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  • Please note the following schedule changes for this week:

    Tuesday, August 30

    No 8am Mass

    Wednesday, August 31

    No 8am Mass
    4:45 - 5:30pm Confessions
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  • Mass Schedule
    Lord's Day Mass:
    Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: *8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m

    Daily Mass:
    Tuesday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m..
     
    *Mass with parts in Latin first Sunday of the month.

     
    Confession Schedule
    Tuesday - Friday: 7:35 - 7:50 a.m.
    Wednesday: 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday: 8:35 - 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 - 4:40 p.m.
     
    Or by appointment

  • Sometimes people will ask after an experience like World Youth Day what your favorite place was, or what your most memorable experience was.
     
    While I realize that World Youth Day is old news by now, the memories and graces continue to flow. 
     
    While we were visiting the new shrine to Saint John Paul II, we visited the crypt church.  The pilgrims were praying before a relic of Saint John Paul II’s blood.  It was encased in glass so we were able to place our Rosaries on the case.  It was a very powerful and prayerful moment.
     
    Then, a few pilgrims from our group were quietly talking with an older gentleman and his wife.  Someone from our group told me that this man was Saint John Paul II’s butler.  I then found out he had caught JPII after he had been shot in 1981.
     
    So here we were, venerating the relic of Saint John Paul II, and the man who had helped him in his time of greatest need was right there, happening to visit at the same time we were.
     
    Upstairs we had just seen the white blood-stained cassock that Saint John Paul II was wearing the day he had been shot.  Then downstairs stood the man who caught him!  A man who had helped the Pope in his time of greatest need.  The Pope who would one day teach the Theology of the Body, help to take down communism, and promote Divine Mercy to the whole world, to name just a few things.
     
    So during this Year of Mercy, a time to be especially active in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, who knows whose life you may be called to be a minister of God’s mercy. 

    Father Barnes 


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