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Family of the Year - Presented by the Knights of Columbus

Dear Parishioners,

Each year the Knights of Columbus Archbishop Elder Council nominate a “Family of the Year.” The purpose of this is to give beautiful examples of Catholic family life in our parish. Of course each year most of these families feel unworthy of this honor, and most of the time I have to cajole the families to accept this honor. The Pappalardo’s were quite humbled by this, and of course do not want to bring attention onto themselves, but to Jesus Christ who has blessed them with their beautiful family. I am most honored to be able to honor them this weekend as the 9:30am Mass as the Knights of Columbus Family of the Year. May God continue to bless Jim and Anita, and their five sons, each in their own way have generously served our parish and community. May the Lord bless all our families as we all travel the road to our heavenly homeland. Here are a few words of thanks from the Pappalardo family.

From the Pastor 07/27/14

Mother of Mercy Perpetual Adoration Chapel: Last week some people mentioned that noise could be heard coming from St. Joseph Room during preparations for and on the day the Ladies of Charity sponsored their Treasure Mart. There is no doubt that some residual noise will spill over during meetings and activities from St. Joseph Room. This will happen despite the fact that all ceilings and walls have been sound-proofed. It is a very busy parish with lots of activities going on, and St. Joseph Room is one of our major meeting areas. It is just something we will have to tolerate with patience and charity. Also, there is a noise diffuser in the chapel vestibule. If you hear some noise, please do not hesitate to turn on the noise diffuser.

You may have also noticed that we are dealing with air conditioning issues with the chapel. For some reason half of the Parish Center is not cooling as well as it should ― that side being St. Joseph Room and the new chapel. We are working on this issue and hopefully it is solved by the time this bulletin goes to print.

Message on St Gertrude School from Ralph Martin

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I don't often conduct parish missions these days so that I can focus on clergy and deacon events. However, I've recently completed three missions, each one special in its own way. I conducted a three-night parish mission at St. Gertrude in Madeira, OH, a suburb of Cincinnati.

Fr. Ezra’s Farewell Mass and Reception Photo Album

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Mother of Mercy Perpetual Adoration Chapel Picture Album

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Please note that there are public hours and private hours for Eucharistic Adoration. The chapel will be open for public adoration from 6am to 9pm. The chapel will be closed for private adoration from 9pm to 6am. Only the Eucharistic Guardians who are assigned to private hours will be allowed in the chapel during these hours. Due to security reasons they will not open the door for people wishing to visit during the private hours. So please be aware that if you wish to adore the Blessed Sacrament from 9pm to 6am, you have to sign up for an hour of adoration.


Finally, we will still maintain the Wednesday and Thursday 7-8pm Holy Hours as we have always done. Confessions will still be heard during the Wednesday evening Holy Hour, and the 20’s Group will continue to sponsor the Thursday evening Holy Hour.

2014 Festival Pictures

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Luke E. Hart Series (What Catholics believe, How Catholics pray, How Catholics live)

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Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series answers three questions of the deepest importance to any practicing Catholic, or person looking for a better understanding of our faith: What does a Catholic believe?, How does the Catholic worship?, and How does the Catholic live?

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

St. Birgitta of Sweden (Holy Repentance)

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