Special Announcements


Liturgy of the Hours – 9:00 a.m.
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 p.m.

Liturgy of the Hours – 9:00 a.m.
Solemn Liturgy – 3:00 p.m.

Liturgy of the Hours – 9:00 a.m.
Easter Vigil – 8:00 p.m.

Mass – 8:00 a.m. (No Incense)
Mass – 10:00 a.m.
Mass – 12:00 noon 


Good Friday is a mandatory day of fasting and abstinence. This is the day of the crucifixion, the day Jesus died for the sins of the world. The parish altar looks very different on Good Friday, it is plain and bare. There are no consecrated Hosts in the Tabernacle; they were carried away on Holy Thursday night to the “altar of repose” to signify Jesus’ death. The candle by the Tabernacle is blown out, and the Tabernacle doors are left open to show that it is empty. Jesus is gone. This is quite dramatic, highlighting that Good Friday is a solemn day of prayer and mourning.

The ceremony on Good Friday is not a Mass, but rather a Communion service (Solemn Liturgy) using the consecrated hosts from Holy Thursday. It takes place at 3:00 p.m., the hour that Jesus breathed His last on the cross. The priest will enter the church in solemn silence. Often, the priest will begin the service prostrate in front of the altar. Veneration of the Cross also takes place at this service, processing to come before the cross and either touching it or kissing it. After Communion, altar servers will accompany the Deacon to return the Blessed Sacrament to the Sacristy.

As we commemorate Jesus’ passion on Good Friday, a collection is taken to support the work of the Franciscans in the Holy Land. Christians there rely heavily on the help that comes to them during this special day for the Church and in their faith lives. 

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Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 12:00 noon
Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Holydays: Vigil 7:00 p.m., 8:30 a.m., 7:00 p.m.
First Fridays: 8:30 a.m.

CONFESSIONS: Saturdays: 4:00-4:30 p.m., Anytime by appointment
Morning Lauds: Weekdays, 7:00 a.m. - Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament
Rosary: Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. (before Mass)
OLPH Novena: Every Wed. after the 8:30 a.m. Mass  



We are blessed that you have chosen to join with us, as we have with you, in your faith journey – as together we live out our parish vision to form and send intentional, missionary disciples.  Our mission, informed by this vision, is nothing short of the Great Commandment to: Love God, Love Others; and to fulfill the Great Commission: Make Disciples.

We invite you, no matter where you are on your journey of discipleship, to immerse yourself in these five commitments:

Worshipping – as we desire to in all things and all ways be centered in Christ, each of us participate consciously and actively in the worship and prayer life of the community, especially the weekly Eucharist, as well as personal prayer and the full sacramental life of the Church.

Growing – as we seek always to be equipped well for discipleship, each of us are committed to a lifelong journey of human and spiritual growth, to be formed in our faith during each season of our lives.

Serving – as our faith compels us to the mission of evangelization (the Great Commission to “go, make, teach, baptize), each of us serve the mission of the Church in some concrete, meaningful way, especially caring for the poor and marginalized.

Giving – as our Catholic tradition invites us into a lifestyle of stewardship, each of us are “intentional givers” – sacrificially and proportionally sharing our time, talent and treasure.

Connecting – as discipleship is lived in relationship, each of us is engaged in the parish family through some small group commitment, where holy encounter with Jesus and with others is lived, cherished, and a source of encouragement.

These five commitments of an intentional, missionary disciple appear as a challenge to each of us in our parish family, as they in a sense form the expectations of parish membership.  They also appear as the focus of our energy as a parish staff, since attention to these areas are how we work as ministers to help form every member of our family in discipleship.

Our parish staff is both talented and dedicated, and fully committed to walking with you on your faith journey.  I invite you to call our office to schedule a brief meeting with myself or one of our pastoral ministers, so that we can get to know you and your family, and learn how we can help you on your road to discipleship.

 Love, Fr. Dan

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