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Feast of Santa Rosalia to be celebrated Aug. 27 with Mass, festivities

Members of the Santa Rosalia Society invite everyone to attend the celebration of the Feast of Santa Rosalia on Saturday, Aug. 27. The schedule of events is as follows: 4:30 p.m.: Mass at St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish. 5:20 p.m.: Procession following Mass with the statue and Red Band from the […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time Call to worship In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that being blessed means that we must be prepared and vigilant, always ready to meet our Master. To the point: What, really, does the Father give us? What is the treasure that is to claim our hearts? The “inexhaustible treasure in […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time Reflection: Putting your faith into action By SISTER MARY McGLONE Do not be afraid. Gird your loins. Sell your goods and give generously to those in need. Don your traveling duds. Keep the porch light on and stay by the door. Secure what you treasure, knowing that its hiding place […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Reflection: Prophets, old and modern, endured hardships By SISTER MARY McGLONE “I have come to set the Earth on fire!” Sweet holy card images aside, Jesus was no wimp! Nor could he be apolitical. In our trip through the Gospel of Luke, we have passed a dividing line, a measure […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time Call to worship In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the story of a rich man who deeply cares about his earthly possessions. Jesus calls us to acknowledge and celebrate the treasures we have stored in heaven. To the point: The rich man in today’s Gospel parable judges that he has stored […]

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Parish volunteers: Always on the go, Gina takes time to enjoy her life

Gina Batson probably doesn’t have time to sleep. She’s always busy working, volunteering, traveling, listening to music, exercising and learning about her Italian roots. Our parish was built by Italian immigrants, and one of your favorite things is learning Italian traditions. Why do you like to learn about these traditions and what have you learned? […]