From the Pastor / MENSAJE DE NUESTRO PÁRROCO

From the Pastor / MENSAJE DE NUESTRO PÁRROCO

We have begun learning a new setting of the ordinaryparts of the Holy Mass. The “ordinary parts” are thoseparts commonly used and that do not change from one Mass to another. For example, the prayers the priest prays on behalf of the congregation change from Mass to Mass. However, things like the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Creed (which can also be chanted instead of recited), the Sanctus (Holy, holy), and the Agnus Dei are consistent. These are examples of the ordinary parts. Our parishioner and seminarian, Deacon Jerome Krug, anticipates ordination to the priesthood this summer. His First Solemn Mass will be here on Sunday, June 30, at the 10:30 am Mass. As part of his planning for that Mass he has asked us to use the new setting we are now learning. This setting is…

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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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