Christmas Season Mass Schedule 2021

Please click here to view the full schedule of Masses for the Christmas season, as well as instructions for how to register for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.

Knights of Columbus Founder Father Michael McGivney Moves Closer to Sainthood

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, a Connecticut priest who served his flock during the pandemic of 1890, before himself becoming ill and dying of pneumonia. The pope’s action […]

On Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII HAURIETIS AQUAS ON DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART May 15, 1956 Venerable Brethren: Health and Apostolic Benediction. 1. “You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior’s fountain.”(1) These words by which the prophet Isaias, using highly significant imagery, foretold the manifold and abundant gifts of God which the […]

Pope Francis adds feast of Saint Faustina to Roman Calendar

Pope Francis makes the feast of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska an optional memorial for the universal Church, celebrated on 5 October. By Vatican News The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a decree on Monday, 18 May, inscribing the celebration of Saint Maria Faustina (Helena) Kowalska, virgin, in the General Roman […]

St. Eugene de Mazenod, Bishop of Marseilles

St. Eugene de Mazenod, Bishop of Marseilles (1782 – 1861): The Founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) by Dr. Claude Perera, OMI Early Life French Nobleman, the President of the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence and to Marie-Rose Joannis of the French bourgeois merchantry had a son on 01.08.1782 at Aix-en-Provence, […]

Our Lady of Fátima

Written by Fr. Claude Perera The Time of the Apparitions: May 13 – Oct 13, 1917 Ecclesiastical Approval: On Oct 13, 1930 by Bishop JosŽ Alves Correia da Silva, Diocese of Leiria, Portugal Feast Day: May 13 ************ In the early spring of 1916, three shepherd children named Lúcia  dos Santos (nine years old) and […]

Interreligious dialogue

Dr. Claude Perera, OMI, BTh (Pontifical Urban University, Rome; LSS, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; PhD and DD, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; Masters in Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka PART 1 Buddha Founder of Buddhism: His Life and Teachings On the full moon day of May (this year on 07.05.2020), Buddhists world over […]

St. Joseph, the Worker (May 1)

By Fr. Claude Perera The feast of St. Joseph the Worker which falls on the first of May is only to an optional memorial or a memorial in the Catholic liturgical calendar. On the other hand, today is also the beginning of the May devotions to the Mother of God. In many parts of the […]

Consecration of Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary

At the invitation of our Bishop, who will consecrate our Diocese this Friday, May 1st, we are encouraged to consecrate ourselves and our families to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, as we pray for her maternal protection during this pandemic. Please use the text provided below.Fr. Mariusz Prayer of Consecration Most Blessed […]

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to […]