The Covid 19 pandemic crisis has diminished to the point where extreme measures of caution are no longer required. In light of this, I believe that it is time to offer Holy Communion under both species (the Hosts and the Cup of Precious Blood) to the congregation at all Masses, beginning with the
Our Lady of Divine Providence family of parishes (formally known as S-7) is seeking volunteers for our website committee.
Now that we have our new name, we’d like to start building an online “home” for Our Lady of Divine Providence parish family. This will be a place where we can share activities
We Have a Name!
After much deliberation and prayer, the Beacons Planning Council has decided on a name for our Family of Parishes, which will also serve (probably) as the name of the new parish we will form. The name is Our Lady of Divine Providence.
An Easter Thank You!
Palm Sunday, the Easter Triduum, and Easter Sunday are beautiful
Dear St. Bartholomew & St. Vivian Parishioners,
As we mentioned at Masses over the weekend, this week, Holy Week, is a very important week in the Church year. The Sacred Triduum (that is, the three most sacred high holy days of the Church) begins with Holy Thursday Mass, Thursday evening.
For the most part, each parish will maintain its own schedule of Lenten activities this year. However, there are several special opportunities for us to grow by new spiritual exercises as a larger community of Catholics who will be united into one parish in the future.
Next weekend Fr. Kenan Freson, OFM, will be celebrating the 5:00PM vigil Mass at St. Bartholomew and the 9:30AM Mass at St. Vivian Parish. This will be the last weekend that Fr. Kenan presides at Mass with us. Fr. Kenan has been helping out at our parishes for over 35 years. He will be a Franciscan
Our Eighth Graders at John Paul II Catholic School and our Seventh Graders at St. Vivian School are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at the 2:00PM Mass on Sun., Feb. 5, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains! They have prepared long and hard to receive this sacrament. Please pray
Well, maybe not the best video ever, but the greatest speech by a talented young man giving witness to the Gospel for today’s youth (people 40 and younger). Jonathan Roumie, the actor who plays Jesus on “The Chosen” (a tremendously well-done and wildly popular television series about the New
I mentioned that some liturgical changes were on the way. My hope is that our liturgies will become even more reverent and, for lack of a better word, more efficient. Here are some of the more important ones. Please read them carefully, especially if you are an usher, a sacristan, or if you bring