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Lenten Days of Ashes Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Here is the Mass schedule for this week– February 14 to February 21

Sunday (today) Vigil Mass 5pm (Sat., 10am (Sunday)
Monday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Tuesday Mass at 8:00am
ASH WEDNESDAY Mass at 8:00am
ASH WEDNESDAY Mass at 12:00 Noon
ASH THURSDAY Mass at 8:00am
ASH FRIDAY Mass at 12:00 Noon
ASH SATURDAY Mass at 8:00am
Next Sunday FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT – Sat. Vigil at 5pm, Sunday morning at 10am

 

Ashes will be distributed all four days at the Masses — Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday so that with the COVID-19 restrictions there will be enough seating available in church. Please arrange your Mass schedule so that all will have the opportunity to begin Lent with this sacred rite. Ashes are not limited to just one day. See below for changes that will occur with the distribution of ashes during these times for health reasons.

 

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Remember, mortal man, that you are dust and to dust you shall return

There is a shift in emphasis this year in the significance of receiving ashes. With health reasons in mind the ash distributor is not to touch the recipient nor have close contact through the utterance of the word formulas individually. So, returning to a centuries old tradition the distributor will just sprinkle a pinch of ash on the top (crown) in silence. The recipient is to bow the head slightly. This sign of humble submission to God takes on greater significance for us and this is to remain with us throughout all the days of Lent. The consecration of the “head” to God is a consecration of the total body and soul. Wearing the ashes on the forehead for all to see takes on less importance. In the Gospel Jesus told us not to do penance for show. This means more to us this year. Lent is the renewal of our whole being to God. A good Lent implies that we love God with all our heart and soul and love neighbor as ourselves. The ashes are spiritual ashes.

Gathering Prayer

This is the time, O Lord, when you open your heart to the people who love you and enrich us with your Holy Spirit. Thus, do you increase your own life within us by giving us a greater share in the living body of your Son, the Church. Grant us to so live in this world as sons and daughters of yours whom you have called to freedom from sin to give evidence to the world that you are with us by the holiness of Christ radiating from our lives.

Responsorial Psalm — Psalm 51

 

 

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
    in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
    and of my sin cleanse me.

 

For I acknowledge my offense,
    and my sin is before me always:
“Against you only have I sinned,
    and done what is evil in your sight.”

 

A clean heart create for me, O God,
    and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
    and your Holy Spirit take not from me.

 

Give me back the joy of your salvation,
    and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
    and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

 

  1.  Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

     

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

 

Joel: Lord, do not let your heritage to us go to waste
Psalm 51: Show us mercy, Lord; show us how to accept it
2 Corinthians: This is the time of grace; take hold of it
Matthew: Lenten instructions from the Sermon on the Mount

 

Sunday 5 – Ordinary Time

 

Here is the Mass schedule for this week– February 7 to February 14

Sunday (today) Vigil Mass 5pm (Sat., 10am (Sunday)
Monday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Tuesday Mass at 8:00am
Wednesday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Thursday Mass at 8:00am
Friday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Saturday Mass at 8:00am
Next Sunday Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sat. Vigil at 5pm, Sunday morning at 10am

 

Lent Begins February 17th

 

 

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The Touch of God’s Life

Gathering Prayer

We have learned from you, Lord our Maker and Redeemer, to rely solely upon your faithful and lasting covenant love that you send down from heaven. Let us see how you constantly come to our defense by surrounding us with your loving protection in the face of all evil.

Our response today to the word of God — Hallelujah, the Lord takes pity on the brokenhearted.

Responsorial Psalm — Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

 

  1. Alleluia.

 

Praise the LORD, for he is good;

    sing praise to our God, for he is gracious;

    it is fitting to praise him.

The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem;

    the dispersed of Israel he gathers.

 

He heals the brokenhearted

    and binds up their wounds.

He tells the number of the stars;

    he calls each by name.

 

Great is our Lord and mighty in power;

    to his wisdom there is no limit.

The LORD sustains the lowly;

    the wicked he casts to the ground.

