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The Liturgy Council oversees the liturgy and makes recommendations to the pastor concerning the interior and exterior of the church building.

Chairman: Bob St. Angelo

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Liturgy Council News

Parish Retreat 30 June 2018

We will have a retreat at in the Eagle’s Wings room in the Tahoe Center at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center on June 30th, 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM. Three simple meals will be provided. Confession will be available, and Mass will be celebrated. Fr. Matt Pennington, who is the pastor of Nativity of…

Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles 29 June 2018

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honor of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on 29 June. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary either of their death…

Nativity of John the Baptist 24 June 2018

Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (Luke 7:28). John spent his time in…

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 8 June 2018

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus falls 19 days after Pentecost, on a Friday. The devotion to the Sacred Heart is one of the most widely practiced and well-known Roman Catholic devotions, taking Jesus Christ’s physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity. According to the Gospel of John…

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 31 May 2018

The feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the visit of Mary, the Mother of God, with the child Jesus in her womb, to her cousin Elizabeth. The visit took place when Elizabeth was herself six months’ pregnant with the forerunner of Christ, Saint John the Baptist. At the Annunciation of the…

Trinity Sunday 27 May 2018

The fundamental dogma, on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptized. The feast of the Blessed Trinity needs to be understood and celebrated as a prolongation of the mysteries of Christ, and as the solemn expression of our faith in this triune life…

No Daily Mass 23-25 May 2018

Father Oliver is at a priest retreat, so there will be no daily Mass on May 23rd through 25th.

Pentecost Sunday 20 May 2018

Coming 50 days after Easter and ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord, Pentecost marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. For that reason, it is often called the “the birthday of the Church.” Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be…

St. Matthias, Apostle 14 May 2018

The first act of the apostles after the Ascension of Jesus was to find a replacement for Judas. With all the questions, doubts, and dangers facing them, they chose to focus their attention on finding a twelfth apostle. Why was this important? Twelve was a very important number to the Chosen People: twelve was the…

Ascension of the Lord 10 May 2018

The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday. On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven (Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11). Like the…

Christmas Mass Schedule

By Anna Strabala | December 4, 2018

We hope you all join us in celebrating the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, this Christmas season.  Masses will be held as follows: Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24th Children’s Mass of Christmas Vigil –   4:30pm Vigil Mass of Christmas Late Night –  9:00pm Christmas Morning – Tuesday, December 25th Mass of Christmas at…

Feast of the Immaculate Conception 8 December 2018

By Anna Strabala | November 30, 2018

On Friday, December 7th, Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 PM. On Saturday, December 8th, Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM.   The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is universally celebrated on December 8, nine months before the feast of…

Thanksgiving Day Mass

By Anna Strabala | November 19, 2018

Mass on Thanksgiving Day will be held at 10am.  Please come join us in celebrating the gifts that God has given us.

Winter 2018 Schedule Change

By Lisa Borzage | October 24, 2018

Due to the drop off in attendance during the winter months, there is no need for three Sunday Masses. In order to make the celebration more worthy and fuller, we will combine the 10am Mass and the 12:15pm Mass into one Mass at 11:30am. This will also make it easier to schedule Lectors, EM’s and…

St. Augustine of Hippo 28 August 2018

By Paul Munsey | August 21, 2018

St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in north Africa (354-430 A.D.), was one of the great minds of the early Christian church, a theologian whose ideas forever influenced both Roman Catholics and Protestants. But Augustine did not come to Christianity by a straightforward path. At an early age he began searching for the truth in the…

Assumption of Mary 15 August 2018

By Paul Munsey | August 8, 2018

We will celebrate Mass at 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM in the church. Celebrated every year on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay — a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection…

Transfiguration of the Lord 6 August 2018

By Paul Munsey | July 30, 2018

The transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported in the New Testament when Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36) describe it, and the Second Epistle of Peter also refers to it (2 Peter 1:16–18). It has also been hypothesized that the…

St. James, Apostle 25 July 2018

By Paul Munsey | July 18, 2018

James, son of Zebedee (Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב‬, Yaʿqob; Greek: Ἰάκωβος; Coptic: ⲓⲁⲕⲱⲃⲟⲥ; died 44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, and traditionally considered the first apostle to be martyred. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James the Greater or James the…

St. Benedict 11 July 2018

By Paul Munsey | July 4, 2018

Benedict of Nursia (Latin: Benedictus Nursiae; Italian: Benedetto da Norcia; Vulgar Latin: *Benedecto; Gothic: Benedikt; c. 2 March 480 – 543 or 547 AD) is a Christian saint, who is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Catholic Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Anglican Communion and Old Catholic Churches. He is a patron saint…

St. Thomas, Apostle 3 July 2018

By Paul Munsey | June 26, 2018

Thomas the Apostle (Biblical Hebrew: תומאס הקדוש‎; Coptic: ⲑⲱⲙⲁⲥ; Classical Syriac: ܬܐܘܡܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ‎ Thoma Shliha; also called Didymus which means “the twin”) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, according to the New Testament. He is informally referred to as “Doubting Thomas” because he doubted Jesus’ resurrection when first told (in the Gospel of…