Men of St. Monica: Exodus 90 begins January 21

Men of St. Monica: Exodus 90 begins January 21

Prayer. Asceticism. Brotherhood. Exodus 90 is a 90-day spiritual exercise for Catholic men, for the renewal of the Church. 

In a life that is chock-full of distractions and temptations, Exodus 90 is a means of growing in the holiness and freedom offered to us in Christ. It employs the time-tested Catholic disciplines of asceticism and prayer in the context of fraternity.

Runs from Jan. 21, 2019 to Easter Sunday.

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From the Pastor

From the Pastor

I want to make you aware of two opportunities for the grant of an indulgence. These grants come with two traditional practices of our Catholic culture. I try to give attention to many such practices that have been lost over the last decades and to make us aware of them. I do this because our faith and its practice is not a sterile laboratory within the church walls. It impacts the whole of our lives and touches upon many aspects of life, extending itself well beyond the ritual of the Holy Mass. The Marian antiphon we chant seasonally is one such example of instructing us in Catholic culture. The recent Rorate Mass of Advent is another example. The blessing of the bambinelli, Epiphany chalk, etc…

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Mensaje De Nuestro Párroco

Mensaje De Nuestro Párroco

Quiero darles a conocer dos oportunidades para obtener una indulgencia. Éstas oportunidades se dan con dos prácticas tradicionales de nuestra cultura Católica. Yo intento dar atención a muchas prácticas que se han perdido a lo largo de las últimas décadas y hacérlas de su conocimiento. Hágo esto porque nuestra fé y su práctica no es un laboratorio estéril dentro de las paredes de la iglesia. Éstas impactan nuestra vida entera y tocan muchos aspectos de la vida, extendiéndose mucho más allá del ritual de la Santa Misa. La antífona Mariana que cantamos cada temporada es un ejémplo de ésta instrucción para nosotros en está cultura Católica. La reciente Misa de Rorate de Adviento es otro ejémplo. La bendición de los Niños Dios, el gis de la Epifanía, etc…

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You Can Understand the Bible! Bible Timeline Study begins Jan. 6th

You Can Understand the Bible! Bible Timeline Study begins Jan. 6th

If you want a better understanding of our faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join us for The Bible Timeline Study, beginning Sunday, Jan. 6. By being a part of this study, you will not only benefit personally, but you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we all grow closer to Christ…

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Bendición de los Bambinelli, 15 y 16 de diciembre después de todas las misas del fin de semana.

Bendición de los Bambinelli, 15 y 16 de diciembre después de todas las misas del fin de semana.

Una costumbre del Tercer Domingo de Adviento (Domingo Gaudete) es la bendición de los bambinelli. "Bambinelli" es una palabra italiana que se refiere a la figura del Niño Jesús en los juegos de natividad de tu casa. Se alienta a los feligreses a traer la figurita del Niño Jesús desde sus escenas de natividad a cualquier Misa en el Tercer Domingo de Adviento. Una vez que concluya cada Misa, permanezca en la iglesia y el sacerdote volverá para conducir la bendición de los bambinelli.

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Blessing of the Bambinelli December 15/16 after all weekend Masses

Blessing of the Bambinelli December 15/16 after all weekend Masses

A custom of the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) is the blessing of the bambinelli. “Bambinelli” is an Italian word that refers to the figurine of the Baby Jesus in your home nativity sets. Parishioners are encouraged to bring the figurine of the Baby Jesus from your nativity scenes to any Mass on the Third Sunday of Advent. Once each Mass concludes, remain in church and the priest will return to conduct the blessing of the bambinelli.

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