Because of winter storm Hercules, the morning Masses for Friday, January 3rd, have been cancelled. The shrine will remain closed until the roads and sidewalks have been cleared. Our cancellation policy can be found on the ‘Mass Schedule’ page (click HERE).
Bishop Coleman has authorized pastors to take up a special collection to support relief efforts for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. The proceeds from this collection will be sent by the Diocese to the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and to Catholic Relief Services to help the Filipino people recover from the calamity. Next weekend’s (Nov. 23-24) second collection will be for that purpose. Second-collection contributions not placed in the envelopes marked for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will be used instead for this special collection to aid the typhoon victims.
Sunday, October 20th
Today’s 6:30 pm Mass will be celebrated according to the Roman Missal of 1962 (the last edition of the missal prior to the reforms mandated by the Second Vatican Council) in its fullest form: Solemn High Mass, meaning a Mass sung by the celebrant (Fr. Kocik) and assisted by a deacon, subdeacon, acolytes, and choir. We invite you to come experience, perhaps for the first time, the glories of the traditional Latin or “Tridentine” Mass in its full splendor. It is, in the words of the Catholic convert Fr. Frederick Faber, “the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven.” And, Roman Catholics, it’s your heritage. The Ordinary of the Mass will be the “Missa de Angelis” (Mass VIII); the Proper readings and prayers are those of the 22nd Sunday After Pentecost. Latin-English pew booklets will be provided for your convenience and participation.
*** UPDATE *** The deacon and homilist of the Mass was Dom Alcuin Reid. For the full text of his homily, click HERE [added 12/11/13]
Friday, October 18th
Saturday, September 7th
Registration for Religious Education classes (students in grades 1–8) will take place today from 9 am to 12 noon in the Shrine. Baptismal records are required of all students; to obtain proof of Baptism, contact the parish in which the student was baptized. Classes begin on Saturday the 21st.