You are invited to join us for Mass to celebrate the breaking of The Word and the breaking of The Bread, as we receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ through the Eucharist. The weekly worship, message, and reception of the Eucharist are essential to renewing our strength for the Christian life each week.
We have the opportunity to come to Mass any morning of the week to start our day with the Lord. By listening to His Word and receiving Him in the Eucharist we are open to His presence throughout the day.
Holy Days are important feast days in the life of the Catholic community on which, in addition to Sundays, Catholics are obligated to participate in Mass according to the precepts of the Church. They all celebrate an important mystery of the Catholic faith. In the United States, there are six holy days of obligation:
* When these Holy Days fall on a Saturday or Monday, there is no obligation to attend Mass.
The opportunity to confess our sins and be absolved by the priest cleanses our soul and lets us start fresh on our path of discipleship. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we invite you to ponder the words of Pope Francis:
I would like to ask you, but don't say it aloud, everyone respond in his heart: When was the last time you made your confession? Everyone think about it...two days, two weeks, two years, twenty years, forty years? Everyone count, everyone say, "When was the last time I went to confession?" And if much time has passed, do not lose another day. Go, the priest will be good. Jesus is there, and Jesus is more benevolent than priests. Jesus receives you; he receives you with so much love. Be courageous and go to confession! (General Audience by Pope Francis, 2/19/14)