Pastor's Letter

Our Lady of Sorrows

09-15-2019Fr. John C. Granato

My Dear Friends,

Tomorrow we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Traditionally, this feast, which goes back to the 1200's, was commemorated during Passion Week as well as, since Pope St. Pius X, on its current date, which is one day after the Triumph of the Cross. In 1969, Pope St. Paul VI removed the Passion Week celebration so that there would not be a duplicate feast. Pope Paul also made the Stabat Mater, the great hymn associated with the sorrows of Mary, as an option instead of keeping it obligatory. The Stabat Mater is also traditionally used during the Station of the Cross.

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Bingo

Bingo every Monday at 6:00pm in the SJC Hall.

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NOTE: No Bingo on Labor Day.

Considering joining the Choir

We will rehearse Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:45pm at St. Jerome Church until the cold weather hits. The choir will be on a rotation to sing once a month at the 4:00pm Vigil Mass at St. Jerome, once at month at St. Maurice, and one other week, at the 11:00am at St. Jerome.

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Online Giving

Our parish provides Online Giving as an electronic tool for contributions so you can give via the internet. Online Giving helps you maintain your giving even if you cannot be here at Mass. This also helps the parish streamline our cash flow, especially during bad weather or vacation times.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The RCIA program is meant to help those who have not been baptized and are seeking baptism to learn about the Catholic faith through catechesis and through the liturgy.

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Welcome Our Lady of Fatima into your home

Two years ago we began a devotion to pray for peace in the world. Families have the opportunity to bring home the small statue of Our Lady of Fatima for a week with intention to pray the Holy Rosary.

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