A Lenten Message from Fr. Jerry Volz:
Lent is a time of preparation and change for the better. The three traditional disciplines we practice during Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Though they all relate to one another, I would like for us to focus not so much on giving something up, but rather on giving something away. We might fast or not do certain things for yourself, so that we can be more focused on charity. Pray for the strength and fortitude to stick with your Lenten practices and particularly to prepare our world for greater peace. As the song says, "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me". It actually begins with the Prince of Peace, so begin with Him, spend less on yourself, and give more to others. Give it up to give it away.
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Sunday, April 5
Mass Live-Stream at 9 AM & 11 AM on Facebook Live.
April 9, 2020
Mass Live-Stream on Facebook Live 7 PM
Come celebrate with us as we commemorate the institution of the Eucharist, the institution of the Priesthood and Christ’s commandment to serve one another demonstrated through the ceremonial washing of the feet.
April 10, 2020
Service Live-Stream on Facebook Live at 3 PM
We join in quiet sadness and mourning for the crucified and dead Jesus. The Mass is not celebrated on this day. The emphasis of the liturgy is on Scripture readings, prayers, the veneration of the cross and the reception of the Eucharist from the Hosts consecrated on Holy Thursday.
Easter Vigil Saturday
April 11, 2020
Mass Live-Stream on Facebook Live at 8 PM
The Easter Vigil has four clearly-defined parts.
1. The service of light begins with a darkened church and we light the new paschal candle outside the church and its flame is used to light the candles held by the congregation.
2. The Liturgy of the Word in which we hear the story of salvation history through Old Testament readings which culminate in the Gospel proclamation of the Resurrection.
3. The celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation where we baptize the Elect, followed by a rite to receive
already-baptized Candidates into the Church.
4. Mass concludes with the Liturgy of the
April 12, 2020
Mass Live-Stream on Facebook Live at 9 AM & 11 AM
The theme of Easter morning continues the triumphant joy of the Easter Vigil. It remembers and celebrates the very foundation of Christianity: Jesus is raised from the dead, and is Lord.