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Squires Spaghetti Dinner
Join the Thomas E. Hinson Squires for a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Sunday, April 27th at 6:30pm in Aquinas Hall. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Cost is $8/adult, $4/child. Family pricing is also available. Proceeds will benefit the Squires Circle activities. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses this weekend and at the door. For more information contact Thomas Beckett.
Father Winslow will be giving a short presentation on the Newest Saints during dinner! Pope Saint John XXIII and Pope Saint John Paul II! Here are some cool facts you might not have known about about one of these holy men!
Easter Greetings from our Pastor
Dear Parish Family,
Christ is Risen! Blessed and Happy Easter to all.
As we enter into the Easter Season, I would like to take this opportunity to bring some order and definition to our Sunday celebration of Holy Mass. Consistent with our tradition, Sunday Masses can be celebrated with different levels of solemnity. The new Missal of Paul VI is different, however, in that it liberally affords the priest a great deal of discretion as to which level of solemnity should be exercised. This includes such things as processions, music, incense and additional prayers that can vary on any given Sunday at any given Mass. The difficulty with this new arrangement is that it does not afford the faithful the opportunity to anticipate at what level of solemnity a Mass may be celebrated. Some resonate better with a simpler celebration, while other resonate better with a more solemn celebration. Therefore, that the faithful might better anticipate our Sunday celebration's level of solemnity, Masses will be characterized as follows:
Saturday 5:30 pm - Mid-Level Solemnity (Generally this means minimal processions, sung Mass parts, with sacred music, no regular use of incense.)
Sunday 7:30 am - Low-Level Solemnity (Generally this means minimal processions, minimal sung Mass parts, minimal to no sacred music, no regular use of incense.)
Sunday 9:30 am - Mid-Level Solemnity (I have decided to gear this Mass in order to accommodate families. As such a Mid-Level of Solemnity is appropriate with a regular use of a children's choir and/or youth cantor. Furthermore, from now on coffee and doughnuts will be served in Aquinas Hall following this Mass.)
Sunday 11:30 am - High-Level Solemnity (Generally this means maximum processions, sung Mass parts, sacred music, regular use of incense, the regular exercise of more solemn options in the Missal.)
Sunday 5 pm - Mid-Level Solemnity
On another note, I hope this Easter Sunday you are inspired more than ever to draw closer to Christ. Please consider the following ways we can help: