Wedding Anniversaries

Your life as a couple through the years has been a witness to the sacramentality of Marriage and celebrating your anniversary will strengthen the graced-bond between each of you, your children and the parish community. As a parish, we will pray for couples celebrating a sacramental wedding anniversary. All couples who wish to participate can submit their names, anniversary date and contact information. Please email the information and your names will be listed by month in the Sunday Bulletin and on the Saint John Bosco Electronic Message Board.

O God, Creator of all things,
Who in the beginning made man and woman
that they might form the marriage bond,
bless and strengthen the union of
our parishioners that they may show forth
an ever more perfect image of
the union of Christ with his Church.
Through our lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Bienaventurada Virgen María de Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe

All are welcome to our Parish Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday 12 December 2023. Mass will be celebrated at 7:00pm in the parish Church.

This feast recalls the apparitions of the Blessed Virgen Mary at the hill of Tepeyac from 9–12 December 1531 to the native convert, Juan Diego; known to the Aztecs as Tecoatlaxope (or de Guadalupe in Spanish), meaning “she will crush the serpent of stone;” declared patroness of the Americas by Pope Pius XII and raised to the rank of Feast for all the countries of the Americas by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 25 March 1999.

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Dios, Padre de misericordia,
que has puesto a este pueblo tuyo bajo la especial protectión
de la siempre Virgen María de Guadalupe, Madres de tu Hijo,
concédenos, por su intercesión, profundizar en nuestra fe
y buscar el progreso de los pueblos por caminos de justicia y de paz.
Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo,
que vive y reina contigo en la unidad del Espíitu Santo
y es Dios por los siglos de los siglos.

O God, Father of mercies, Who placed Your people
under the singular protection of Your Son’s most holy Mother,
grant that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe,
may seek with ever more lively faith the progress of peoples
in the ways of justice and of peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Ladies Retreat

Take some time out of your busy schedule to reconnect with the Lord; enjoy the faith and friendship of others and recharge your soul with a prayer, wine and chocolate retreat. We are blessed to welcome Amy Brooks, our retreat Master. She is the founder of Prayer Wine Chocolate and the owner of Catholics Online, LLC. Our Women’s Retreat will be held on Friday, 12 April 2024 in the Parish Center. Each lady is asked to bring a blank notebook and a pen. If you have a few holy cards that you are not sure what to do with, bring them along. After a brief explanation of praying with a journal, all will be invited to gather supplies in order to decorate the front of their journals and start an entry. Wine will be provided. Please bring an appetizer and your favorite chocolate to share. For planning purposes registration is necessary. Doors will open at 5:00pm for fellowship. Retreat will begin at 6:00pm. Cost $20.00 per person. Please complete the form found in the bulletin and return to the Faith Formation Office no later than 5 April 2024.