Catechists Needed for 2023-24

Have you ever considered being a catechist? It can be a rewarding experience. If you are interested or would like to have more information on what being a catechist entails, please call the CCD Office at 758-1681.

Holy Thursday Candles

You can pick up your candles beginning on Tuesday, April 11 in the Parish Office. We can only save them for two weeks.

Last day to pick up your candles is April 25th.

Confessions for Holy Week

Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall

Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall

No confessions Holy Saturday, April 8

Please call the Parish Office at 773-2451 to schedule.

Liturgy of the Hours

We invite you to participate in the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours every second Saturday of the month; beginning Saturday, February 11 at 8:30 am in the Church.

The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office or the Work of God (Opus Dei), is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer.  The Hours are a meditative dialogue on the mystery of Christ, using scripture and prayer.  At times the dialogue is between the Church or individual soul and God; at times it is a dialogue among the members of the Church; and at times it is even between the Church and the world.  The Divine Office “is truly the voice of the Bride herself addressed to her Bridegroom. It is the very prayer which Christ himself together with his Body addresses to the Father.” (SC 84)  The dialogue is always held, however, in the presence of God and using the words and wisdom of God.  Each of the five canonical Hours includes selections from the Psalms that culminate in a scriptural proclamation.  The two most important or hinge Hours are Morning and Evening Prayer. These each include a Gospel canticle:  the Canticle of Zechariah from Luke 1:68-79 for Morning Prayer (known as the Benedictus), and the Canticle of Mary from Luke 1:46-55 for Evening Prayer (known as the Magnificat). The Gospel canticle acts as a kind of meditative extension of the scriptural proclamation in light of the Christ event.  Morning and Evening Prayer also include intercessions that flow from the scriptural proclamation just as the Psalms prepare for it.