*Confessions heard 3o minutes prior to every mass
5 PM Eucharistic Adoration
6 PM Mass
8:15 AM (7:30 AM Summer)
8:15 AM (7:30 AM Summer)
5 PM (Vigil Mass)
8 AM & 10 AM
MASS INTENTION POLICY
In keeping with Canon Law:
1) an intention requested for a Mass, must be fulfilled in a year's time of accepting the stipend.
2)The customary stipend amount is $10.00.
3) Only one request may be accepted per Mass.
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION - Every First Friday of the month, we offer Eucharistic Adoration following the 8:15 a.m. Mass and ending at 5pm. In order that the Eucharist is never left alone when exposed, every time slot needs to have AT LEAST two adorers signed up. That way, when someone can't make their time and cannot find a substitute, someone is still there. The time slots are for 30 minutes, except for the first slot which begins whenever Mass is finished and ends at 9:30. If you would like to sign up for a slot or multiple slots, please contact Kim with your preferred time(s) and a current phone number.
There are different ways to "watch one hour" with the Lord. One of the most powerful and fruitful ways is to spend an hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. We call this a Holy Hour because it is an hour spent in the presence of the Holy Eucharist: Christ, Himself, the One who alone is Holy.
There are also different ways to make a Holy Hour: you can pray, alone or with others, before Jesus in the Tabernacle; or you can pray in the presence of the exposed Blessed Sacrament, privately or at a public service led by a priest.
The Church strongly encourages both private and public devotion toward the Eucharist and teaches that prayer before the Lord sacramentally present in the Eucharist actually "extends the union with Christ which the faithful have received in communion." It helps them to live in a more Christian way, trying "to maintain in their lives what they have received by faith and by Sacraments" (The Rites of the Catholic Church).
The most important thing to realize about making a private Holy Hour is that you don't have to do anything. You don't have to say any particular prayers, or read, or sing, or anything else. All you have to do is be present to the One who is present to you. Many times we need to be silently present - not analyzing, thinking, or saying prayers with our lips. Even a few short moments of this silent presence to the Lord is a precious treasure, for it is in this silence that the Lord speaks to us.
Consider making a Holy Hour (or shorter) on First Friday.
THE BENEFITS OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead, but for an Hour of companionship. (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it is recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity! (Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
The spiritual lives of our families are strengthened through our Holy Hour. (St. John Paul II)
Each time you approach the Blessed Sacrament remember that Jesus has been waiting for you for twenty centuries for this personal visit from you. (St. Josemaria Escriva)
By being faithful to a Holy Hour of Adoration you can teach by example. "The young should be taught the value of Eucharistic Adoration." (St. John Paul II )
Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit Him rarely. Do you want the devil to attack you? Visit Jesus rarely in the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want him to flee from you? Visit Jesus often! (St. John Bosco)