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
From the Pastor’s Desk
May Jesus Christ, who came to bring salvation to all people, be with you!
This weekend is a joyful weekend for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Two men will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese. One of these men is Kenneth Cavara. He was assigned to our parish for one year. Join me as we congratulate him on his priestly ministry to the Church. Let us also pray that more men, and women, will hear God calling them to the priesthood, deaconate, and religious life. I ask that you pray for all priests and deacons, especially those who minister to our parish. Please, thank them for their vocation.
As our country is slowly recuperating from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue to keep our guard up and protect ourselves. Remain safe and cautious. Keep following the guidelines set up by the CDC. If you have doubts about getting vaccinated, please pray on it. If you have not received the vaccine, please consider getting it. It has been proven that the vaccine is working and Covid cases are on the decline. So, please get vaccinated.
I ask everyone to encourage fellow parishioners to return to Church. We continue to sanitize the Church, weekly and between masses. With more people getting vaccinated, it would be good to have our faith community back together receiving Holy Communion and to fellowship again.
The season of Easter is quickly coming to an end. Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday which closes the season of Easter. Our readings for today’s Mass remind us of the coming of the Holy Spirit, who will continue to watch over and guide all believers, leading them to the kingdom of God, and empowering all to continue to proclaim and preach about Jesus Christ. Let us be open to the gift of the Holy Spirit and allow him to continue to work in and through us.
Peace and Blessings
May’s Mary and Me
What does Mary mean? Rose of Dawn, sun upon the sea flowers sweetest fragrance, song of birds rejoicing daylong. This is some of what she is to me.
God’s creation was all perfection then, as both Crown and Coronation, He gave Mary, Maid and Mother, greater than whom no woman other, she sums up all beauty’s formation.
Her sorrows sink deep into my heart, sharing in her joys I have a part. Those glorious mysteries divine which includes Mary in their design, celebrate her by every art.
Mother of the Father’s Son, the God who is Three in One, Spirit conceived Holy Child, of Mary, the Virgin mild Praising this we have not done.
In the brightening Spring month, we call May, rejoicing in the ever-long day, to Mary we turn our eyes with delight, her angel adorned beauty pleases sight. Dear Advocate, who for us now does pray.
Her name I always gladly recall, O happy fault, necessary fall, that gave us Jesus, Her Savior Son with power to redeem everyone, and gave us Mary, Mother of all.
Our commitment to Christ: Our commitment to Christ: I am not giving up, not selling out, I’m in this for life.
New Poll Show Favorability of the Church is on the Rise
A new poll by Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows that Catholics have a higher opinion of the Church than they did a year ago. The poll shows that U.S. Catholics expressed a 74% level of favorability of the Church, compared to 57% last April. Similarly, the general population’s opinion has increased from 40% in April 2019 to about 42%. As parishes, diocese and other institutions of the Church wrestle to respond to 2018 revelations of further clergy sexual abuse, this report brings hope that, while much more needs to be done, the Church and its members are healing. The report also recorded the faithful’s view of Pope Francis, which sat at 75%, only slightly down from November with 78%, both of which were higher than the view of the pop by the general public.
Coming To Mass, Please Remember:
Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
Wear your mask in church except children 2years old and younger
Do not attend Mass if you are high risk to contract COVID19
Do not attend Mass if you are sick
Use the center doors when entering church.
Please sanitize your hands when you enter church
Missals and hymnals will no longer be in the pews.
Please follow directions on signs when taking your seat.
Members of the same household may sit together.
Sit 6 ft apart if not in the same household
No Sign of Peace at this time
No Precious Blood at this time
Do not hold hands during the “Our Father”
Receive Holy Communion by hand remove your mask before receiving Holy Communion
Do not congregate after Mass, please go directly to your car.
Please leave your mask on as you exit church
We will continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC. The church will be sanitized between each mass and deep cleaned during the week preparing for Sunday Mass.