Prayer of St. Cyprian
Almighty God, we are reminded through your servant St. Cyprian, of your Spirit always within us and Your continued presence in us, and of our oneness with You and the Church. May we always grow together and profess You in Faith, Unity, and Hope. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we ask this through Christ our Lord
Effective Wednesday March 18th the Archdiocese has suspended all Masses for 8 weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It will be evaluated on a week by week basis. Please take advantage of live streamed Mass links provided and continue to pray for the souls this disease has effected.
From the Pastor’s Desk
May Jesus Christ, Savior of the World, and giver of eternal life, be with you!
Our world, and country, continues to experience the pandemic of the Coronavirus. It is important to heed the on-going request b the CDC and our political leaders for safety and prevention. Life is a gift from God and therefore very important, not only to God our Creator, but also to our families and friends. This Coronavirus is very serious, so please wash your hands frequently, do not mingle where there are over ten people, and protect yourselves. Spiritually pray the rosary, read scripture, and offer your prayers for a quick end to this pandemic.
Our Lenten Season has quickly come to an end. We begin Holy Week April 5, 2020; with Palm Sunday. Although we cannot come together for Holy Week Masses and Service, let us come together spiritually. May our prayers be like incense that rises up to the Lord. Keep Holy Week in your minds and thoughts, acknowledging the importance and its significance. By the grace of God, next year we will gather as a Church community to celebrate Holy Week with splendor and holiness.
On this Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, we remember Jesus Christ’s triumphant entrance through Jerusalem with the cries of “Hosana” and later on the shouting of “Let him be crucified.” However, Jesus Christ is reminded, he takes refuge in the knowledge that God is stronger and will save him. May our thoughts be like Jesus Christ, acknowledging that God is stronger and will save us through all trials and tribulations.
Finally don’t forget to watch us live stream on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.
Peace and Blessings,
ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND
Pastor Edward Mote penned this hymn 150 years ago. No matter what generation we’re living in, they still hold true today. Matthew 7:24 says this, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a man who built his house On the rock.”
Lots of headline news swirling around in our world these weeks. Difficult stories, political battles, wars with words, suffering, unrest, uncertainty, terrorist threats, disaster, violence, evil, Covid-19. The images and stories can often leave us feeling overwhelmed with fear and worry, for our children, for the future, for believers, and for our nation.
Yet God’s Truth beaks through all that mess. He breathes peace and assurance that no matter what, He still holds all things in His Hands. He’s not pacing Heaven’s floors. He’s not thinking up a Plan B since Plan A didn’t work. He reminds us that He’s still in Control, and is the security of our days.
The powerful words of this old hymn are filled with such truth, grace, and relevance still for this day: “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand”.
The Truth remains through all eternity that Jesus is the Rock that won’t move. Trust in the Lord!!
Our Commitment to Christ: Commitment is the choice to STAY when it would be easier to go.