Parish Listening Sessions
Make plans now to join us for the next Parish Listening Session with Fr. Dean and Fr. Gary. The next session is Sunday, October 11th, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. It will provide an opportunity for you to share your thoughts about our parish with our pastor and parochial vicar.
Fall Faith Formation Season 2015-2016
New Mass Times
our weekend Mass schedule is:
Saturday Vigil – 5:00pm
Sunday – 8:30am and 11:00am
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration:
in the Adoration Chapel to the left of the Sanctuary.
Contact the Parish Office to sign up for an hour or to get the door code.
A general informational brochure, available at the link below, explains the meaning and purpose of the sacrament with an examination of conscience and other “how to” information.
For more information about “The Light Is On For You” program, go to:
On November 30, the First Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis inaugurated a Year for Consecrated Life. It will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016. There are three primary purposes for this Year:
1. renewal for men and women in consecrated life;
2. thanksgiving among the faithful for the service of sisters, brothers, priests,
3. invitation to young Catholics to consider a religious vocation.
An Ignatian Path to Christ
All parishioners are invited to participate in the Forty Weeks program beginning November 30. This program has three goals: 1) to teach individuals to look at the movements toward and away from God in their lives so as to turn all over to Christ and find healing where necessary; 2) to build a daily, personal relationship with Jesus Christ; and 3) to learn how to discern the two different spiritual inspirations (good and evil) that are constantly working beneath our conscious awareness.
Natural Family Planning
Christ and His Church call us to holiness in our everyday lives and in and through our vocations. In the Sacrament of Marriage, a particular kind of conjugal chastity is demanded by the nature of love and God’s order of Creation. In marriage, the two have become one and are called to continually make that gift of self-donation to the other as they strive to build up one another in faith and love. The two, in imitating the Trinity by their union and love, also share with the Trinity in the great work of co-creation. Part of this, of course, is the bearing and raising of children. Marriage in many ways is oriented towards children, which are always a great good.
The couple must remember God’s dominion over Creation as they remain open to life, and must not cut these off through contraception and sterilization. While these are illicit, the Church does allow spouses, with prayer and discernment, to plan their families in a natural way.
The NFP Apostolate Coordinator, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or inquiries.