The Most Holy Eucharist


Sunday Mass
ANTICIPATED ON SATURDAY EVENINGS

4:00pm English — 7:00pm Español

Sunday Morning Masses

8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am

Monday through Friday Masses

8:45am

FOOD CUPBOARD

Mondays and Fridays, 12:00noon — 2:00pm
Exceptions to this schedule are found
on the Parish Calendar
As of April 2024, our pantry is in need of:
cereals, applesauce, canned fruits, spam, bread crumbs, condiments, coffee and drinks.

ORDER of PENANCE

Saturdays: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
First Fridays: 8:15am
Call for other opportunities

ORDER of CHRISTIAN INITIATION of ADULTS

For teenagers, young adults and adults who desire to be baptized, to be confirmed, to receive First Holy Communion and/or to become a Catholic Christian, kindly call the Parish Faith Formation Office.
 

ORDER of BAPTISM of CHILDREN

Español
El primer domingo de cada mes
despues de la Misa de la 11:00am
English
Last Sunday of each month
after 11:00am Mass

ANOINTING of the SICK

For those who are homebound, experiencing serious illness or upcoming surgery, kindly call the Parish and arrange a time for this Sacrament and, if desired, the Sacraments of Penance and Most Holy Eucharist

ORDER of CELEBRATING MATRIMONY

Information will be forthcoming shortly. In the meantime, kindly call the Parish

CONSECRATED LIFE and HOLY ORDERS

 
For women and men discerning a call to Consecrated Life, phone or email Sr Gabrielle Mary Braccio, RSM at the Archdiocesan Office for Consecrated Life
 
For men, married or single, discerning a call to be a Deacon, phone or email Msgr. Gregory Fairbanks at the School of Diaconal Formation
 
For men discerning a call to be a Priest, phone or email Fr. David Friel at the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood


Ordinary Time


At the conclusion of Evening Prayer II (Liturgy of the Hours) on the Solemnity of Pentecost, the Church resumes Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time “extends up to and including the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent; it begins again on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday and ends before First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the First Sunday of Advent.” (Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and Calendar, 44) Ordinary Time is the “the yearly cycle [of] thirty-three or thirty-four weeks in which no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated, but rather the mystery of Christ itself is honored in its fullness, especially on Sundays.” (Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and Calendar, 43)


The word ordinary to describe a Season of the Liturgical Year initial sounds confusing. Ordinary Time is the translation of the Latin “per annum,” translated into English as “throughout the year.” The English word ordinary, while typically used to describe routine, comes from the Latin word ordinarius which is more properly translate “order” or “according to a series.” Hence, this Season of the Church year is about an orderly or sequential pondering of the Public Ministry of Jesus as presented in the Gospel episodes proclaimed each Sunday, e.g., the call of the Apostles, multiple healings and Jesus going to the desert regularly for prayer.


Throughout Ordinary Time, Church decor and vestments are green. In Biblical Times, the Ancient Near Eastern world associated the color green to indicate both life and growth. In a land where water was scare (and remains so in the present-day Middle East), grass and plants indicated the presence of water, and subsequently the orderly processes of growth. This is the image captured in Psalm 23, “Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose. Near restful waters he leads me; He revives my soul.” (Psalm 23:2-3). The Evangelist, Saint Mark, captures this as well in his record of Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves and fish, “… So He [Jesus] gave orders to have them sit down in groups on the green grass.”

May the green of Ordinary Time remind us to respond to the grace of Holy Spirit to allow the mystery of Jesus to deepen in our heart that each may be drawn closer in love to God our Father.