 

  1. Alleluia.

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

 

Job: What is life with suffering? The Lord gives and the Lord takes away
Psalm 147: Hallelujah – The Lord is victorious and to be praised
1 Corinthians: God’s love impels me to spread the good news
Mark: Christ Jesus is the divine Healer and gives life

 

 

Sunday 4 — Ordinary Time

Here is the Mass schedule for this week– January 31 to February 7

Sunday (today) Vigil Mass 5pm (Sat., 10am (Sunday)
Monday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Tuesday Mass at 8:00am
Wednesday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Thursday Mass at 8:00am
Friday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Saturday Mass at 8:00am
Next Sunday Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sat. Vigil at 5pm, Sunday morning at 10am

 

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Candlemas Day February 2nd

Gathering Prayer

Grant us, Lord God of your beloved people, the spiritual grace to adore you wholeheartedly first and foremost and see to it that we possess and exhibit the true love of your Son toward all and every human being.

Our response today to the word of GodIf today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9

 

Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;
    let us acclaim the rock of our salvation.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us joyfully sing psalms to him.

Come, let us bow down in worship;
    let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
For he is our God,
    and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.

Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
    “Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
    as in the day of Massah in the desert,
Where your fathers tempted me;
    they tested me though they had seen my works.”

 

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

 

Deuteronomy: Listen to the Lord through the genuine prophets
Psalm 95: Today, listen to the Lord speak
1 Corinthians: Whatever is your life’s calling, listen to God wholeheartedly
Mark: The crowds listened to Jesus who spoke with divine authority

 

Sunday 3 Ordinary Time — Christian Unity, Word of God

 

Here is the Mass schedule for this week– January 24 to January 31


Sunday (today) Vigil Mass 5pm (Sat., 10am (Sunday)
Monday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Tuesday Mass at 8:00am
Wednesday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Thursday Mass at 8:00am
Friday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Saturday Mass at 8:00am
Next Sunday Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sat. Vigil at 5pm, Sunday morning at 10am

 

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SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

Gathering Prayer

 

O God of all ages of time and Lord of supreme power, you created us to gather us into your eternal covenant love and want us to accept your kingship to guide us in everything we say and do. so that in the name of your beloved Son you share with us the fullness of life which you have in store for us.

Our response today to the word of God — Teach me your ways, O Lord


Responsorial —Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9

 

Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
    teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my savior.

Remember that your compassion, O LORD,
    and your love are from of old.
In your kindness remember me,
    because of your goodness, O LORD.

Good and upright is the LORD;
    thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice
    and teaches the humble his way.

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

 

Jonah: The Lord sends Jonah on a mission of mercy
Psalm 25: I would not know how to live unless the Lord teaches me
1 Corinthians: Now the earth is newly raised to the level of the risen Christ
Mark: Christ calls apostles for the mission of mercy

 

 

Sunday of the Year — 2

 

Here is the Mass schedule for this week– January 17 to January 24


Sunday (today) Vigil Mass 5pm (Sat., 10am (Sunday)
Monday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Tuesday Mass at 8:00am
Wednesday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Thursday Mass at 8:00am
Friday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Saturday Mass at 8:00am
Next Sunday Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sat. Vigil at 5pm, Sunday morning at 10am

 

 

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Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening

Gathering Prayer

In your limitless and never-failing power, Lord our God, you guide and direct everything both of heaven and earth. Mercifully take notice to the pleas of your people crying out to you for peace and harmony in our day.

 

Our response today to the word of God —

Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.


Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10

 I have waited, waited for the LORD,
    and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
And he put a new song into my mouth,
    a hymn to our God. 

Sacrifice or offering you wished not,
    but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Holocausts or sin-offerings you sought not;
    then said I, “Behold I come.”

“In the written scroll it is prescribed for me,
to do your will, O my God, is my delight,
    and your law is within my heart!”

I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
    I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.

 

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

1 Samuel: God calls Samuel as a youngster
Psalm 40: Doing your will, Lord, is my whole life
1 Corinthians: Living body and soul the resurrection of Christ makes our bodies holy
John: The new disciples want to spend time with the newly discovered Messiah

 

Mission of Jesus Revealed at His Baptism

Here is the Mass schedule for this week– January 10 to January 17


Sunday (today) Vigil Mass 5pm (Sat., 10am (Sunday)
Monday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Tuesday Mass at 8:00am
Wednesday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Thursday Mass at 8:00am
Friday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Saturday Mass at 8:00am


Next Sunday, Ordinary Time – Sat. Vigil at 5pm, Sunday morning at 10am

 

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The Spirit at the Baptism of the Lord

Gathering Prayer

Lord, you are both eternal and all-powerful, and as such you in solemn fashion declared at the Jordan River at the baptism of Christ that he was your was your Son and indicated it by sending the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove upon him. Through your Son you have made us your sons and daughters by being born from above of water and the Holy Spirit. Graciously grant that your children will constantly persevere in your good favor.

