Masses and Services Schedule
Saturday (anticipated Mass for Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Day and Major Religious Holiday Mass Schedules
Saturday, December 24, 2016 4 pm
Sunday, December 25, 2016 Midnight, 9 am
NEW YEAR’S DAY
Saturday, December 31, 2016 4 pm
Sunday, January 1, 2017 9 am
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12 noon and 7 pm
Sacrament of Penance
Saturday 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Advent Penance Service, December 14, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Lenten Penance Service, April 5, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Each Thursday in the Chapel 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent at 3:00 (chapel) and Good Friday 2:00 p.m. in Church
December 17-23, 2016 (Chapel) 6:00 p.m.
Perpetual Help Devotions
Every Tuesday morning after 7:30 a.m. Communion Service(Chapel)
THE SACRAMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
The Eucharist is central to our parish as a faith community. We come together daily, but especially on the Lord’s Day, to give thanks to God, to hear God’s word, and to receive the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ.
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Infant baptisms are normally celebrated on Sundays, except during Advent or Lent. Baptisms during the Holy Mass are encouraged. Parents must attend a session of preparation for Baptism prior to the celebration. Arrangements should be made with Deacon Boedeker well in advance of the anticipated baptism. Since parents are promising to raise the child in the Faith, one of them must be practicing the Faith themselves. [Note that at least one of the godparents must be a practicing, confirmed Catholic, at least sixteen years of age.] More information will be provided at the preparation session. Adult and older-children baptisms are handled on an individual basis. Contact Deacon Boedeker regarding this.
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Individual confessions are normally available on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Our Advent and Lenten Penance Service dates are listed in this directory.
THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Marriage is a sacred covenant for Christians because it is a sacrament, that is, a sign or symbol of God’s faithful commitment to his people. Engaged couples are expected to be in a chaste Christian relationship. They should contact the pastor of the bride at least six months before establishing a date for the wedding. The Archdiocese offers programs to help people make serious preparations for a permanent union. Attendance at one of these programs is required during the six month preparation time. A visit to a Natural Family Planning clinic is also required during this time. For more information, contact Deacon Boedeker.
Fees for the use of the Church by an active parishioner are $300 and for a non-parishioner it is $800. This does not include the fees for clergy, musicians, singers, or servers. Wedding flowers on the altar should remain for the weekend masses. Our buildings are not available to use for wedding receptions.
THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
This sacrament is described in the epistle of St. James. It is administered to the seriously sick, infirmed, and aged. It brings spiritual healing to the person and sometimes physical healing, as well. Our Pastoral Team members can arrange for an individual to receive this sacrament. Please call the rectory. There are communal celebrations of the Anointing of the Sick on every 4th weekend of the month at each Mass.
OTHER DEVOTIONAL AIDS AND SACRAMENTALS
Blessings of objects or persons can be arranged by contacting one of the priests or deacon. To schedule the celebration of a Mass for your intention or for a deceased person, please contact the rectory. Mass cards are available upon request. The blessing of throats, reception of blessed ashes and blessed palms are celebrated on the special days assigned by the Church. Blessed salt and holy water are available at the rectory.