October 30, 2014

All Saints and All Souls - 2014

Just a reminder about this complicated weekend:
Saturday, November 1, is the Feast of All Saints. It coincides with the first Saturday of the month. For that reason, we cannot have Mass until noon because of an earlier scheduled Mass at the cemetery.  The US Bishops have decided that this year the feast is not a Holy Day of Obligation because it falls on a Saturday. It remains a holy day, with or without the obligation. Many traditionally minded Catholics still consider a personal day of obligation. At any rate, Mass will be offered.
Sunday by the calendar is All Souls Day, but in our community we are bound to the provisions in effect in the older Missal, in which Sunday remains Sunday and what is essentially a funeral Mass (for all the souls in Purgatory) cannot be offered. So we will offer the Mass for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost. However, we have been asked to bless the altars in place for the remembrance of All Souls Day that is organized every year at the cemetery.  We will do that after Mass, and mark the day with a simple procession through the cemetery with prayers for the dead.
Fr. Milich

October 17, 2014

First Holy Communion classes starting

First Holy Communion classes will be starting this coming Sunday, October 19th., 2014. Class will begin at 9:30 am.

October 13, 2014

Cardinal Raymond Burke on the Synod on the Family

Raymond Cardinal Burke, prefect of the Holy See's Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican, on the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops for the Family currently underway in Rome and his chapter in the new book, 'Remaining In the Truth of Christ', on the indissolubility of marriage and his thoughts on Walter Cardinal Kasper's recent proposals to harmonize "fidelity and mercy" in the Church's pastoral approach to divorced and remarried.
An excellent, informative interview, please watch it and then pass it on.

October 4, 2014

St. Anthony's relics to visit the Bay Area, Oct. 26 - Nov. 2, 2014

Saint Anthony's relics are to visit the Santa Clara and San Francisco Bay Area, Oct. 26 - Nov. 2, 2014. The two precious relics are being brought from the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua. One of the reliquaries is the very same reliquary that was kissed by Sister Lucia of Fatima when it was taken to the nuns at the Monastery of Carmelite sisters in Coimbra, Portugal, in January 1995. The closest St. Anthony relic veneration site will be at Our Lady of Peace, 2800 Mission College Blvd. in Santa Clara on Saturday, November 1st. Here is a pdf of the total scheduled locations and times: