You are Invited Join us as we celebrate the Closing Mass for the 200th Anniversary of the Diocese of Charleston By His Eminence Cardinal Dolan of New York Sunday 11 July 2021 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon
The will be NO Mass Monday 5 July. The Parish Offices are closed in observance of Independence Day and Monday 5 July. We will re-open at 9 am on Tuesday 6 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
From the USCCB Website: According to the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: “The family, is so to speak, the domestic church.” (Lumen Gentium #11) This means that it is in the context of the family that we first learn who God is and to prayerfully seek His will for us. In the following bullet points you will find some suggestions on how to build your “domestic church” through a life of prayer that can help all the members of your family. Begin praying as a family and reading from Scripture daily, certainly before meals, but also first thing
1. Say the Morning Offering first thing after you get up, dedicate the day to the glory of God. 2. Fifteen minutes of quiet prayer, preferably before the Blessed Sacrament, but this can be done at home or outside. Join Mary (Lk 10:38) and just sit at the feet of Jesus and listen. 3. Fifteen minutes of spiritual reading. This could be a systematic reading of the New Testament/ the lives of the Saints/ Catholic Catechism/ etc. 4. Attend Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion in the state of grace (of course, this presumes a frequent trip to the confessional).
Bishop Guglielmone released a letter last Friday announcing that he is ending the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays effective next Saturday 5 June. The bishop’s letter may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/bishopltr. An individual dispensation for those still at risk of grave illness and for the caretakers remains. Those who fall under the targeted dispensations due to high risk of grave illness may be found here: charlestondiocese.org/returning-to-the-table/returning-faqs. Diocesan norms due to the pandemic continue to: • Prohibit sharing the common Chalice • Prohibit the Sign of Peace • Encourage wearing masks but not required. • Strongly recommended that everyone eligible to receive a
The Solemnity of Corpus Christi is 6 June 2021. Join us for a Eucharistic Procession on the Church Grounds after the 11:15 am Mass, followed by a cookout on the lawn. Please plan to bring a side to share (like chips, fruit, pasta salad) and a blanket or lawn chair if desired. Soul of Christ, sanctify me Body of Christ, save me Blood of Christ, inebriate me Water from the side of Christ, wash me Passion of Christ, strengthen me O good Jesus, hear me Within Thy wounds hide me Suffer me not to be separated from Thee From the