What is the Rite of Welcoming?

What is the Rite of Welcoming?

On the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus, Saint Malachi / Saint Patrick RCIA celebrate the Rite of Welcoming at Saint Patrick Church. This rite—the first public ritual celebrated in the RCIA process—acknowledges candidates who are baptized in another Christian denomination as disciples seeking full communion in the Catholic Church through reception of confirmation and…

Updates

In-person grief support

In-person grief support

February 4, 2021

Catholic Cemeteries Association continues to offer free monthly in-office grief support groups. You are free to explore your grief in a comfortable, private, and safe environment. Meetings are open-discussion format surrounding a monthly topic or whatever is on your heart. They do not build off each other so you can stop in any month and fit right in. If you…

Valentine to yourself

Valentine to yourself

February 4, 2021

So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13 So many times we have heard this Scripture and thought immediately of the love we show to the people around us, or that they show to us. During this month focused on “love,” Sr. Valerie Sweeney, minister in pastoral care at Jennings Center, will…

Fill up on Fridays

February 3, 2021

As we look toward a year of overcoming challenges, what better way to recharge your batteries at the end of your work week than to join your faith community in worship and devotion? Mass and Holy Hour will take place on most First Fridays throughout 2021. There will be a few exceptions due to other events or holidays occurring on…

We need your old palms

We need your old palms

February 3, 2021

If you have old palms, we’ll be happy to take them by February 14.  Please drop them off on any Sunday as you enter the church—or bring them to the rectory office during the week.  These palms will be burned and then used for ashes on February 17. 

Ash Wednesday – February 17

Ash Wednesday – February 17

February 1, 2021

Mass will be celebrated at 8:00am and 5:30pm on Ash Wednesday, February 17, with the distribution of ashes. Due to Covid, Bishop Malesic has sent special guidelines for the distribution of ashes. In place of a minister marking each forehead with ashes, the priest will administer one blessing over the entire congregation, followed by silently sprinkling a small quantity of…

Throat blessing

Throat blessing

January 29, 2021

Due to Covid-19, the blessing of the throats for the feast of St. Blaise will be in the form or a general blessing at the conclusion of each Mass on January 30 and 31.

Whose job is this, anyhow?

Whose job is this, anyhow?

January 29, 2021

“All the baptized, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelization, and it would be insufficient to envision a plan of evangelization to be carried out by professionals while the rest of the faithful would be simply passive recipients.” Directory of Catechesis (DFC)#288 This paragraph, from the 2020 DFC, reminds…