February 2nd Candlemas is celebrated 40 days after Christmas, when Saints Joseph and Mary processed to the Jerusalem Temple and obediently presented Jesus to His Heavenly Father, ritually proclaiming: “With a strong hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of a house of slavery. When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let …