Liturgy News
October 18 - 24, 2021

October is

Respect Life Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
World Mission Month
Father Joe, and many priests, will participate in a annual week long retreat this week.

Please pray for these men and priestly vocations; their communities, their service to us and the Eucharist. How they lovingly bring us the Body and Blood of Christ.
  • Daily Mass:
  • Monday Fr. Gus
  • Tuesday – Thursday Fr. Joji
  • Friday Fr. Britto
is the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Saturday, October 23, 5:00pm; Fr. Britto Berchmans
  • Sunday, October 24, 8:30am; Fr. Ed with Parking Lot Participation
  • Sunday, October 24, 11:00am; Fr. Gus Belauskas; with Live Stream
Please pray for the soul of
John McKevitt
for whom the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
October 23rd.
The mass will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

Next weekend we will celebrate World Mission Sunday.

Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and be generous in next week’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

Some news from Catholic Cemeteries:

·        Fall clean-up is taking place Oct. 15 – 31. 
All decorations will be removed and you can place new decorations after November 1.

·        Fall/Winter visiting hours go into effect Oct. 16 – Feb. 28
Cemetery 8am – 5pm, seven days a week
Mausoleum 9am – 4pm, seven days a week
Calling all musicians! The music ministry would be honored to welcome anyone interested in music to join us as we approach the Advent Season. We are looking for instrumentalists, cantors, and choir singers. Whether you have a background in music studies or just have a love for music, we have a place for you.
Please reach out to Lesley Sharkey or Roslyn McQuillan for more details and next steps to get involved.
 Caring for our Common Home through Prayer

Have you heard of an Eco-Rosary? As you pray the rosary this month, consider this idea devoted to focusing on ecological issues.

Each decade of the rosary is devoted to one of the natural elements (air, water, fire and earth) plus a decade devoted to spirit in relation to Mary and the environment.

Details can be found here
Pray for Vocations

Pray that more good men and women will hear and answer the call to the priesthood and religious life. Spend a few minutes learning about the life of a priest.
World Mission Month

“Take a few minutes each day to pray with children all over the world.” Click here for a calendar of daily prayer intentions for World Mission Month:

May St. Luke, Sts. John Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues, St. Paul of the Cross, Pope St. John Paul II, and St. John of Capistrano intercede to God on your behalf this week.
Prayer to St. Joseph during October, the month of the Holy Rosary
To thee, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse, we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection. By that charity wherewith thou wert united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His blood, and wilt succor us in our need by thy power and strength.
Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen off-spring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving Father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now defend God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Shield us ever under thy patronage, that, following thine example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting bliss in Heaven. Amen.