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 22, 2016

Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday as we honor our God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit— One God in Three Persons. Our reading from the Book of Proverbs allows us to contemplate the universe as created by God for our enjoyment. He created our world with harmony and was thinking, in His wisdom, of humankind to whom He would entrust His creation with delight. God knew, however, what would happen: the plan of salvation He conceived to restore what sin would destroy, was not based on the failure of His creation, but the choice of our first parents. When creating our universe, He already had in mind the Savior He would send to bring salvation; He had Him beside Him during creation. The author of the Book of Proverbs did not see so far into the future: the fullest meaning of the revelation God would make known as His plan of salvation would be manifested through the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.

St. Paul reminds us that a new era has begun with the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus—sin and death are destroyed and salvation is won for all and open to all. Salvation is God’s gratuitous gift to us because we could not save ourselves or earn it—it is freely given by God. Faith in Christ establishes us in God’s peace. We share this peace through hope in the promise of sharing in the fullness of God’s glory in the life to come. Therefore, we accept our share in the cross in this life, which challenges us to grow in faith and hope. Suffering can crush us, but hope allows us to see that suffering is the road which leads to heaven—the fullness of God’s glory.

In our gospel passage from John, Jesus reassures the disciples that the Holy Spirit will come and guide them in the truth. The Holy Spirit insures the communion between the Three Persons of the Trinity and unites us to the Father and the Son by guiding us to the truth. Through the Holy Spirit, the Son continues the mission received from the Father: to lead all people to eternal life. In our openness to the Holy Spirit, we participate and share in the mission of bringing the good news of Jesus to our world.

God bless you,
Father Ron