Oktoberfest: October 7th, Mass at 4:30 p.m. The Festival starts at 5:30 p.m. in McGowan Hall.
Why are Peacocks on the front of the altar? The Peacock Symbol represents eternal life and the Resurrection because it sheds its old feathers each year and grows new ones. Also, the peacock is a symbol of vanity because of its beauty and the manner it displays its feathers. In the Old Testament, the peacock was a symbol of King Solomon’s wealth and prosperity (1 Kings 10:22). The peacock was viewed as a guardian of royalty, or a bird associated with paradise and the Tree of Life. The “eyes” in the peacock’s tail feathers might also represent the all-seeing eye of God or the celestial bodies in the vault of heaven. For all these reasons the peacock was often found depicted on Christian tombs and in churches.
Quote: “My son, if humanity could understand the value of suffering, men wouldn't search for pleasure but only pain”. Saint Padre Pio