Immaculate Conception - St. Mary's
From the Desk of Rev. Msgr. Hugh J. Corrigan:
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
These past few weeks have been very painful for the victims of earthquakes, hurricanes and gun shootings. We continually pray for them and their families. We Catholics celebrate Mass not only on Sundays but at least twice a day (8:15 and 12:05) during the week. Prayers for the victims are always offered.
In the past, because we thought we had no control over such disasters, we would call these awful events “acts of God” or “acts of the devil”. Today we know better. Most earthquakes, if they involve the moving of tectonic plates under the surface of the earth, are necessary for the life of our planet. Many hurricanes would have fallen into this category in the past. But not anymore. Increased global warming, caused by us , is making , matters much worse. The devil did not kill all those people in Las Vegas. It was a human being who was able to buy over thirty guns, some of which were the equivalent of machine guns.
Will we or can we do anything about preventing these things from happening in the future?
Please be aware that the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day.
Our 169th Anniversary Dinner Dance will be on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8:00 pm to 1:00am –Journal adds are now available for subscription as are tickets . So please stop by the Rectory Office to pick up your tickets and or add subscription form. Adults $50.00 Children $25.00
Weekday parking :
If you are coming into the church during the week please park on the upper level of the parking lot next to the Parish Hall-Since work has started on the Stained Glass Windows in the Chapel.
the collection for last Sunday, October 1, 2017 was $4,164.90
Thank you for your generosity last Sunday, October 1, 2017 in our special collection for the victims of Hurricane Maria which devastated Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands and for the victims of the Earthquake that hit Mexico. We were able to raise $ 2,045.00
Food Collection: thank you for your generosity in our monthly food collection for the needy in our community we were able to fill 12 bags of groceries for the needy.
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: As autumn progresses, we heat more harvest images at our Sunday celebrations. Today we hear two readings about tending vineyards and yielding grapes. Ours may no longer be a agrarian economy, but surely these images resonate in our lives all the same. What are we doing to cultivate the reign of god in the fields where we are living and working?
Isaiah 5:1-7– The Lord seeks a harvest of justice.
“The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel”.
Philippians 4:6-9-Dwell in thoughts of purity and justice and you will know peace.
Matthew 21:33-43– “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”.
All adult Catholics should be registered. We want to know and serve you and hope that you will become an active member of our parish community. Please notify the rectory of any changes in address, or if you are leaving the Parish. It is necessary to be a registered member of our parish for a minimum of 3 months in order for us to testify to your ability to be a sponsor for Baptism/Confirmation, witness to a Catholic marriage, or provide recommendation for a position at work or character reference.
Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.
14th: NO Religious Education Instructions today
21st: Religious Education Instructions 9:30 to 11:00am
28th: Religious Education Instructions 9:30 to 11:00 am~1st Meeting Confirmation 11:30 am School Cafeteria
Mass Schedule for the week of
October 8, 2017 to October 15, 2017
Mass are daily at 8:15 and 12:05 in English and in Spanish on Thursdays at 7:30pm
Below are the Special Intentions for this week
Sunday October 8, 2017
7:30 for the Parishioners
9:00 Antonia Perez Maria Neto & Mirta R
11:00 Jose D. Duarte Esther & Eduardo Rodrigues
Monday October 9, 2017:
8:15 Maria Rachelli Mital(L) Mital Family
12:05 Baby Grace Clark Winnie
Tuesday October 10, 2017:
12:05 In Thanksgiving Claudia & Francisco Dougan
Wednesday October 11, 2017:
12:05 Barry Sheehan Jr. & Mother Mary Mazzeo
Thursday October 12, 2017:
12:05 Marlin, Ellen, Patrick & Tommy Ward Margaret & Michael Naughton
7:00 In Thanksgiving Ana Linares
Saturday October 14, 2017:
12:05Beatrice Hetner Muscari Family
5:00 Roberto Benitez Jenny Brown
7:30 Efren Garcia Agular Maria Neto
Sunday October 15, 2017
7:30 for the Parishioners
9:00 Antonia Perez Esther & Eduardo Rodrigues
11:00 Manuel & Genoveva De Santamria Jenny Brown
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