To the Blessed Virgin Mary for May O most august and blessed Virgin Mary! Holy Mother of God! Glorious Queen of heaven and earth! Powerful protectress of those who love thee, and unfailing advocate of all who invoke thee! Look down, I beseech thee, from thy throne of glory on thy devoted child; accept the solemn offering I present thee of this month, specially dedicated to thee, and receive my ardent, humble desire, that by my love and fervor I could worthily honor thee, who, next to God, art deserving of all honor. Receive me, O Mother of Mercy,
Click here to Download the St. Joseph Devotion Booklet On 8 December 2020, Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde declared a Year of St. Joseph that will run from 8 December 2020-8 December 2021. The Apostolic Penitentiary has proclaimed special plenary indulgences for the year. In order to obtain a plenary indulgence, the usual conditions are required: performance of said work (of the several listed below), sacramental Confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father. The soul should be detached of any sin. It is best to receive Communion and pray for the
Candlemas – Feast of Presentation of the Lord is celebrated on Tuesday 2 February 2021. Mass will be at at 12pm. Candlemas is a solemnity celebrating Jesus’ presentation at the temple. It is one of the oldest feasts and has been celebrated since the 4th century. It is customary to bless candles on this day for use in the church and home. Candles are available to purchase in advance to be blessed at Candlemas. Please submit $5 offering in the offertory basket including your name and request for Candlemas candles. They come in sets of two. The deadline for payment
9 Days for Life Novena 21-29 January 2021 9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. Click here to sign up for notifications and information. 2021 March for Life will be Virtual Click here sign up for access to the livestream of the event. 22 January is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Click here to find specific rosary intentions for the day. Additional Resources: More resources may
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a new COVID-19 vaccine educational resource: Answers to Key Ethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines. The purpose of the document is to provide concise answers to the most frequently asked ethical questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to provide additional resources for further study. It is intended for wide distribution to people in the pews and beyond. In addition, the USCCB now has a page on its website dedicated to providing Moral Guidance on Vaccines. This link is included, with others, at the end of the Q&A.