Welcome to St. Mary's Parish
Due to construction in the church,
Vigil and Sunday Mass will be in the basement church hall
For the week of February 8 -14, 2016:
Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00am & 12:00 noon
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Daily: 8:00 am — in the rectory with limited seating
Confessions: 1/2 hour before weekend Masses
8am & 11am in the rectory
6pm & 7:15pm downstairs in the church hall.
This is a day of fasting (nothing between meals) & abstinence from meat. Everyone 14 years of age or older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.
Everyone 18 or older, and under 59 years of age, is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty:
O God our Creator, through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.
We ask You to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf or the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome- for the sake of our children, our grandchidren, and all who come after us – this great land will always be “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord.