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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2018

August 7, 2018
07 Aug 2018

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is celebrated every year on August 15th. This feast commemorates the death of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her assumption, body and soul, into Heaven. It is the most important Marian feast, and it is also a Holy Day of Obligation. Please note the following link to a Novena for the Assumption starting  the 7th of August.

Mass times for 15 August are 12:05 pm and 6 pm.

Father in heaven, all creation rightly gives you praise, for all life and all holiness come from you. In the plan of your wisdom she who bore the Christ in her womb was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven. May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness and join in her hymn of endless love and praise. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen


Blessing of the Herbs

It is a traditional custom for people to bring fresh herbs to church to be blessed on the Solemnity of the Assumption . If you have an herb garden, be sure to cut some and bring them for a special blessing! The blessing of the herbs will take place at the Masses on Wednesday, 15 August. Please come early and place your herbs on the table around the Lady Altar.

Exciting Adult Education Opportunities Fall 2018!

August 7, 2018
07 Aug 2018

Sr. Margaret Kerry, FSP from the Daughters of St. Paul will be offering classes at 10:15 am in the parish hall on the following Sundays:

September 16th, 23rd & 30th October 14th & 28th
November 4th &11th
December 9th

Monsignor Brovey book study on Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper by Brian Pitre
on the following Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the lower Cathedral:

September 13 & 27
October 11 & 25

There will be a Home Study program for those who want to study the Catholic Catechism and teachings of the Church. Learn at your own pace.

Monsignor Brovey will be offering discussion groups once a month for those who may have questions or would like to discuss a topic.
Please watch the bulletin for details on this program!

50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

July 11, 2018
11 Jul 2018

25 July 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae. It was prophetic in nature regarding the dire consequences that Pope Paul VI saw in the escalating use of artificial contraception: increased marital infidelity, a general lowering of morality-especially among the young, a loss of respect for women, and governments forcing massive birth control programs on their people.

Click Here to read the encyclical Humanae Vitae



There are many great resources to learn and study more about this important work of Pope Paul VI. Please click the links below to read more!

Five things you should know about Humane Vitae


Celebrating the Richness of Church Teaching


Marriage: The Gift of Love and Life


Say “Yes” to God’s Plan for Married Life


Visit the HV 50 Website for resources, testimonials and more!


Would you like to know how to support or get more involved in Family Life & Pro Life Programs in our Diocese? Visit the Family Life Office’s Information Page by clicking here.


Celebrate 50 Years of Humanae Vitae!

Join Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila along with Lucas and Mary Pollice and Dr. Elizabeth Klein LIVE on Thursday, July 26th to discuss Humanae Vitae 50 years after its publication.

This interactive event will focus on Pope Paul VI’s pivotal document and the way it continues to influence Catholic understanding on the truths of love, marriage, and contraception.

Click Here to Register for the Event!




Humanae Vitae Anniversary Prayer

Almighty and All-loving God,
in the beginning
You created them male and female
as a sign of the Covenant with Your people,
the Covenant which You would later seal
with the Most Precious Blood of Your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.

We thank You for the sublime gift
that is the life-giving one-flesh union
of husband and wife,
and we ask You for the grace
always to cherish, revere and foster it
as You intended:
the foundational good of human society
and the icon of the union
between Christ and his Church.

As we celebrate these fifty years
of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae’s
articulation of the Church’s timeless teaching,
help us to be wise, bold and
charitable messengers of this good news,
so that a culture of love, life and marriage
may flourish in our land.

Open the minds and hearts
of those far away from this truth,
heal those harmed by its rejection,
and strengthen those committed to living it out
and inspiring others to do the same.

By means of this grace
grant us peace with one another
and happiness with You now in this life,
and to know its perfect fulfillment forever
in the life that is to come.

We ask this through our
Lord Jesus Christ Your Son,
Head and Bridegroom of the Church,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

St. John Paul II, pray for us.

Blessed Paul VI, pray for us.

Prepared by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Archdiocese of San Francisco

Independence Day 2018

June 29, 2018
29 Jun 2018

There will be Mass at 10 am on 4 July 2018. There will be no confessions that day.

The Parish Offices are closed in observance of Independence Day and will re-open at 9 am on Thursday, 5 July.


God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people. Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of  our nation’s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will. Through the intersession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.” Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel & Brown Scapular

June 29, 2018
29 Jun 2018

In anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel 16 July, Monsignor Brovey will offer to enroll anyone who desires in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel after the 9am Mass on Sunday, 15 July. Please RSVP to the Parish Office at 843-724-8395 if you want a scapular provided or you may bring your own if you like. For information on the Brown Scapular visit




Flos Carmeli

O beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful Vine,
Splendor of Heaven, holy and singular, who
brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining
a Pure Virgin, assist me in this necessity.

O Star of the Sea, help and protect me!
Show me that thou art my Mother.

O Mary, Conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to thee!

Mother and Ornament of Carmel, Pray for us!
Virgin, Flower of Carmel, Pray for us!
Patroness of all who wear the Scapular, Pray for us!
Hope of all who die wearing the Scapular, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Our Patron, Pray for us!
O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!