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      OREMUS PRO PONTIFICE   (Let us pray for the Pope)
       
      Let us pray for Francis our Pope, that the Lord may preserve him, give him life, make him blessed upon the earth, and hand not his soul over to his enemies
       
      V. May your hand be upon the man of your right hand.
      R. And upon the son of man whom you have confirmed.
       
      Let us pray:
      O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful, you have willed your servant Francis to be the pre-eminent shepherd of Your Church, graciously look upon him, and grant him, we beseech You, to benefit by word and deed those whom he rules, so that, with the faithful flock, he may come to life eternal. Through Christ our Lord. 
      Amen.
       
      A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a spirit of filial devotion, devoutly recite any duly approved prayer for the Supreme Pontiff.
       
      The following conditions apply:
      - Be in the state of grace
      - Sacramental confession
      - Receive the Eucharist
      - Pray for the Pope's intentions:

      General Intension:  
      Respect for Women.  That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women.

      Mission Intension:
      Vocations.  That many young people may accept the Lord’s invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel.







      For more information about Archbishop Sartain click on his picture above or here.
       
       

       Message from Father Maurer

      Palm Sunday

       

         April 13th, 2014
                 Palm Sunday
       of the Lord's Passion      


      Hosanna to the Son of David, the King of Israel. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Matthew 21:9   

       



      Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel. Hosanna in the highest.                    


      Dear friends,
       

      Today we enter into the crucible of Holy Week. Our Mass this morning starts with jubilation at the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem and concludes somberly in reflection at His death.

      Holy Week holds a prime place in the liturgical year. Christ’s purpose in being born like us at Christmas and in living a life like ours in all things but sin is made clear in His Passion, Death and Resurrection.

      It would be easy to let this week pass by without notice. We all have things to do, especially in anticipation of the coming Easter celebration. Whether it’s the joy of the family feast, the fun of children looking for eggs or the delight of enjoying treats we’ve denied ourselves for 40 days, there are many good things coming our way. But we ought not jump ahead just yet.

      Join the entire Church in reflecting first on Christ’s Passion on Holy Thursday, first in His institution of the Eucharist, commission of the Apostles to ‘do this in commemoration of Me’ and leading them in an example of service as He wash- es their feet. 

      Come to consider the crucifixion as we make our final day of fasting & abstinence on Good Friday. Notice how we prostrate ourselves before the altar—stripped bare of veils, candles or flowers. Be one of the many who will reverence the cross, the sign of Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation.

      Only on the third day of the Sacred Triduum, at the Easter Vigil, will we be ready to celebrate. And what a celebration it will be! A blessed fire at the doors of the church, a candlelit entrance around the Easter candle, the nine readings of the history of salvation, the baptism & confirmation of our elect and the joyful reception of communion on this solemn feast day!

      Whether you are able to come to all of the Triduum services or just a few, may we together enter these last days with consideration & care. Know that you will especially be in my prayers throughout! 

                                                  Peace,
                       
                                                             Father Maurer    


       

      For more of Father Maurer's reflections click here.
       
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        Presentation and discussion of Christian Pilgrimage throughout the history of the Church and today: the Holy Land, Rome, and the Camino de Santiago. Presented by Father Maurer and Thom Ryng. This is part of our RCIA program, and we welcome anyone who would like to join in and get reacquainted with your faith! Bring a friend, all are welcome! Please join us for Vespers at 6:15 in the Convent Chapel.
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