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

May 20, 2018

Dear Parish Family:

Today we conclude the Easter Season with the great celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles. “Pentecost” was a Jewish feast that was also called the “Feast of Weeks.” It was a harvest festival that was celebrated fifty days (seven weeks) since the feast of “Unleavened Bread.” Many Jews from the diaspora (those dispersed among various areas in the Middle East) had gathered in Jerusalem. They spoke many different languages and represented various nationalities. Once again, that holy city has become a focus of attention this past week as our own country opened its new embassy. The “Spirit” that hovered over the void at creation, who spoke through the prophets, was breathed upon the apostles by Jesus with these words:

“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”
(John 20:23)

What keeps us from giving this gift to one another? Might it not have to do with a combination of resentment and pride? Healing requires a two-fold process of confronting the sources of resentment and deciding to love. Memories do not fade easily. In fact, as we age, they often return with a vengeance. Forgiveness is not the same as forgetting. It is a moving beyond the stagnation of alienation and venturing to think with the mind of Christ who asks us to “Do this in memory of me!” We, the Church, are the community of sinners that celebrates our redemption each day in the “Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” We, in turn, are empowered to be a healing presence in a broken and alienated world.

“Come, O Holy Spirit…
heal our wounds, our strength renew…
melt the frozen, warm the chill…
Come, O Holy Spirit, come!”

Yours in the Risen Lord,
Father Bill Foley