Stations of the Cross are Cancelled for the rest of Lent. To pray with Fr. Von, click the link

In this trying time, I remind you to keep your eyes on Jesus! He loves you deeply! We have increased our posting to Facebook and YouTube (see Fr. Von’s Homilies), so stay connected. For continuing formation and great Catholic Movies, check out FORMED.org.  Bishop Libasci has asked that we offer Confessions each day during this time. See below.

HOLY WEEK – The Sacred Triduum will be private, but we will live-stream it on Facebook and broadcast it on PTV.

Please check out some Family Activities attached below.

Stay healthy, but know that even if sick, God can use this for His glory and your good. God bless.

Fr. Von, Pastor

FOR FAMILIES:

Palm Sunday

IN GENERAL
  • DRESS IN SUNDAY BEST
  • CLEAN THE AREA YOU PARTICIPATE IN MASS FROM TO MAKE IT DEVOID OF AS MANY DISTRACTIONS AS POSSIBLE – I KNOW HOW HARD THIS IS AS MOST OF US ARE WORSHIPPING FROM OUR LIVING ROOMS.
  • PUT DOWN TOWELS OR EXERCISE MATS FOR KNEELERS
  • PUT UP A PAIR OF CANDLES NEAR WHERE YOU ARE STREAMING THE MASS
  • CHAIRS INSTEAD OF SOFAS – AND SOMETHING THAT THE KIDS CAN REST THEIR ARMS ON WHILE KNEELING – PROVIDES THE COMFORT THAT THE PEW IN FRONT WOULD IF YOU WERE AT MASS WHEN KNEELING.
  • HAVE HOLY WATER IN A SMALL GLASS BOWL FOR EVERYONE TO BLESS THEMSELVES WITH BEFORE MASS
    • IF YOU DON’T HAVE HOLY WATER OUR CHURCH IS STILL OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER AND YOU CAN TAKE AN EMPTY WATER BOTTLE AND FILL IT WITH HOLY WATER AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH.
PALM SUNDAY
PALM SUNDAY TALKING POINTS
  • Palms are the symbol of Jewish Nationalism. They signify that the people of Isreal were welcoming Christ into Jerusalem as a King!
  • The triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday is a reflection of Solomon from the Old Testament. He also rode into Jerusalem to receive his crown on a Donkey. Solomon is the first King of Israel who is referred to as the Prince of Peace.  Jesus is making this point clear for all the Israelites by riding into Jerusalem on a Donkey.
Children’s Book on Palm Sunday: 
The Donkey that No One Could Ride – Anthony DeStefano

Holy Thursday

Find the readings on the USCCB’s Website: cms.usccb.org/bible/readings/040920-lord-s-supper.cfm

WASHING OF THE FEET

Transfer of the Holy Eucharist

Good Friday

Find the readings on the USCCB’s Website: cms.usccb.org/bible/readings/041020.cfm

Veneration of the Cross

Easter Vigil

Find the readings on the USCCB’s Website: cms.usccb.org/bible/readings/041120.cfm

PASCHAL CANDLE

Confession times:

Holy Week Confession Schedule

Tuesday 10:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 pm (during Adoration)
Holy Thursday 9:00 am
Good Friday Noon-2:30 pm

How to make a Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.