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Youth Group Change of Day

YOUTH GROUP (change of day.. no longer on Thursday) (Every Friday @ 5 pm) Youth group ages 13-17 YOUNG ADULTS GROUP (Every Friday @ 7 pm @ Hall) young adults ages 18-30 Come meet other youth, share your faith and have fun.

Our Traditions / Tradiciones – English/Español

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION It’s Independence Day week, and there is a link worth tracing between the Declaration of Inde-pendence and the language of liturgy. One of the signers of the Declaration on that July 4 long ago was Charles Carroll, probably the wealthiest man in the colonies and one of the few Catholics on […]

Our Traditions / Tradiciones – English/Español

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION If you could somehow transport a third-century Christian into your twenty-first-century Sunday Mass, once the initial shock wore off he or she would be more or less at home with the structure of the first part of the liturgy, the Word. The second part might be more difficult to comprehend. The stumbling block would be the book. […]

Our Traditions / Tradiciones – English/Español

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION The custom of genuflection is not found everywhere in the Catholic Church. In fact, it is a bit of breach of etiquette to genuflect in most Eastern Catholic Churches. If you’re visiting an Eastern Catholic or an Orthodox church, the “when in Rome” rule should be adopted. Watch what the home team is doing! Usually, Eastern Catholics […]

Our Traditions / Tradiciones – English/Español

The origins of the custom of burning a lamp before the tabernacle are in Jewish worship, where a lamp called ner tamid or “eternal flame” burns before the ark in every synagogue. The ark contains the sacred scrolls of the Torah. The flame represents the menorah in the Temple, and therefore is never extinguished. In fact, the word “tabernacle” itself is […]

Knights of Columbus Special Mass Celebration

The St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus will be offering a Mass on January 8th for its’s members and family. Please join us in this special Mass to celebrate the start of the New Year. Following Mass, there will be coffee and doughnuts in the Parish Hall to meet members of the Council. The Mission of […]

Our Traditions / Tradiciones – English/Español

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION Customs surrounding the naming of babies are interesting, and over time the Church has tried to offer some motherly advice to direct parents in this necessary chore. The ritual book used for baptism from the sixteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries advised priests to guard against giving ridiculous or pagan names to babies consigned to their ministry. In […]