We are now into the great season of Lent. We will spend the next six weeks or so, preparing to celebrate the high point of our faith: the Paschal Mystery, the suffering death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the time of penance, and the way of purifying ourselves, trying to get rid of all those sinful habits so we can celebrate Easter with a renewed commitment to follow Christ. So it is perfectly fitting that we make some form of preparation. It should be a time of personal reflection of where we......
Raise the Roof – Church Parking As you can tell from the outside, the Roof project is moving along at a fairly quick pace. The back parking lot is filling up, as I mentioned it would, with dumpsters and storage boxes. That means that on the weekends there will be, as I mentioned a number of times, very few parking spots. We want to reserve those spots for handicapped parking. If you are able to park back there please display your placard. If you are not handicapped please don’t park back there.......
Raise the Roof Restoration As you know by now, the church is in dire need of a complete roof restoration; which includes: Replacing some of the support beams in the northwest corner of the ceiling Tearing off the old asphalt shingles Putting on new slate shingles on the church, sanctuary and rectory Tearing off and replacing all the gutters Tearing off and replacing all of the parapet iron wall caps with copper (essentially replacing all of the metal work up there) Installing a new lightning rod system Putting up pigeon spikes Tearing......
Sunday, December 9 We continue our preparations for the coming of Jesus. That is, we are preparing to celebrate His coming among us as a new-born baby in Bethlehem. Therefore, it is a special time for us to remember with deep gratitude God’s great love for us. “God so loved the world that He sent His only son…” ” And the Word was made flesh and came to live among us.” Today’s Gospel tells us to prepare for that coming, that remembering,......
Welcome to all our College Word Series guests. Please know that you are most welcome to our parish, we are right on the corner of 19th and Dodge. You can park in the Federal Building parking lots on the East and South sides of the church – we also have handicap parking in our own little lot in the back of the church with elevator access. Why not join us this weekend? We have several opportunities for you to attend Holy Mass. We have two Saturday night vigil Masses, at 5:15 p.m.......