September 14, 2014, The Exultation of the Holy Cross
September 7, 2014, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 31, 2014, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 24, 2014, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 17, 2014, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday 4:30 ✝ Robert Schruben, Daniel Henke
Sunday 9:00 am ✝ Elizabeth Meyer Groves
Sunday 11:15 am ✝ Scott McKay
Wednesday 7:00 am ✝ Dr. Timothy Heaston
Thursday 7:00 am ✝ James McPharlin
Friday 7:00 am ✝ Daniel Callinan
Special thanks to Fr. Tony Ilies who substituted as Pastor for us this summer. I assure you that Fr. Tony is very grateful for your love and support. He said that he had one of the most beautiful pastoral experiences here in our parish! This Sunday, after the 11:15am Mass, there will be a potluck farewell party. Make sure to thank Fr. Tony personally!!!
I came into the States for the first time and I was afraid that my English was not good enough. However, your welcome and acceptance gave me much courage. Your open hearts made me feel home from the very first day! To pray and to celebrate the Eucharist together with you has been to me a blessing and God’s gift! Seeing you so active and participating during liturgies (and even during my homilies) encouraged me to feel not only the spirit of this lovely community but feel closer to your hearts. I take this opportunity to thank each one of you for supporting me while I ministered in your parish during this summer. You have been my spiritual family. You have been fantastic in showing me much love, hospitality and support. I am so proud to have been your priest for this time. Thank you and, hopefully, see you soon.
God’s blessings, Fr. Tony Ilies
The First Communion and Confirmation programs will start on the weekend of September 27/28, 2014. Registration for these ministries will occur on the weekends of September 14 and 21 after each Mass. Beginning this year, our First Communion program will be two years, in line with the new diocesan guidelines and other parishes. Thus, there will be no First Communions in 2015. Parents must be registered and active in the parish BEFORE enrolling their children in these programs. An active parishioner is someone who comes to the church on a regular basis, is recognized by the pastor, and financially supports the parish. Confirmation students together with their parents must attend an orientation meeting on Saturday, September 27 after 4:30 pm Mass.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process of formation through which adults become Catholic and enter into the Catholic faith. It is also meant for those who were baptized but did not receive Confirmation or Eucharist. There are several rites and stages culminating with receiving the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion on Easter Vigil. We will start this ministry on Sunday, September 21, at 11:15am Mass. Let us know if you are interested in becoming a Catholic. If your spouse or an adult child is not Catholic, maybe you can invite him/her to join you.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:00 am
Saturday (Vigil): 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am, 11:15 am
First Sunday of month, Spanish Mass: 6:00 pm
Holy Days: as announced
Reconciliation: Saturday at 3:30 pm,
and by appointment.
Office hours: Wed. - Fri., 9:00 am - 1:00 pm,
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hope's Pantry: Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ministry Rosters and Schedules
Hope’s Pantry & Boutique need:
- Canned food, canned fruit, boxed cereal
- Pasta, pasta sauce, rice, beans
- Clean and usable clothing, shoes, especially jeans and work clothes
- Blankets, sleeping bags
Your OLMC Donation Number
Scholarships and Awards
Several academic awards are available to students from active parish families. For more information, read here.