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
Amen.


Lenten Mass Schedule

Wednesday, February 17 – Ash Wednesday mass: 8:00 am; 9:30 am; 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 24 – Mass: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 3 – Mass: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 10 – Evening of Reflection: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 17 – Stations of the Cross: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 24 – Stations of the Cross: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 31 – Mary’s Way of the Cross: 7:00 pm


From the Pastor’s Desk

May Jesus Christ, the way that leads us out of darkness into God’s wonderful light, be with you!

We have come to the end of the month of February. While the shortest month of the year, it is full of excitement. We witnessed several snowstorms, Texas black out, and the ongoing saga of Washington politics. We also witnessed the decline of COVID-19 cases and thousands of people receiving the vaccine. The celebration of Black History Month and the start of the season of Lent. While we bid farewell to the month of February, it will go down in history as the month to remember.

Speaking of vaccines, I strongly encourage everyone to get the vaccine. I am happy to hear many of our parishioners are receiving it. Please take this seriously so our country can return to normalcy.

I encourage everyone to join St. Cyprian Parish on the Lenten Journey held every Wednesday night during Lent. This coming Wednesday, we will have Mass. Make this Journey a part of your Lenten spiritual experience.

As a reminder, we continue to sanitize the Church after each Mass. I am grateful to the team of parishioners who volunteer to sanitize the church completely.

On this Second Sunday of Lent, we hear about Jesus’ Transfiguration, it is an Epiphany story. It reveals Jesus identity as the Son of God and his eventual mission and goal at Calvary. The transfiguration was a changing moment for his disciples. It should also be a changing moment for us as well. Lent can help us with our transfiguration moment. May we be open to it with faith, trust, and hope.

Peace and Blessings,
Msgr. Britto


DEACON’S CORNER

In Honor of Black History Month
Inventions by African Americans

Air Conditioning Unit – Frederick M. Jones 1949Folding Bed – Leonard C. Bailey 1899Lunch Pail – James Robinson 1987
Almanac – Benjamin Banneker 1971Folding Chair – Nathaniel Alexander 1911Mailbox – Paul I. Downing 1891
Auto Cut-Off Switch – Granville T. Woods 1939Fountain Pen – Walter B. Purvis 1890Mop – Thomas W. Stewart 1893
Auto Fishing Device – George Cook 1899Furniture Caster – David A. Fisher 1878Motor drive for phonograph Arm -Joseph H. Dickinson. 1917
Baby Buggy – William H. Richardson 1889Gas Mask – Garret Morgan 1914Peanut Butter – George w. Carver 1896
Biscuit Cutter – Alexander P. Ashbourne 1875Golf Tee – George T. Grant 1899Pencil Sharpener – John I. Live 1897
Blood Plasma Bag – Charles Drew 1945Guitar – Robert F. Fleming. 1886Phone transmitter – Granville T. Woods 1884
Chamber Commode – Thomas Elkins 1897Hairbrush – Lydia O. Newman 1898Rolling Pin – John W. Reed 1864
Clothes Dryer – George T. Sampson 1971Hand Stamp-Walter B. Purvis 1883Shampoo Headrest – Charles Oren Bailiff 1898
Curtain Rod – Samuel R. Scrottron 1892Ice Cream Scoop – Alfred I. Cralle-1897Spark Plug – Edmond Berger 1839
Curtain Rod Support – Williams S. Grant 1896Insect Destroyer Gun – Albert C. Richardson 1899Stethoscope – Thomas A. Carrington 1876
Doorknob – Osbourn Dorsey1878Ironing Board – Sarah Boone 1887Straightening Comb – Madam C.J. Walker-1905
Door Stop – Osbourn Dorsey 1878Key Chain – Frederick J. Loudin 1894Street Sweeper – Charles B. Brooks 1890
Egg Beater – Willie Johnson 1884Lantern – Michael C. Harvey 1884Thermostat Control – Frederick M. Jones 1960
Electric Light Bulb -Lewis Latimer 1882Lawn Sprinkler – John H. Smith 1897Traffic Light – Garret Morgan 1923
Elevator – Alexander Miles 1867Lemon Squeezer – John Thomas White 1893Tricycle – Matthew A. Cherry 1886
Eye Protector – Powell Johnson 1880Lock – Washington A. martin 1893
Fire Escape Ladder – Joseph W. Winters 1878Lubricating Cup – Elijah McCoy 1895

Deacon Nightingale
Our commitment to Christ: Mind, Heart & Soul.


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:

  1. Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.

  2. Wear your mask in church except children 2years old and younger

  3. Do not attend Mass if you are high risk to contract COVID19

  4. Do not attend Mass if you are sick

  5. Use the center doors when entering church.

  6. Please sanitize your hands when you enter church

  7. Missals and hymnals will no longer be in the pews.

  8. Please follow directions on signs when taking your seat.

  9. Members of the same household may sit together.

  10. Sit 6 ft apart if not in the same household

  11. No Sign of Peace at this time

  12. No Precious Blood at this time

  13. Do not hold hands during the “Our Father”

  14. Receive Holy Communion by hand remove your mask before receiving Holy Communion

  15. Do not congregate after Mass, please go directly to your car.

  16. 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.