Category Archive for 'Devotional life'

Blessing of Epiphany Water

Once a year, on the vigil of the Epiphany, Holy Mother Church blesses Holy Water in a most solemn ceremony. Among all the blessings for water found in the Roman Ritual (and there are indeed many), there is none more powerful and efficacious than the blessing of the Epiphany Water, which took place at Holy […]

Solemn blessing of Epiphany water

… will take place on Thursday, January 5, at 7 p.m. This special blessing can be done only once a year and is a very powerful sacramental.

First Friday and First Satuday

On Friday, January 6, which is also the Feast of the Epiphany, there will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m. On Saturday, January 7, there will be Exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.

Epiphany house blessings

Please sign up in the foyer of the church if you would like to have one of the Fathers come to bless your home. The suggested offering is $10, which goes to the parish. The blessings take place January 6-13 only.

New Year schedule

On Saturday, December 31, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed by a social. The Adoration will be offered for our parish families, growth in grace, financial success, health, and good deaths for those who will pass away during the coming year. Please bring finger food to share. The […]

First Friday and First Saturday

On Friday, December 2, there will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m. On Saturday, December 3, there will be Exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.

Indulgences for the Poor Souls

On all the days from November 1 though November 8 inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. Also, on All Souls’ Day, November 2, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is […]

First Friday and First Saturday

On Friday, November 4, there will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m. On Saturday, November 5, there will be Exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.

First Friday and the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

On Friday, October 7, there will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart and Adoration until 10 p.m.

Ember Days

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (September 21, 23, and 24) are Ember Days. On these days we are encouraged to reduce our food intake such that two smaller meatless meals do not add up to a third larger meal. This is not binding under sin. Ember Days are offered up for those who will be ordained […]

First Friday and First Saturday

On Friday, September 2, there will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m. On Saturday, there will be Exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.

Feast of the Sacred Heart; First Saturday

We will have a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m. On Saturday, there will be Exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m. Devotion to the […]

External Solemnity of Corpus Christi

… on Sunday, May 29. We will have a Eucharistic procession after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

Divine Mercy Sunday potluck

… will take place after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on April 3, the Octave Day of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday. There is a sign-up sheet in the church foyer. People who plan to attend are asked to bring ready-to-serve finger foods to share. Please do not bring food that needs to be heated or kept warm. […]

Holy Week confession schedule

Monday, March 21, and Tuesday, March 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. Good Friday, March 25, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Holy Saturday, March 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be no confessions or Holy Hour on Wednesday evening, March 23. There will be no confessions during the solemn liturgies on Palm Sunday, March 20; Maundy Thursday, March 24; Good […]

Sacred Triduum schedule

Maundy Thursday, March 24 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae (booklets will be provided) 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration until midnight | Liturgy Good Friday, March 25 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae (booklets will be provided) 1 p.m. Stations of the Cross 1:30 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified | Liturgy Holy Saturday, March 26 7:30 a.m. Sung Tenebrae […]

First Friday and First Saturday

On Friday, March 4, there will be Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. and High Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart with Adoration until 10 p.m. On Saturday, there will be Exposition at 7:40 a.m. followed by devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m.

Lenten Day of Recollection

… at Holy Family on Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be specific talks for men and for women, but a common mealtime as well as Holy Hour with confessions. Please bring your own lunch.

Young Adults

Please join the Young Adults on Saturday, February 27, for a talk on mental prayer according to the method of St. Teresa of Avila. We will meet in the church at 6:30 p.m. for the Rosary followed by the talk in the Kolping Room at 7:00 and then Holy Hour with confessions from 8:00 to […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Sung Mass … at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, for the Commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord. Help needed We will empty the church kitchen beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, in preparation for the long-awaited renovation. Everything must be removed and packed in boxes for storage. Many volunteers will be […]

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