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Church Photos from Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Your webmaster forgot to post these photos of the church for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion/Holy Week:

Easter Monday-5:30pm Low Mass for the Holy Father

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

– St. Luke, 24:34

Just a reminder, beginning this afternoon (Monday, April 5), and continuing every weekday afternoon during the Easter Octave (through Friday) at 5:30pm, and again on Saturday morning, April 10 at 10:00am, the traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered at St. Mary’s, Salem, for the intentions of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI.

All are encouraged to join faithful Catholics and Christians throughout the world in prayer for our sweet Christ on earth, and thus unite in solidarity around the successor to St. Peter, Pope Benedict XVI.

Again, the extra Masses scheduled this week are Monday through Firday at 5:30 pm and on Saturday morning at 10:00 am.  The usual morning schedule will still be kept, with the morning Mass (in English, Ordinary Form) at 8:15 am, Monday through Friday.

Please remember to pray for our Holy Father during this time when he is being so unjustly attacked by the media and the enemies of the Church (including some from within the Catholic Church).

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V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict.

R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and bless him upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.
Our Father.  Hail Mary.  Glory be to the Father…

Let us pray.  O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life.  Through Christ our Lord.   AMEN.

Easter 2010 picture gallery

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

“Indeed, the cure for death does exist. Christ is the tree of life, once more within our reach. If we remain close to him, then we have life. Hence, during this night of resurrection, with all our hearts we shall sing the alleluia, the song of joy that has no need of words. Hence, Paul can say to the Philippians: “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, rejoice!” (Phil 4:4). Joy cannot be commanded. It can only be given. The risen Lord gives us joy: true life. We are already held for ever in the love of the One to whom all power in heaven and on earth has been given (cf. Mt 28:18). In this way, confident of being heard, we make our own the Church’s Prayer over the Gifts from the liturgy of this night: Accept the prayers and offerings of your people. With your help may this Easter mystery of our redemption bring to perfection the saving work you have begun in us.  Amen.”  
                                                    
 -Pope Benedict XVI, Homily for the Paschal Vigil 2010