“The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed. At the same time, it is the fount from which all her power flows. The aim and object of apostolic works is that all who are children of God by faith and baptism should come together to praise God in the midst of his church, to take part in the sacrifice and to eat the Lord’s Supper….From the liturgy ,therefore particularly from the Eucharist, grace is poured forth upon us as from a fountain; the liturgy is the source of achieving in the most effective way possible human sanctification and God’s glorification, the end to which all Church’s other activities are directed”. ( Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy 10)
- Vigil of Sunday: Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
- Reconciliation - 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays
- 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday
Occasionally daily Mass must be canceled due to a funeral or other event. Call 864-4712 after 8:00 a.m. to see if Mass has been canceled.
Holy Days of Obligation Masses at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- Jan 1 - Solemnity of Mary (10:00 a.m. Mass only)
- Aug. 15 - Feast of the Assumption
- Nov. 1 - Feast of All Saints
- Dec. 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
- Dec. 25 - Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
Holiday Masses: 10:00 a.m.
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
The Liturgical Season during autumn is Ordinary Time. The word “ordinary” does not mean routine but “counted” or “ordinal” time. We have the 28th, 29th, 30th Sundays…all counted one after another. Summer and Fall Ordinary time comprises the longest portion of the Liturgical Year, covering as much as six months of the calendar. Readings have themes of harvest, which is an intense spiritual image of the paschal mystery and end times. We are challenged with demands of building up the kingdom. This season of Ordinary Times ends on November 21, with the celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King.
Arts & Environment: decorations, green.
Major Feasts of the Season: Feast of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation Mass 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.), Feast of All Souls, Thanksgiving Day Mass, Feast of Christ the King
- Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (ULTREYA) (Rachel Lessard Coordinator)
- Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (Pat Horgan Coordinator)
- Thursdays 7:30 p.m. in the Church Library (Bobbi Daniello Coordinator)
We will very soon begin posting weekly homilies in a combination of audio recordings and text. Check back often for this new addition. You can follow this link to download text versions (when available) of the homilies - simply scroll down to the bottom under "Weekly Homilies."
Audio Homilies are available here.
Pentecost Sunday - Deacon Kevin (Text)
6th Sunday of Easter - Fr Don
6th Sunday of Easter - Fr James (Text)
5th Sunday of Easter - Fr James
4th Sunday of Easter - Fr James (Text)
3rd Sunday of Easter - Deacon Bob
3rd Sunday of Easter - Deacon Jim
2nd Sunday of Easter - Fr James (Text)
Confirmation Apr 17 - Bishop DiLorenzo
Easter Sunday - Fr Don
Easter Sunday - Fr James
5th Sunday of Lent - Fr James (Text)
4th Sunday of Lent - Deacon Kevin (Text)
3rd Sunday of Lent - Fr James (Text)
2nd Sunday of Lent - Fr James (Text)
1st Sunday of Lent - Fr James (Text)
Ash Wednesday - Fr James (Text)
We have switched over to a new, web-based computer scheduling program. You can log in and view your schedule at the Ministry Scheduler Pro Website.
Altar Servers - Girls and boys in grades 4 through 12 are invited to become Altar Servers. Contact Sharon Van de Walle at 864-4714 or
. Altar Server Schedule
Altar Ministers - Assists the Presider during Mass. He/She leads the processional and the recessional; lights and extinguishes the altar candles; and prepares and clears the altar. You must be Confirmed. Contact Tony Bell. 560-1977. [link schedule]
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Ministers) - Distribute Eucharist during weekend liturgies and at other designated times. This ministry is open to men and women who have been confirmed. If married, the marriage must be valid in the Roman Catholic Church. You may serve if you are divorced. Contact Sharon Van de Walle, 864-4706.
Lectors - or Ministers of the Word, proclaim the readings of Sacred Scripture and the Prayers of the Faithful. Speaking in a confident manner with good pronunciation is a prerequisite. Contact Barbara Heipp, 794-3749.
Sacristans - Prepare the sacred vessels, bread and wine, and linens for the weekend and holy day liturgies. They are responsible for washing and drying sacred vessels after Mass. This ministry is open to men and women. Contact Jeff Horgan, 674-1812.
The Linen Committee launders and irons altar linens used at liturgies. Contact Joyce Hughes, 272-4947.
Hospitality Ministers (Ushers) - Includes men, women and youth. It is a wonderful ministry for families. Minsters greet parishioners and visitors, hand out worship aides and bulletins, seat people, and take up collections. After Mass they return kneelers and hymnals to proper places and prepare the church for the next celebration. Contact Robert Kelly, 231-0629.
Children's Liturgy of the Word: Selected Sundays during 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. for children age 4 to First Communion received.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Meets weekly from September through May.
Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Worship
USCCB Committee on Divine Worship