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                        CURRENT PARISH SCHEDULE
                                           Sunday April 5 through April 12


Holy Monday thru Holy Wednesday at Noon
with Morning Reflections Tuesday and Wednesday

Holy Thursday through Holy Saturday
Mass at noon
Morning Prayer @ 8:45

Holy Thursday: Liturgy of Lord’s Supper @ 7pm

Good Friday: Commemoration of Lord’s Passion @ 2pm
-Stations of the Cross via website + Facebook
Good Friday Hymns:

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil @ 8pm

Easter Sunday
Mass @ 10am (Fr. Dubois) (w/ music)
Mass @ 12pm (Fr. Sahd) (pre-recorded, w/out music)

April 7th Devotion-Father Dubois. A Time For All Things (Eccl. 3:1-8):



April 8 mass:








With Father Sahd
Palms not available until normal worship resumes


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Devotions and Prayers:


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                                                 SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

What is Spiritual Communion?
For those who are unable to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus in Holy Communion, making a
conscious desire that Jesus come spiritually into your soul is called a spiritual communion.
Spiritual Communion can be made through an act of faith and love throughout one’s day and it is
highly commended to us by the Church. According to the Catechism of the Council of Trent, the
faithful who “receive the Eucharist in spirit” are “those who, inflamed with a lively faith that
works in charity, partake in wish and desire of the celestial Bread offered to them, receive from
it, if not the entire, at least very great benefits.” (cf. Fr. John Hardon, SJ, Modern Catholic

How do I make an act of Spiritual Communion?
Like the acts of contrition, faith, hope, or love, there are traditional prayers already composed.
However, sometimes we do not have the prayer memorized. In those cases, using your own
words to make a profession of faith in the True Presence of Jesus Christ, Body and Blood, Soul
and Divinity, in the Most Blessed Sacrament while expressing your desire in receiving Him is

Can you recommend a traditional act of Spiritual Communion?
This act was composed by Saint Alphonsus de Liguori.
My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Where can I read more about this?
Here is a good article. It even shows that many saints made Spiritual Communions.

                                                 Prayer For This Time 

Litany for the Sick

Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, refuge of sinners, have mercy on us.
Jesus, strength of the weak, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hope of the despairing, have mercy on us.
Jesus, comfort of the afflicted, have mercy on us.
Jesus, near to all who call upon You, have mercy on us.
Jesus, help of all who confide in You, have mercy on us.
From fear and anxiety, free us, O Lord.
From impatience and discord, free us, O Lord.
From sickness and disease, free us, O Lord.
By Your holy wounds, save the sick, O Lord.
By Your precious Blood, save the sick, O Lord.
By Your Passion and Cross, save the sick, O Lord.
By Your Sorrowful Death, save the sick, O Lord.
By Your glorious Resurrection, save the sick, O Lord.
By Your wondrous Ascension, save the sick, O Lord.

Let us Pray:
Dearest Jesus, Divine Physician: You told Martha and Mary that the sickness of Lazarus was ‘for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.’ Show us now Your Glory by relieving the sick of their suffering, healing their illness, and restoring them to fullness of health. We ask this through the intercession of Saint Theresa, patroness of our parish; Saint Patrick, patron of our Diocese; Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States; and all the angels and saints. Amen.


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Mass Schedule

Saturday: 8:45am and 5:30 pm

Sunday: 8 am, 10 am and Noon

Weekdays: Monday 6:30am; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30am and 8:45am; Thursday 8:45am. 

Holydays: Depending on the feast and day of week-check bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Every Saturday at 4 pm to 5 pm or by appointment


We have wheelchair accessible bathrooms and seating in the back of the church.  Assisted listening devices are also available.  Please ask an usher to provide a headset.

There are 12 handicap parking areas as well as 3 ramps around the church driveway.




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