Weekly Reflections, Announcements, News & Thoughts
Solemnity of All Saints: Friday November 1st
Mary? Joseph? Francis? Therese? Patrick? Most of us have a patron or favorite saint. Please join us for this important holy day as we gather to celebrate the Communion of Saints. Come and celebrate your patron saint and all the saints and ask for their prayers and intercession to lead us to Jesus, our Lord and Messiah. Please join us…
Mass Schedule for Holy Day…
Thursday October 31: Bilingual Vigil Mass at 6:00 pm
Friday Nov 1: Mass at 8:00am, 11:15am (school mass but all are welcome)
Remembering Our Beloved Dead : Special Mass: Saturday November 2nd 9:00am
Please join us for a special mass to honor and pray for those who have died in the past year and for all our beloved dead. This mass will especially remember parishioners who have died recently and military personnel who have given their lives in service to our country. Please plan to join us. May they, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.
All Souls Day Novena Begins Saturday Nov 2nd
Remember Your Deceased Loved Ones During Nine Days of Special Masses
In just a few weeks, we will begin a special period of nine days when we will pray for our beloved dead. You are invited to enroll your loved ones in these masses by using the envelopes located in the vestibule of the church and returning them as soon as possible to be included in the novena. The names of our beloved dead will be placed upon the altar for these special nine days. May all our beloved dead rest in peace.
OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH
The month of October has been designated Respect Life Month as we reaffirm our commitment to live and proclaim the Gospel of Life. Let us pray that our world will transform our culture of death into a culture of life where every human life is sacred and deserving of protection. Please make this effort a daily commitment in prayer and deed.
Womb to Tomb, the unborn and the elderly, the poor and the outcast, the innocent and the guilty, the productive and the unproductive, the man and the woman, the believer and non-believer, the saint and the sinner
World Mission Sunday 2019
PLEASE RETURN YOUR WORLD MISSION SUNDAY OFFERING IN THE ENVELOPE PROVIDED…in the regular collection or to the parish office as is convenient to you. THANK YOU AND MAY GOD ABUNDANTLY BLESS YOUR SACRIFICES…
The Eucharist in Scripture: A Six Week Bible Study by Scott Hahn, led by Fr. Pat
Monday Evenings 6:30-8:00pm: October 28 Nov 4,11,18 in Star Center on Herschel Avenue
The Eucharist in Scripture is part of Promise & Fulfillment, a series of dynamic video presentations by Dr. Scott Hahn, founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
Promise & Fulfillment is designed to help ordinary Catholics grow in their knowledge of the riches of the Catholic faith. With his hearers, Dr. Hahn reads the Bible from the heart of the Church, considering the providential relationship of the Old and the New Testaments.
In The Eucharist in Scripture, discover God’s plan as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass. This six-lesson study, presented by Dr. Scott Hahn, will unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice, and sacrament as understood in the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.
Built around three of Dr. Hahn’s foundational talks: “The Lamb’s Supper,” “The Fourth Cup,” and “Consuming the Word,” The Eucharist in Scripture examines the biblical foundations of the Eucharist and explores the Church’s liturgy as the original context for the books of the Bible.
There is no fee for attending. Please contact the parish office if you would like to attend so we can be prepared. Also, if you would like to purchase the accompanying workbook ($25), please notify the parish office so we can order an advanced copy for you.
SAVE THE DATE…SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY JANUARY 5, 2020
I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Walker Hahn will be doing a presentation at our parish, Mary, Star of the Sea Church, on Sunday January 5th in the evening (Epiphany Weekend). It will be a ticketed event and more information will be forthcoming soon. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE and plan to join us.
Have a blessed and holy week! In Christ’s love, Fr. Pat