Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Mass and Confession Schedule

7:30 a.m.⎪9 a.m. (ASL Interpreted)⎪10:30 a.m.⎪
10:30 a.m. gym⎪12:30 p.m.⎪5:30 p.m. 
Filipino Mass every 4th Sunday 3:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. (Except Federal Holidays)⎪8 a.m.⎪
11 a.m.⎪5:30 p.m.
8 a.m.⎪11 a.m.⎪5:30 p.m. (Fulfills Sunday Obligation)
Holy Days of Obligation
Eve before Feast Day  - 5:30 p.m.
Feast Day - 6:30 a.m.⎪8 a.m.⎪11 a.m.⎪5:30 p.m.
Sacrament Of Reconciliation (Confession)
Friday and Saturday after 11 a.m. Mass (if no funeral)
Saturday: 4-5 p.m. & after 5:30 p.m. Mass
OR anytime by appointment

Pastor's Column

December 10, 2017

Attention Parishioners,

Our roof restoration project for the Church is projected to last through the month of November.  During this time, Adoration will be in the chapel. 5:30 pm Mass will continue to be in the Church.

Dear Parish Family:

Today’s Gospel from Mark begins with the simple and profound statement:

“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Mark 1:1

Two truths emerge from this sentence:

1) The story continues to unfold in our lives.
2) The “gospel” is a person–Jesus Christ!

As the Second Letter of Peter indicates, we await the revelation of “new heavens and a new earth.” (2 Peter 3:13) This “revelation,” however, is not simply a future reality. It is occurring in our midst. As the prophet Isaiah reflected, we are to be “heralds” of the good news. We preach more by how we live than by what we say. A prayerful people radiates “peace,” which attracts a troubled world much like the preaching of John the Baptist drew people of all ages and backgrounds to the desert. He was clear, however, to remind people that one mightier than he would soon baptize them with the “Holy Spirit.” Our co-workers, fellow students, and family members are longing for the “hope” provided by such a message. We have received that “Holy Spirit” and are commissioned to instill comfort and hope in them. Consider someone who is particularly anxious and cynical and deliver them to the Lord in prayer this week! The “gospel” is not an article from the past but a living reality that is still being fulfilled!

Yours in Emmanuel,
Father Bill Foley