MARY'S WAY OF THE CROSS
To enrich your Lenten journey, listen on our website to:
A Musical Setting of Stations of The Cross as viewed through the eyes of Christ’s mother. Performed by The Epiphany of The Lord Choir and The Bravura String Quartet, Elaine Moore, pianist. Text by Richard G. Furey, C.Ss.R. Original Music Composed and Conducted by Anthony A. Zsigray ... See MoreSee Less
How are you praying and worshiping at home? Kathy Fech would like photos of your household (whether just 1 person or more) watching TV Mass, praying together, reading the bible, etc.
Please post photos below or email to Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org). By sending photos, you are giving permission for the parish to use them in parish publications- print or digital.
Please offer a brief caption- who is in the photo and what you're doing. ... See MoreSee Less
Just a little bump to remind you to take photos in the morning. 😊😊
3 days ago
Another beautiful Lenten musical reflection: Mary's Way of the Cross
A Musical Setting of Stations of The Cross as viewed through the eyes of Christ’s mother.
Performed by The Epiphany of The Lord Choir and The Bravura String Quartet, Elaine Moore, pianist
Text by Richard G. Furey, C.Ss.R.
Original Music Composed and Conducted by Anthony A. Zsigray
epiphanyofthelord.org/news/1975/ ... See MoreSee Less
We hope to eventually put graphics to this, but for now please enjoy the audio version.
4 days ago
Fridays are a traditional day to reflect on our Lord's Passion. Staff member, Greg Matuszynski, created this beautiful Stations of the Cross video to assist us with our Lenten devotions. The words appear on the screen, so gather your family and watch/pray together.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a_RiY_RU8Y&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Greg God bless you all who seek Him This is our holy hour to pray for all--- When washing hands instead of Happy B say the Hail Mary you re able to get part of a rosary in a day
Thank you Greg
Thank you Greg 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Nice job, Greg. Thanks for keeping the devotions going.
Great job Gregory Matuszynski II.
This is beautiful!
Thank you Greg. David and I just finished this devotional that you created. It was a beautiful addition our Friday and Lenten journey.
Awesome Greg ! Thanks so much. 😀
Lenten Penance Service - April 2
“The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.”
~ St. Augustine
Prepare your heart for Easter by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Father Gilbert and Father Melwin will be available for confessions on Thursday, April 2 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen.
We strongly urge all, however, to consider staying home during this time. If you have an urgent need for the sacrament, you are welcome to attend. St. Maximillian Kolbe once wrote that “whoever can, should receive the Sacrament of Penance. Whoever cannot, because of prohibiting circumstances, should cleanse his soul by acts of perfect contrition.” During this unprecedented time, we must trust in the infinite love and mercy of God. If you are unable to go to confession this Lent, we encourage you to pray an Act of Contrition.
If you will be attending this service, please only use the elevator entrance. All penitents should practice social distancing while in the church. If you are sick, please stay home.
Click here to view Act of Contrition prayers!
www.vaticannews.va/en/prayers/act-of-contrition.html ... See MoreSee Less
Friday, March 27 at 1 pm (our time) receive a special blessing from Pope Francis. See the link for other information.
Bishop Daniel Thomas encourages the faithful from the Diocese of Toledo to join Pope Francis remotely in the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Participants will receive a plenary indulgence. The prayer service will be streamed live from Saint Peters Square to vaticannews.va/en.html on Friday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
The Urbi et Orbi, meaning "to the City and the World," is a blessing customarily only given by the Holy Father at Christmas and Easter.
- Information on Plenary Indulgences - www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2020/what-is-a-plenary-indulgence.cfm
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's video of event at www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3uQJsO6bxk&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less
If you can't read the small text in graphic:The US Conference of Catholic Bishops gave this guidance: PLENARY INDULGENCE The prescribed work: - United spiritually through the media to the Pope’s special prayer and blessing on Friday, March 27 - The recitation of the Holy Rosary - The pious practice of the Way of the Cross - Or some other form of devotion, such as reciting the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer or a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary The usual conditions: - A spirit detached from sin - Sacramental confession (as soon as possible) - Eucharistic communion (as soon as possible) - Prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions
Bishop Daniel Thomas encourages the faithful from the Diocese of Toledo to join Pope Francis remotely in the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Participants will receive a plenary indulgence. The prayer service will be streamed live from Saint Peters Square to vaticannews.va/en.html on Friday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The Urbi et Orbi, meaning "to the City and the World," is a blessing customarily only given by the Holy Father at Christmas and Easter. Resources - Information on Plenary Indulgences - www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2020/what-is-a-plenary-indulgence.cfm - United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's video of event at www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3uQJsO6bxk&feature=youtu.be
Thank you for your uplifting message
Good one! Thank You!
The Battle Belongs to the Lord - Lifting praise to God drives away fear. Sing Glory to God. - Let us hold each other in our prayers and thoughts! - Fr. Gilbert & Fr. Melwin ... See MoreSee Less
It’s inspirational Thank You
Thank you! 😔🙏♥️
6 days ago
This evening, some prayerful wisdom from our 8th graders and their families...
SHEROCK FAMILY (Sophia- 8th grader):
Dear God, We need you more than ever now to help stop this virus from spreading to other people, especially the elderly. We trust in your love and know you will protect us. Help us be a strong community, supporting one another and helping those that are in need. Amen
MAIYA MYLER (RCIA candidate for Full Communion and 8th grader):
I pray that all grandparents and parents stay healthy throughout this time of quarantine and that the families that are out of jobs find some way to make it through these times of need. Amen.
HOSEY FAMILY (Izzy- 8th grader)
Dear Lord, Please bless the sick and lonely. Please help the elderly and young children to stay safe. Please help our doctors to find a vaccine for the corona virus. Provide us with plenty of supplies for all of our community. Let us all take this opportunity to learn to be more empathetic to each other. Lastly, we pray for our leaders in these trying times to help them make the right decisions . Amen
MARTINEZ FAMILY (Destiny- 8th grader)
Dear Lord, We pray for all of those in healthcare, truck drivers and grocery store employees during these tough times.
We ask that you help them and their families to stay healthy or to get better. We pray for all of those out of work right now. We ask that they find the emotional and financial help that they need. And we pray that at this time everyone in this world comes together as humanity needs us to. Amen
WASSERMAN FAMILY (Kyle- 8th grader)
Dear Lord, Please give us strength to have patience and grace with each other during this difficult time. We look to you for guidance, protection, reassurance for what you have planned for us. Please hold all those who are suffering with human sickness close to you and give them peace. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
I'm really proud. Is that biased? These are beautiful and necessary in these times.