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HOLY ROSARY CHURCH

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ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL BASILICA

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MASS SCHEDULE

MARY, STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH

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SACRED HEART CHURCH

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OUR LADY BY THE SEA CHURCH

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SAINT PATRICK CHURCH

Important Information From Cardinal DiNardo Below


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Message from the Pastor

Dearly Beloved in Christ:

This weekend the universal church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, commonly known as the feast of Corpus Christi. We reaffirm our firm belief in the Real Presence namely, that the Holy Eucharist is the true body and blood, soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, under the appearances of bread and wine. We use the term, Transubstantiation, to express this wonderful mystery. By this is meant that though they retain their natural properties (i.e. they still taste, feel, smell and look like bread and wine), “by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood” (Catechism, 1376).

Let us always strive to receive Christ reverently and worthily in the Most Holy Eucharist. Christ, present in the Blessed Sacrament waits for us, inviting us to come and spend some time in His presence and receive His blessings. We have Eucharistic Adoration in our parish every week, starting on Tuesdays immediately after the 7 AM Mass and concluding with Benediction the following day at 5:30 PM. I would like to invite you to consider signing up as an adorer. We are in desperate need of adorers especially during the hours of noon to 3PM (on Tuesdays) and midnight to 3 AM (on Wednesdays). Please call the parish office to sign up.

It has been the custom in our archdiocese for parishes to donate all the monies collected on the weekend of Corpus Christi to St. Mary’s Seminary to help support the ongoing formation program of our future priests. In order to help offset the loss of this weekend’s collection and to continue providing for the general upkeep of the parish, we will be taking up a second collection today. Thank you for your generous and kind support of our parish and our seminarians as well.

Speaking of seminarians, six of them, together with Fr. Richard McNeillie, the Director of Vocations of the archdiocese, have been staying at St. Patrick for a Summer Program, intended to help these seminarians prepare for life in the seminary. They have been involved in our parish since they arrived, helping at masses, visiting some of the parish groups, and helping with cleaning our Holy Family Catholic School. This Sunday, they will be meeting with the young men and women that were nominated through our parish Called by Name Program to speak about vocations to the priesthood, the permanent diaconate and the religious life. Let us support these new seminarians and all those who are discerning God’s call for them in life through our prayers.

We are one Holy Family parish, united in the joy of the Holy Spirit and in charity, as missionary disciples.

 

In Christ’s love,

 

Fr. Jude Ekenedilichukwu Ezuma

shepherdhfp@gmail.com

 

Fr. Jude Ekenedilichukwu Ezuma

shepherdhfp@gmail.com