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Teaching and Implementing a Devotional Prayer Life

December 1, 2021

During the 2020-2021 academic year at Sacred Heart School, the campus minister and pastors implemented the Armor of God prayer series. The series was expanded to the PSR children for the 2021-2022 year.  Many of the prayers within the series also are included in the Confirmation Sunday sessions at Sacred Heart Chapel.  So, what is…

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Celebrations of Eucharist

May 27, 2021

(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

March 31, 2021

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

March 5, 2021

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

January 6, 2021

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!

December 28, 2020

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

December 22, 2020

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

December 18, 2020

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

December 10, 2020

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

December 8, 2020

Fr. Dave

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