Monday, April 28, 2014

Mass remembering Bishop Joseph McFadden at the Cathedral

Bishop Gainer will commemorate the one year anniversary of Bishop McFadden’s death on Friday, May 2, 2014 with the celebration of Holy Mass at Saint Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg.  The Mass will take place at Noon.  All the Faithful of the Diocese are invited to participate in this Sacred Liturgy.

May we continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop McFadden

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Divine Mercy Confession Schedule!

JUST A REMINDER...confessions will be available from

today...4pm - 5pm and after Mass - 7:30pm

tomorrow...after the 11am Mass - 1pm and 4pm - 5pm.

The Divine Mercy Service will be held at 3pm.

Please consider joining us for this special service as we together recall the Lord's abundant love and mercy! 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Looking ahead to the weekend...

Don't forget this Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday.  Father C will be offering additional confession times this weekend for those who wish to receive the grace of the Sacrament. 

Saturday from 4pm - 5pm and after Mass - 7:30pm
Sunday after the 11am Mass - 1pm and 4pm - 5pm
The Divine Mercy Service will be held at 3pm
Also this weekend the Church will celebrate the canonization of two new Saints.  His Holiness Pope Francis will canonize two of his venerable predecessors Pope John XIII and Pope John Paul II.  This is a big weekend for us in the Church and how fitting we celebrate the canonization of these two great popes then to do it on Divine Mercy Sunday!


Before I forget...with this big weekend and lots going on, it is surely possible one may find it difficult to cook.  Never fear...our parish's Knights of Columbus Council will be having a Chicken BBQ this Sunday.  Please consider supporting them this weekend for they do a lot for our parish.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter...what is going on this week.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Once again I extend to all of you and your families my Easter greetings!  Please know you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.  Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend.  It was awesome to see a packed Church on Easter Sunday.  I took this picture of the Church decorated for Easter early this morning.  There is no doubt we have a beautiful Church!  Of course the Church is more than a building but is made up by the faithful who gather week after week in this sacred place which makes it all the more beautiful. 

For everyone's is the schedule for the Octave of Easter

Mass will be celebrated Monday thru Thursday at 5:15pm.  On Friday we will celebrate Mass at 8:30am with the School Community. 

Confessions will be heard...

Monday from 4:30pm - 5pm and after Mass - 6:30pm

Tuesday - Thursday from 4:30pm - 5pm

Friday from Noon - 1pm

Saturday from 4pm - 5pm and after Mass - 7:30pm

Sunday from Noon - 1pm and 4pm - 5pm

On Sunday afternoon we will have the service for Divine Mercy Sunday at 3pm

As we move forward this week may we remember that we are in the midst of the Easter Octave and may we make the extra effort this week to continue to radiate the Easter Joy to all those we encounter. 

Fr. C.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

It was a beautiful Easter Vigil this evening. What a great way to begin the Easter celebration! I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Mass tomorrow at either the 7:30am, 9am, and 11am. Remember there is NO 5:30PM Evening Mass tomorrow night! Come early and celebrate joyfully the day of the Lord's Resurrection.

Our Holy Father in his homily encouraged all of us rediscover our faith in the risen Lord. We are called to stir up the fire of His divine love and allow that fire to truly motivate us in everything we do. I am happy to provide a copy to every family who attends our Easter Services this weekend a copy of Matthew Kelly's book Rediscovering Catholicism! This was made possible through the contributions of a generous anonymous benefactor. We are all called this Easter to rediscover our faith and renew the promises that we made or were made for us at our baptism. May we radiate and share this Easter Joy with all we meet. Our Lord is risen! Alleluia...Alleluia!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Holy Week Schedule...

Holy Week Schedule...
Monday...Mass @ 8:30am...NO CONFESSIONS. Please pray for all priests as they renew their promises at the Chrism Mass that evening at the Cathedral.

Tuesday...Confessions 4pm - 5pm, Mass @ 5:15pm

Wednesday...Confessions from 4pm - 5pm, Mass @ 5:15pm, and confessions from after Mass - 7pm

Holy Thursday...Office of Readings/Morning Prayer at 10am, Confessions from 4pm - 5pm, Mass of the Lord'...
s Supper @ 7pm, and Confessions from 9pm - 10pm

Good Friday...Confessions from 9am - 10am, Office of Readings/Morning Prayer @ 10am, Confessions from Noon - 2pm, and Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3pm.

Holy Saturday...Office of Readings/Morning Prayer @10am, Blessing of Easter Foods @ 10:30am, and Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday...Masses at 7:30am, 9am, and 11am...NO SUNDAY EVENING 5:30PM Mass.

Simple Supper, Confessions, and Stations of the Cross

Confessions tomorrow from Noon - 1pm and from 6pm - 8pm! Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 7pm. Tomorrow's simple supper will be put on by the PTO and the School Board at 5:45pm. Please consider joining your parish family for a meal. On Palm Sunday confessions will be heard Saturday Night between 4pm - 5pm and again on Sunday between 3:30pm - 5pm and following Mass till 7:30pm.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Weekend Mass Schedule...

Brothers and Sisters,

This evening I am pleased to announce the new weekend Mass schedule which will go into effect on the weekend of June 7th/8th...Pentecost Sunday!!!

Fr. Carroll

The new schedule
Saturday Evening
Confessions 3:30pm - 4:15pm with Mass at 4:30pm
Confessions 7:15am - 7:45am with Masses at 8am, 10:45am, and 5:30pm

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stations of the Cross/Simple Supper and Confessions Friday

Don't forget Stations of the Cross will be prayed Thursday Afternoon at 2pm and Friday evening at 7pm.
There will be NO CONFESSIONS on Friday from Noon - 1pm.  Father Carroll has a burial at Fort Indian Town Gap that afternoon.
Confessions will be heard from 6:30pm - 8pm...before, during, and after stations of the Cross.
Simple Supper on Friday is being put together by the E-Team which will include the following...
Variety of Homemade Soups:  Irish Potato, Vegetable, and Mac & Cheese.
Beverages and Desert (Homemade Cookies)