As we confront major and tragic failings on the part of certain bishops and priests, let us pray for healing for the victims, healing for all members of the Church, and justice and true reform. May the members of the Church, in particular bishops and priests, pursue the holiness necessary to remain faithful to Christ and restablish trust among those who have been betrayed by modern day Judas-es. (For further reflections, please click here for my homily from the Ninteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 12 August 2018).
Please consider joinging me this week in observing the Ember Days, days traditionally set aside for prayer and fasting. This week esepecially we will observe them, and join to them acts of reparation to the Sacred Heart, as a way to help heal the wounds caused by these clerics who have abused their power, especially for the healing of their victims.
Mass on Sept 19 and 22 will use special prayers for healing, and September 21 is the feast of St. Matthew.
On September 19 there will be a Holy Hour from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, and on
September 21, Mass will be said at 5:30 pm in the Extraordinary Form with another Holy Hour from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Please know of my prayers for all of you.
Sincerley yours in Christ,
Please note that our "summer" Sunday Mass schedule has now become our regular Sunday Mass schedule. Sunday Mass is celebrated at St. Mary's at 5:15 pm on Saturday, 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 11:30 am Sunday morning and 5:00 pm in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday evening. We look forward to worshipping God with you!
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We invite you to visit St. Mary's Church for Mass or any of our other events.
I sincerely hope that here at St. Mary's you will meet not just new friends, but disciples of Jesus with whom you can grow in your faith and friendship with Jesus Himself.
May God bless you and keep you in His care, and may His Blessed Mother intercede for you.