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

February 14, 2016

Parish Mission

Monday, February 22, through Wednesday, February 24, 2016
7:00 p.m. in the church
Given by Father Regis Armstrong, OFM, Cap

Our parish mission will be a reflection on Psalm 51:8

  • Indeed, you love truth in the heart! (Monday)
  • Then in the secret of my heart, (Tuesday)
  • Teach me wisdom! (Wednesday)

Father Regis Armstrong will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m. and his reflection will take place during the homily. Father Armstrong helps us on Sunday mornings by celebrating Mass and has done so over the last several years.

All are invited to come as we continue our Lenten journey during this great Jubilee Year of Mercy.


Reflections on the Readings for the First Sunday of Lent

In our first reading from the Book of Deuteronomy, an old creed accompanies the offering of gifts to God. This creed recalls all that God has done in gathering and leading His people. This recollection does not turn us backward to a past not to be forgotten; it makes us contemporaries with the past events—that salvation history is our history today. The threefold dimension of the liturgy is yesterday, today and tomorrow the offering of what “earth has given and human hands have made”—all a gift from God Who was, and Who is to come.

St. Paul’s letter to the Romans stresses the importance of the invocation of the Lord’s name, through which we receive salvation. St. Paul is speaking of the “word of faith,” the object of apostolic preaching that announces Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. To profess on the lips and from the heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead, brings righteousness and gives salvation. Calling on the name of the Lord is having the assurance of being saved. At the time of judgment, we shall not regret having put our entire trust in Him.

In Luke’s gospel, Jesus is led into the desert under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Luke describes the experience of Jesus as He walked through the desert, unceasingly tempted and harassed by the devil three times. Jesus manifests His sovereign power as Lord in His obedience to the Father by rebuking the devil’s temptations. This unwavering obedience to Father will be seen again when Jesus enters into His passion and death. We face temptations everyday of our lives and we turn to the Lord Jesus and ask for His grace and strength to resist these temptations and remain faithful to Him.

God bless you,

Father Ron