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Celebrations of Eucharist

(Sunday and weekday as applicable)Beginning on June 5/6 we will resume the following practices:Limited Use of Ushers:Before Mass, Ushers should seek volunteers (two individuals or a household) to present the gifts. When we begin scheduling gift bearers, if those scheduled are not present, ask someone. Only as a last resort should the ushers themselves bring…

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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

How wonderful we were able to celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday in person this year! That in itself is a beautiful Resurrection story! Because we know we are sinners and asked the Lord to take our sins to the cross, we are now able to celebrate the Easter Resurrection Story!…

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Mass Intentions

Many months ago the Worship and Spiritual Life Commission began a study/review of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM: the document that guides how Mass is celebrated). Let’s look for a moment at what the church asks for at the Prayers of the Faithful.  The full text can be found online: (http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/general-instruction-of-the-roman-missal/girm-chapter-2.cfm), #69-71…

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The Baptism of the Lord

By Fr. David Veit Years ago arriving at a new parish with a school, the principal informed me that they had a practice of celebrating baptismal anniversaries (as well as birthdays), and that I should find out when mine was.  She was pleasantly surprised that I could tell her on the spot!  By God’s grace…

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Epiphany!

The Greek word Epiphany (επιφάνεια), means appearance or manifestation.  In considering Epiphany we often focus on the symbolism of the gifts the Magi bore — gifts which said more about who they believed Christ to be than our more popularized notion of the gift being something we might “need or want.” The early church recognized…

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Merry Christmas

As your “pastors in solidum” we take this opportunity to rejoice with you as we continue to celebrate this beautiful season.  We recently realized that (counting it from the first date of “stay-at-home” orders and no public Mass) as of December 17, 2020, we have been with you during the pandemic longer than we were…

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Three Comings of Christ – Part 3

As we begin this 4th Week of Advent let us finally reflect on the “First” coming of Christ.   This is the one with which we are most familiar – or are we?  I have come to use the phrase for home and outside Christmas decorations: “put them up whenever you wish, so long as you…

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Three Comings of Christ – Part 3

As we begin this 4th Week of Advent let us finally reflect on the “First” coming of Christ.   This is the one with which we are most familiar – or are we?  I have come to use the phrase for home and outside Christmas decorations: “put them up whenever you wish, so long as you…

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Three Comings of Christ Part 2

Fr. Dave

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Three Comings of Christ, part 1

We are already a full week into the Season of Advent – in which we both look for and celebrate the “Coming” of Christ! As a refresher, we get the word Advent from the Latin “Adventus” meaning “coming” or “arrival.”  But what or who exactly is Coming!?  The King – Christ the King!  You will…

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