Browsing the March 2018 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the March 2018 archive of From the Pastor

The Hidden Mass that Connects our Parish with the Church on the Diocesan and World Levels

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/26/18

    In more recent years on Tuesday of Holy Week, our Bishop presides at a most special Mass at our Cathedral, called the Chrism Mass. According to the Roman Missal, this Mass which the Bishop concelebrates with his presbyterate is intended to be a manifestation of the Priests’ ... Read More »

On-Going and Upcoming Opportunities to Proactively Witness to Our Faith

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/18/18

   One of the most powerful ways that we can witness to our Faith is by gathering faithfully to celebrate Mass. A number of circumstances can make this practice challenging. Coming to Mass can be a real sacrifice when persons with whom we live and associate see no value ... Read More »

Relating to the Bodies of Our Deceased Loved Ones in a Manner That Honors Them as Persons

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/12/18

    As most of us are aware, cremation has become more and more commonplace despite the Church’s stated preference for full burial. In addition, when cremation does occur, all too often the cremated remains are not reserved in a permanent, sacred place as Church law requires.

   This ... Read More »

The Sacrament of Confirmation-A Significant Step in an On-Going Process

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/04/18

   On Thurs., April 12th, Bishop Thomas will be coming to St. Mary Parish to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation upon a number of youth from both St. Mary and Resurrection Parishes. On the one hand, like Baptism, Confirmation is a Sacrament that occurs only once. The action of ... Read More »