Our Lady of Sorrows Parish celebrates with the families of the 23 boys and girls who recently made their First Communion and the 13 students who were confirmed by Bishop Mulhall on April 27. We pray that these experiences may be the start on a long and fruitful spiritual path for these children and all the members of their families. We are also most grateful for our dedicated team of Parish Catechists headed by our
Religious Education Director Mrs. Glenna Mackenzie!
Registration for the Sacraments of Penance, Eucharist (First Communion) and Confirmation takes place in June. Please see the Sunday bulletin for further details.
An Easter Gift for all of our Parishioners & Visitors!
A parish project of Evangelization
1345 As early as the second century we have the witness of St. Justin Martyr for the basic lines of the order of the Eucharistic celebration. They have stayed the same until our own day for all the great liturgical families. St. Justin wrote to the pagan emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161) around the year 155, explaining what Christians did:
The memoirs of the apostles and the writings of the prophets are read, as much as time permits.
When the reader has finished, he who presides over those gathered admonishes and challenges them to imitate these beautiful things.
Then we all rise together and offer prayers* for ourselves . . .and for all others, wherever they may be, so that we may be found righteous by our life and actions, and faithful to the commandments, so as to obtain eternal salvation.
When the prayers are concluded we exchange the kiss.
Then someone brings bread and a cup of water and wine mixed together to him who presides over the brethren.
He takes them and offers praise and glory to the Father of the universe, through the name of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and for a considerable time he gives thanks (in Greek: eucharistian) that we have been judged worthy of these gifts.
When he has concluded the prayers and thanksgivings, all present give voice to an acclamation by saying: 'Amen.'
When he who presides has given thanks and the people have responded, those whom we call deacons give to those present the "eucharisted" bread, wine and water and take them to those who are absent."
(Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Saturday @ 5:00 p.m. & Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday @ 8:30 a.m.