From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

Good news: The Noon Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays will continue! It is time to make it a fixed part of the schedule even outside of special seasons. So let it be the law of the parish: Daily Masses are 6:30 am, 9 am, and 12 Noon every day Monday – Friday.

With the Eucharist being the source and summit of our lives, I am so glad to see the great crowds that come to the Noon Mass. And we are blessed with five priests in the parish, so we can make it work!

This brings up the topic of Mass intentions. This week we had a parish family whose grandparents were in a horrible accident. The grandfather passed away, and the grandmother is in intensive care. As a priest, my deepest desire was immediately to offer Mass for them. And as a priest, I was able to offer Mass for them on my day off, since I didn’t have one of the parish Masses.

I know it can be frustrating to desire to have a Mass offered, and find out that all of our Masses for 2022 are already claimed! Ouch. And our book of Mass intentions for 2023 won’t open until November. Oooff.

So, I am going to leave a few of those 12 Noon M-F Masses with open intentions, especially for folks who have an unexpected emergency or death in the family. If you ask kindly, the staff may be able to get you one Mass intention this year (but only one)!

Unscheduled Masses (where the priest will offer the Mass asap, but you will not know the date or time)are always an option. For example: this week we are working on the ‘unscheduled’ Mass requests that came in in April!


Father John Mosimann

July 31, 2022
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