Monday through Friday
8:00 AM and 5:30 PM
4:00 PM Saturday-Vigil Mass
6:00 PM Saturday-Spanish Mass
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM
5:00 PM Sunday-Youth Mass
Holy Day of Obligation
5:30 PM Vigil Mass
8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon; 7:00 PM
Rev. Eduardo M. Medina
Rev. Jose Pelagio Padit
Deacon Gregory Osgood
Our Current Adult Education Bible Series is:
There are eleven, 50 minute DVD sessions with Deacon Greg Osgood.
Join us on Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in O'Shea Hall.
Started: Thursday, Nov 2nd, 2017 - Ends: Thursday, Feb 8th, 2018
Study Book cost - $15.00
The opening line from the Book of Saint James can stop some people cold: “Count it all joy when you meet various trials....”
And yet this Book has been called the most Catholic of all the books of the Bible.
Come find out why. You can still register. Click HERE
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program designed for adults who have not been able to complete their sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Holy Communion & Confirmation), and for those who would like to become Roman Catholics. The program, like all of our Roman Catholic teaching, is based on Sacred Scripture and the Traditions handed down to us by the early Church Fathers. It is divided into four segments to permit the inquirer to ask questions, listen to the teachings of the Church, reflect on their decision to join the Church, and have time to familiarize themselves with the parish.
The 2017-2018 RCIA program began on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in the Christian Formation Center, Room 212, and will continue until Easter 2018. The weekly sessions start promptly at 6:30PM and end at 8:30PM. Click HERE for more information on our current RCIA program.
For information about the RCIA process click HERE.
Candles - Votive
The practice of lighting candles before the Lord goes back to the Old Testament. God required the Israelites to maintain lamps burning before the Holy of Holies (Ex 40).
Light stands for Christ, so the burning of candles or lamps, has naturally come to symbolize Christ in a special way (Jn 8:12). A candle must burn perpetually before the Real Presence in the Eucharist, therefore, as it did before the Presence in the Temple. It can also stand for the people, present before the Lord, even if physically absent. In the same sense burning incense rising to God can symbolize the prayers of the faithful (Rev 5:8, 8:3).
Something that is "votive" has to do with a vow. God is pleased with our vows, provided we keep them (Mt 5:33, Acts 18:18). A Catholic who lights a votive candle, makes an offering and places an intention before the Lord. The candle symbolizes their intention, it can also stand for their presence in prayer before God, and their union, as a Christian, with Christ the light of the world. The votive element is the exchange of the offering for God's answer to their prayer.
So the practice of votive candles has very biblical roots and is very symbolic of who were are as Christians united to Christ, and of our complete dependence upon God in our need.
Answered by Colin B. Donovan, STL
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Enriching Our Faith
Fr. Joe Pel's Videos
Our faith is expected by the Lord to bloom and bear fruits of righteousness and holiness of life. We, thus, need ways to continually nurture it. Fr. Joe Pel has created a series of faith-formative videos under the heading "Faith Expressions" that can be accessed by clicking on the links below. Be blessed by them and share them.
Outside The Church There Is No Salvation - Click Here
Eucharist - On One's Person - Click Here
Traditionalism: True and False - Click Here