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MASSES SHEDULE

Morning Prayers are Monday through Friday at 7:00 a.m. and Mass Schedules.

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MASSES SHEDULE

Morning Prayers are Monday through Friday at 7:00 a.m.

Saturdays:

  • English - 4:00 p.m.
  • Spanish - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sundays:

  • English - 8:00 a.m.
  • Spanish - 9:45 a.m.
  • English - 11:30 a.m.
  • Divine Mercy Chaplet:

    Opening prayers are at 1:40 with singing of the Divine Chaplet at 2:00 every Sunday. Done in English at St. Joseph Chapel located on Bowie Street. Everyone is invited to participate and worship in the presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Come and receive the Divine Mercy of our Lord Jesus.

    SACRAMENTS

    Reconciliation, Baptism, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick Shedules.

    Reconciliation:

    Saturdays 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and upon request.

    Baptism:

    Baptist Retreats are held on the second Sunday of the month. Baptisms are held at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on the third Saturday of the month. Register at the parish office. Both parents and godparents must attend the retreat. If one parent or godparent is not present at the retreat due to work or other related reason, baptism will be postponed till the following month, or until all persons involved attend the retreat. What is needed:

  • Both parents have to attend Baptism Retreat
  • Both sponsors have to attend Baptism Retreat
  • Identification for each parent
  • Sponsors must be married by Catholic Church and need to provide marriage certificate
  • If Sponsor is single, Baptismal, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation Certificates
  • Parents need to provide a utility bill with a physical address
  • The baby's birth certificate
  • $30.00 per child
  • Marriage:

    Register at least six months prior to the marriage by calling the office at 787-2963. After your initial interview with the Priest, you will be given information on how to register as soon as possible for a Marriage Preparation Retreat. You and your fiancé will spend a wonderful weekend learning more about one another and about the Sacrament of Matrimony and on your marriage. Get the Parish Guidelines for Weddings at the Parish Office.

    Anointing of the Sick:

    Anyone going to the hospital and wishing to receive the Sacrament of Anointing is asked to call the parish office ahead of time.

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    CELEBRATIONS

    Quinceanera, Parish Hall an special events Shedules.

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    Quinceanera:

    Contact parish office at least two years in advance. If you wish to celebrate your 15th birthday you must be attending CCD classes for at least two years prior to your 14th birthday. A contract needs to be signed at the Church office one month before the 14th birthday. A deposit is required at the time of signing the contract (separate from the flower arrangement for the Church). Baptism and First Holy Communion certificates must be presented.

    PARISH HALL

    THE PARISH HALL IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR A $1500.00 FEE.

    DAYS OF OBLIGATION

    SIX HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION:

  • Christmas - December 25
  • Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God - January 1
  • Ascension Thursday - 40 days after Easter
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15
  • All Saints Day - November 1
  • Immaculate Conception of Mary - December 8
  • It is the duty of each Catholic to attend mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.

    To miss mass through your own fault is a mortal sin.

    Mortal sin is a serious violation of God's Law. It destroys our union with God.

    Catholics are not permitted to receive communion after committing a mortal sin. Before receiving Jesus during Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is required after a mortal sin has been committed.

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    HOW TO MAKE A GOOD CONFESSION

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    CONFESSION:

    Confession is a sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ in His love and mercy to offer sinners forgiveness for offenses committed against God. At the same time, sinners reconcile with the Church, because it also is wounded by our sins. We know this sacrament by various names: the Sacrament of Penance, Confession, or Reconciliation.

    This is good news for all of us, because we all are sinners and in need of God's forgiveness. In the Sacrament of Penance, we meet Christ in the person of the priest, ready and eager to absolve us and restore us to new life. We confess our sins to God through His minister, the priest, who absolves us in the name of Christ.

    Why should we confess? The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing and a sacrament of conversion, returning us to the Father after our sin. We are to confess serious sins at least once a year; those aware of committing a mortal sin must receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving Holy Communion.

    The Church also encourages us to go to confession more frequently, if possible, inorder that we might deepen our relationship with God and grow in humility and virtue. Through the sacrament we also receive the grace to help us avoid future sin. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1458).