The Parish Office will be closed on January 20, 2020 in celebration of MLK Day.
Sunday Jan. 19th at 2:00 pm
“God our Creator, we give thanks to you, who alone has the power to impart the breath of life as you form each of us in our mother’s womb; grant, we pray, that we, whom you have made stewards of creation, may remain faithful to this sacred trust and constant in safeguarding the dignity of every human life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.“
Nativity BVM — Sunday Jan. 19th at 2:00 pm
Please join us for community and prayer!
Men’s Cursillo – January 23rd – 26th
Women’s Cursillo – Feb. 27th – March 1st
When was the last time you did something for yourself? When was the last time you took time to grow in faith, to grow in grace? When was the last time you took time to grow in your responsibilities as a Catholic?
Perhaps now is a time to think about making a Cursillo. Cursillo is a three-day encounter with Christ. It is an opportunity to learn more about the faith that we profess. It is an opportunity to learn how to more fully live an authentic Christian life. I encourage you to prayerfully consider making a Cursillo Weekend. **Applications are in the back of the church. Please fill out the form and give it to Fr. Godfrey or bring to the office. If you have any questions regarding a sponsor, please see Fr. Godfrey.
Please click here to download the form.
The gospel tells us that the magi found Christ “on entering the house.” The door to your home is a holy threshold. You can bless those who come in and go out by inscribing above the door in chalk the first two numbers of the year + C + M + B + the last two numbers of the year. Tradition tells us that the letters stand for the names of the magi: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. Adolph Adam points out that it may also mean “Christus mansionem benedicat” or “May Christ bless this dwelling.” It’s appropriate to bless your door in January—janua means “door” and the first month is the door to the new year.
After inscribing the doorway, say this prayer:
God of Bethlehem and Cana, God of Jordan’s leaping waters, in baptism you bring us into your family. You wed us and embrace us as your beloved. May we fill this place with kindness to one another, with hospitality to guests, and with abundant care for every stranger. By the gentle light of a star, guide home all who seek you on paths of faith, hope and love. Then we will join the angels in proclaiming your praise: Glory in heaven and peace on earth, now and for ever. Amen.