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MARCH 24TH THRU MAY 28th

Church Openings
A message to the Faithful
from
Bishop John O. Barres

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Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We are in need of supplies
Jars of Peanut Butter, Jelly, Oatmeal, Cereal, Juice, Canned Tuna fish, Canned Soups, Canned Fruits, Canned Cream Corn, Canned Carrots, Cans of Chef Boyardee, Cans of Dinty Moore Beef Stew, Canned Spam, Boxes of Pasta, Jars of Pasta Sauce, Jars of Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Dressing, Soap, Shampoo, Laundry Detergent, and Dishwashing Liquid.
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Novena
Novena to the
Holy Spirit


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Notice from our Pastor
Public Liturgies, Sunday and Week Day Masses are Cancelled.
Our Church is open daily.
If you are out getting food, gas or for any reason,
feel free to stop in the Church and say a prayer.

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We are posting links to videos of our Parish Masses and Services.
Please See below

Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter.
This year it is celebrated on May 31st.

Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8). It is the 50th day after Easter (if we count both Easter and Pentecost), and it supplants the Jewish feast of Pentecost, which took place 50 days after the Passover and which celebrated the sealing of the Old Covenant on Mount Sinai.

The Acts of the Apostles recounts the story of the original Pentecost as well (Acts 2). Jews from all over were gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish feast. On that Sunday, ten days after our Lord’s Ascension, the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary were gathered in the Upper Room, where they had seen Christ after His Resurrection:

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with diverse tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. [Acts 2:2-4]

Christ had promised His Apostles that He would sent His Holy Spirit, and on Pentecost they were granted the gifts of the Spirit. The Apostles began to preach the Gospel in all of the languages that the Jews who were gathered there spoke, and about 3,000 people were converted and baptized that day.

That is why Pentecost is often called “the birthday of the Church.” On this day, with the descent of the Holy Spirit, Christ’s mission is completed, and the New Covenant is inaugurated. It’s interesting to note that St. Peter, the first pope, was already the leader and spokesman for the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday (see Acts 2:14ff).

In years past, Pentecost was celebrated with greater solemnity than it is today. In fact, the entire period between Easter and Pentecost Sunday was known as Pentecost (and it still is called Pentecost in the Eastern churches, both Catholic and Orthodox). During those 50 days, both fasting and kneeling were strictly forbidden, because this period was supposed to give us a foretaste of the life of Heaven. In more recent times, parishes celebrated the approach of Pentecost with the public recitation of the Novena to the Holy Ghost.

pentecost

Sunday Mass
Sunday Mass 5/23/2020

Sunday Mass
Ascension Thursday
Mass 5/21/2020

Sunday Mass
Sunday Mass 5/17/2020

Sunday Mass
Sunday Mass 5/10/2020

Sunday Mass
Sunday Mass 5/3/2020
5/1/2020

First Friday Mass
First Friday Mass
5/1/2020

Sunday Mass
Sunday Mass 4/26/2020

Padre Pio
Padre Pio Prayer
After Communion

Easter Sunday Mass
Divine Mercy Sunday
Mass 4/19/2020

Easter Sunday Mass
Easter Sunday Mass
4/12/2020

Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Vigil Mass
4/11/2020

Good Friday Service
Liturgy of Our Lord's Passion
on Good Friday 4/10/2020

Holy Thursday Mass
Holy Thursday Mass 4/9/2020

Palm Sunday Mass
Palm Sunday Mass 4/5/2020

First Friday Mass
First Friday Mass 4/3/2020

Sunday Mass
Sunday Mass 3/29/2020

Stations of the cross
Stations of the Cross

The Way of the cross
The Way of The Cross Prayers

Adoration Service
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament

OLPH Novena Prayers
OLPH Novena Prayers

St Joseph's Mass
St Joseph's Day Mass

Sunday Mass
Sunday Mass 3/22/2020

OLPH Service
OLPH Service