REMINDER: No daily Mass in the convent or the church on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of this week. There will be Communion Services at the usual 8 am (and 6 pm Wednesday) Mass times on those days.
Today, we begin nine days of prayer in preparation for our annual Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day). This novena can be as simple as reciting the “Requiem Æternam” each day: “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.” While Read more about All Souls Novena[…]
“Father, what is meant by the phrase, ‘observing the Friday penance’?” Good question! In 1966, the Catholic bishops of the United States said, “far from downgrading the traditional penitential observance of Friday, and motivated precisely by the desire to give the spirit of penance greater vitality, especially on Fridays, the day that Jesus died, [we] Read more about Christ’s Passion, Our Freedom, and the Friday Penance[…]
Spaghetti Supper: Friday 10/16 @ 5 pm. Auction: Friday 10/16 @ 7 pm. Festival: Saturday 10/17 from 10 am to 6 pm. SPECIAL NOTICE: the usual 5:30 pm Saturday Mass has been moved to 7:30 pm, due to the Fall Festival.
Our Open Forum went very well last night. It is my hope that these forums, which I think we should schedule at least twice a year, will provide an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to speak through everyone as we work together to make our parish the best it can be for the Lord. At Read more about Parish Open Forum: A Big Success![…]
COMMUNITY LEADERS CONVENE “COMMUNITY MATTERS” FORUMS Last November, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. Given the many strong feelings all over the country, several clergy in Oak Ridge decided to address our community. In our public statement, we called for “inspiration, perspiration, Read more about Message from Rev. Derrick Hammond of Oak Valley Baptist Church[…]