 

Our response today to the word of God — You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.



Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6


God indeed is my savior;
    I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
    and he has been my savior.
With joy you will draw water
    at the fountain of salvation.

Give thanks to the LORD, acclaim his name;
    among the nations make known his deeds,
      proclaim how exalted is his name.

Sing praise to the LORD for his glorious achievement;
    let this be known throughout all the earth.
Shout with exultation, O city of Zion,
    for great in your midst
    is the Holy One of Israel!

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

 

[Several choices]

Isaiah 55: Come, here is the water; Listen and you will live
Isaiah 12: Draw water from the springs of salvation; it will be your joy
Acts: God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power
Mark: You are my Son; I find joy in everything about you.

 

Manifestion of the Lord to Whole World – EPIPHANY

Here is the Mass schedule for this week– January 3 to January 10


Sunday (today) Vigil Mass 5pm (Sat., 10am (Sunday)
Monday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Tuesday Mass at 8:00am
Wednesday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Thursday Mass at 8:00am
Friday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Saturday Mass at 8:00am
Next Sunday Baptism of the Lord – Sat. Vigil at 5pm, Sunday morning at 10am

 

Next Sunday concludes the Christmas Season

 

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The Magi first bow down in adoratin, then presnet gifts

Gathering Prayer

This is the day, Lord, on which you reveal your only begotten Son to the whole world, thanks to the heavenly guidance that comes from above as a light of a star. May you find it in your loving care that just as you have already given us the faith to know you and your plan for mankind you shall now lead us to the clear vision of your light and splendor on high.

Our response today to the word of God — Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.


Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13

 

O God, with your judgment endow the king,
and with your justice, the king’s son;
He shall govern your people with justice
and your afflicted ones with judgment.

Justice shall flower in his days,
and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.

The kings of Tarshish and the Isles shall offer gifts;
the kings of Arabia and Seba shall bring tribute.
All kings shall pay him homage,

 

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

 

Isaiah: God will be with his people and reveal his glory
Psalm 72: All the earth will adore the God whose glory they see
Ephesians: Even the pagans will have a share in the heavenly glory
Matthew: The magi bow down in worship and adoration

 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph — Holy Family

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE CONTINUED

 

These Masses as for those of the past week are Christmas Masses and opportunities to fulfill your Christmas worship responsibilities (at church and at home). Our large Nativity Scene shall remain in church and hopefully in your home as well. Our Masses will enable us to remain connected with the Christmas Mystery which reaches fulfillment in next Sunday’s Feast of the Epiphany and the adoration of the Magi. Christmas music will be offered, appropriate scripture readings will bring us the word of God for the Feast and homilies to match. The Church family traditions have never limited Christmas to just one day.

 

 

Here is the Mass schedule for this week December 27 to January 3

Sunday (today) Vigil Mass 5pm (Sat., 10am (Sunday)
Monday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Tuesday Mass at 8:00am
Wednesday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Thursday Mass at 8:00am
New Year’s Eve Vigil Mass 5:00 pm
Friday New Year’s Day at 8:00am
Saturday Mass at 8:00am
Next Sunday Feast of Epiphany Sat. Vigil at 5pm, Sunday morning at 10am


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Now I can see the Messiah, revelation to the world, glory for God’speople

Gathering Prayer

Gracious Lord, in the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph you have given us a model of family life as you have created it. Grant that the families in which we live follow the same virtuous way of life and be united in the same bonds of love so that someday reunited in your heavenly home and family we shall share the eternal joy of your presence.

 

Our response today to the word of God — The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.


Psalm 105:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (7a , 8a)

Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;
make known among the nations his deeds.
Sing to him, sing his praise,
proclaim all his wondrous deeds.

Glory in his holy name;
rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
Look to the LORD in his strength;
constantly seek his face.

You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He, the LORD, is our God;
throughout the earth his judgments prevail.

