Parking and seating in the church will be at a premium during the advent and Christmas. Please make sure you alot yourselves plenty of time to arrive at church before the Mass begins. Those arriving after Mass has begun will be directed by the Hospitality Ministry to the Rosemont Room view the Mass. Click Image for schedule details.
Parking and seating in the church will be at a premium during Holy Week and Easter please make sure you alot yourselves plenty of time to arrive at church before the Mass begins. Those arriving after Mass has begun will be directed by the Hospitality Ministry to the Rosemont Room view the Mass. Find the schedule here.
REMINDERS: While Team Leaders are encouraged to text, call, and/or email their team members about their mass service dates and times, parents/grandparents are ultimately responsible for seeing that your children show up 20 minutes before mass starts on their team-assigned dates and/or for finding appropriate substitutes when they cannot serve, preferably a week in advance! And a final word from our Clergy: SERVERS ARE NOT TO LEAVE THE ALTAR AREA DURING THE SIGN OF PEACE.
The Introductory Rite: The cross bearer and the candle bearers lead the procession from the back of the church to the front. (On rare occasions where incense is used, the incense bearer would go before the cross.) Candle bearers should walk on either side of the cross, not behind. The candles always accompany the cross.
The Feast of Saint Joseph takes place on March 19th. March 19 always falls during Lent. It is sometimes a day of abstinence. This explains the custom of St. Joseph tables being covered with meatless dishes. If the feast day falls on a Sunday other than Palm Sunday, it is observed on the next available day, usually Monday, March 20, unless another solemnity falls on that day. Since 2008, if St Joseph's Day falls during Holy Week, it is moved to closest possible day before 19 March, usually the Saturday before Holy Week.
RECONCILIATION, "The Light is on for You": Every Wednesday Evening from 6:30pm-8pm. STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Every Friday after the 8:15am mass in the Church AND every Friday at 7pm. Find the rest of the schedule here.
There are facts & questions for all ages. Answer what you can and ask for help on the harder questions. Enjoy the facts. • Did you know Patrick Francis Healy, an African American, became the president of Georgetown University in 1874 but students of color were not admitted to the university until the mid-1900’s? • Did you know that Charles Randolph Uncles , the first African American priest ordained in the USA was born and raised in Baltimore? • Did you know that of the 266 popes of the Catholic Church between St Peter and Pope Francis three popes are known to be of African decent?