Coronavirus Chronicles: April 14, 2021 — Holiness

A student of the Torah came to his teacher and announced that, in his opinion, he was qualified for ordination as a rabbi. “What are your qualifications?” asked the sage. The student replied, “I have disciplined my body so that I can sleep on the ground, eat the grass of the field, and allow myself [...]


Coronavirus Chronicles — April 11, 2021

Saint Gemma Galgani was an Italian mystic who was born on March 12, 1878, in a small Italian town near Lucca.  When she made her First Communion on June 17, 1887, she asked a classmate if he or she felt the same burning in her heart as she did. She was unable to enter the [...]


Coronavirus Chronicles: April 4, 2021 — Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is especially joyful with the Gloria and the use of Alleluias.  People renew their baptismal promises and are sprinkled with holy water.  Masses begin at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 pm.   All are welcome.  The Services are OPEN with Protocols.   MASS SCHEDULE and INTENTIONS: PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT TIMES for EASTER SUNDAY [...]


Coronavirus Chronicles: April 3, 2021 — Holy Saturday

The Easter Vigil is the Church’s most solemn, beautiful, and grace-filled liturgy.  It is a celebration of the presence of God in the people gathered, the symbols used, the Word proclaimed, the story of salvation told, faith professed, promises renewed, and the Eucharist celebrated and shared.  Anyone initiated at the Easter Vigil should come and [...]


Coronavirus Chronicles: April 1, 2021 — Holy Thursday

Today the Church throughout the world celebrations the Commemoration of the Lord’s Supper.  We rejoice in and receive the gift of the Eucharist.  We remember Jesus’ command, “Love one another as I have loved you.”  We are invited afterwards to spend time with our Eucharistic Lord downstairs in De Sales Hall any time before midnight. [...]


Coronavirus Chronicles: March 28 — Palm Sunday

INTRODUCTION to HOLY WEEK: Holy Week is the most important time of the year for the Catholic Church.  The entire reason for Lent is to prepare us to celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil as a community of faith.  We celebrate the Paschal Mystery – the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our [...]


Coronavirus Chronicles: March 21, 2021 — Mary our Mother

Many of the best-known pieces of classical music are overtures to operas.  The musical themes of the work are briefly introduced. Later on, listening to the Overture help listeners remember and relive the experience.  The Preface follows the dialogue between the priest and the people at the beginning of the Eucharistic Prayer.  It tells us [...]

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