Happy Feast of the Assumption!

Hope you are all enjoying this Sunny Saturday – Just a few things for the weekend:

  • This weekend, we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother, Mary. The readings can be found here on the USCCB website.
  • Today, August 15, we begin a 54 day Rosary Novena that goes all the way to October 7th, the Feast Day of the Holy Rosary.  This Novena is being prayed around the country by thousands of others for the petition of God’s peace and blessing in our country as we approach the election.  The first 27 days we pray a rosary for the intention of God’s peace and blessing surrounding our upcoming election, then the next 27 days we pray in thanksgiving that the Lord has answered our prayer. We start with the Joyful Mysteries, the second day we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries, and the third day we pray the Glorious Mysteries, then repeat the cycle. You can find more details about the Novena and sign up for reminders at this website: rosarycoasttocoast.com.  We will begin the 54-Day Novena as a Parish around 5pm this evening after the 4pm Vigil Mass. If you would like to join us, please meet at the statue of Mary near the Bridge Street and Garfield Avenue corner entrance of the church at about 5pm. 
  • We will plan on outdoor Mass on Sunday at 11:00 am – the forecast says sunny and 76 degrees.
  • We still need extra help cleaning after the 4:00 pm and 9:00 am Masses. Please consider sharing 10-15 minutes of your time with us to help with disinfecting surfaces. Click here to sign up.
  • Another reminder that next weekend is the St. Matthew’s Parish Festival on Sunday, August 23rd. The format will be “virtual” this year with an online auction, 50/50 raffle, and a curbside pickup Polish Dinner from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. For more information, please visit the Boyne Catholic Community website: www.jamcc.org
  • Fr. Peter’s article is now online. Click here to read it.
  • Click here for this weekend’s bulletin 
  • On Friday, September 4, starting at 6:30pm. Cross in the Woods Parish is hosting an event called The Power of Jesus: An Evening of Praise, Preaching, Eucharist Adoration & Healing Prayer with Fr. Patrick Gonyeau. The event will take place outdoors (weather permitting) and will close at 8:30pm. Fr. Patrick and his trained prayer ministers have offered to remain after the event to pray over people who so desire. Please see the flyer on our website for more information.
  • Finally, Fr. Peter will be on retreat next week starting Sunday afternoon. Monday evening’s daily Mass is cancelled, but Fr. Jim Hayden will be here Tuesday-Friday for morning Mass at 8:30am.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

“To put into practice the teachings of our holy faith, it is not enough to convince ourselves that they are true; we must love them. Love united to faith makes us practise our religion.”
— St. Alphonsus Liguori