Aug 10:00 am ONLY)
Our office will be on reduced hours from now on. Please call ahead before coming in. If you need a priest in an emergency (someone dying) call this number: (239) 338-7679
You can also contact Fr. Murchadh any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for mass live-streamed via our Facebook page at 6pm Mon-Sat and 10am Sun. You don’t need a Facebook account. Click on the link below. On the Facebook page, click on the left side where it says ‘Posts’. Mon-Fri mass is followed by a holy hour, with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and rosary.
If you want to go to confession, Fr. Murchadh is available Wed-Fri at the office. Please call ahead first and he will come out to you in the parking lot.
You can also find mass on any of the following places:
Mass intentions Mon 30th – Sun 5th
Mon 30th: Paul Jacobson RIP
Tue 31st: People of the parish
Wed 1st: Paul Jacobson RIP
Thur 2nd: Sr. Clara Elisa Cabrera RIP
Fri 3rd: Rick Stotz RIP
Sat 4th: People of the parish
Sun 5th: Bob Slifka and Kathleen V. Fontaine RIP
We greatly regret that the church remains closed to the public until further notice
‘Where the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible to sacramental confession, obtain forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1452)’
The Apostolic Penitentiary has announced a plenary indulgence for those in danger of death who cannot receive the Anointing of the sick.
‘The Church prays for those who find themselves unable to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and of Viaticum, entrusting each and every one to divine Mercy by virtue of the communion of saints and granting the faithful a Plenary Indulgence on the point of death, provided that they are duly disposed and have recited a few prayers during their lifetime (in this case the Church makes up for the three usual conditions required). For the attainment of this indulgence the use of the crucifix or the cross is recommended (cf. Enchiridioin of Indulgences, no. 12).’
What is an Indulgence?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes an indulgence as “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and all of the saints”.
In regard to the Corona Virus, the Bishop has made the following decision:
(Follow the link below for the full letter)
Dear Faithful, out of pastoral concern for all, and after prayer and discernment,
as well as hearing from the priests and the Faithful, I announce that the regularly
scheduled Masses and other Liturgical events in Parish Churches in the Diocese
of Venice will be suspended from March 20, 2020 until after Easter, when the
situation can be re-evaluated. Visitation to Churches to pray is also suspended.
Therefore, the Faithful and visitors to the Diocese are dispensed from any
obligation to attend Mass during this period.
Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice
“Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. Trust in God and trust in me” – John 14:1
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Reading 1Mt 21:1-11 At the procession with palms – Gospel 35 Year A When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them here to me. And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, ‘The master has need of them.’ Then he will send them at once.” This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled: Say to daughter Zion, “Behold, your king comes to you, meek and riding on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.” The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them. They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them. The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is the he…