He remembers forever his covenant
which he made binding for a thousand generations
which he entered into with Abraham
and by his oath to Isaac.

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

 

Genesis: God promises his Covenant to the sons of Abraham
Psalm 105: God remembers his Covenant through all the generations of the earth
Hebrews: Abraham trusted God to fulfill his promise to bless all generations of mankind
Luke: Now I can see God’s promise is to be trusted

Advent IV — Glad Tidings to Mary

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

All the Masses this week will be Christmas Masses so that, if you consider it safe and possible for you, you can fulfill your duty to worship God with the Church community for Christmas at any one of them. Each will include the Blessing of the Crib, Christmas scriptures, Christmas homilies, Christmas Carols, Christmas prayers. This will make it possible to accommodate everyone during this time of restricted seating capacity and Covid-19 regulations. The Christmas Mystery is not limited to any one particular day of the week. Everyone in some way, whether at church or at home, can give praise and thanksgiving to God for sending us his Son as our Savior.

Here is the Mass schedule for this week December 20 to December 28

Sunday (today) Vigil Mass 5pm (Sat., 10am (Sunday)
Monday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Tuesday Mass at 8:00am
Wednesday Mass at 12:00 Noon
Thursday Mass at 8:00am
Christmas Eve Vigil Mass is already filled
Friday Christmas Day Mass is already filled
Saturday Mass at 8:00am
Next Sunday Feast of Holy Family Sat. Vigil at 5pm, Sunday morning at 10am

All these Masses are Christmas Masses with all the trimmings


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Let it be according to your word

Gathering Prayer

During these holy days increase your favor and grace within our hearts, Lord our God, as you speak to us through your angel telling the good news that your Son whom you love will be made flesh and live in our midst bringing us your covenant love. That same covenant love impelled him to undergo his passion and the cross on his way to risen glory which you gave him and promised in your covenant to us.

Our response today to the word of God — God’s Covenant Promise

 

PS 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29

 

  1. (2a) For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

     

The promises of the LORD I will sing forever;
through all generations my mouth shall proclaim your faithfulness.
For you have said, “My kindness is established forever”;
in heaven you have confirmed your faithfulness.

 

“I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant:
Forever will I confirm your posterity
and establish your throne for all generations.”

 

“He shall say of me, ‘You are my father,
my God, the Rock, my savior.’
Forever I will maintain my kindness toward him,
and my covenant with him stands firm.”

For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

 

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

 

Isaiah: Christ’s coming is a light to the world
Psalm 89: Christ and his kingdom are forever
Titus: With Christ we walk eager to do good
Luke: Christ’s being here is evidence that God loves us

 

Third Sunday of Advent

Isaiah: I rejoice heartily in the LORD, in my God is the joy of my soul
Canticle of Mary: My spirit rejoices in God my Savior
1 Thessalonians Rejoice always, give thanks
John: The Spirit is upon me, to bring good news of great joy to those who love God


Temporary Mass Schedule this Week       December 13 – December 20

 

[Note: Thursday, December 17th marks the final days of Advent and specific Christmas readings at Mass. So from December 17th to January 3rd (Epiphany)we will be celebrating Christmas. Your Christmas worship obligation can take place any day during the Christmas Season this year.]

 

Today -Lord’s Day       5:00 pm Vigil (Saturday)
                                    10:00 am EST (Sunday)

Monday 12 Noon
Tuesday — 8:00 am
Wednesday —12 Noon
Thursday — 8:00 am
Friday — 12 Noon
Saturday — 8:00 am

Lord’s Day  FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

                          5:00 pm Vigil (Saturday – 12/19)
                        10:00 am (Sunday- 12/20)


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I announce to you good news of great joy!

Our response today to the word of God — Mary’s Canticle

 

Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.


  1. R. (Is 61:10b) My soul rejoices in my God.

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked upon his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:


the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.


He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,


 

[The Lord’s  promise of mercy is expressed in the Bible, see Genesis 3:15]

Brief summary of the readings [find links below on homepage]

Isaiah: I rejoice heartily in the LORD, in my God is the joy of my soul
Canticle of Mary: My spirit rejoices in God my Savior
1 Thessalonians Rejoice always, give thanks
John: The Spirit is upon me, to bring good news of great joy to those who love God