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February 2014

Feb 22

February 23, 2014, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

News and Notes:  Wednesday, March 5 is Ash Wednesday.  The liturgical schedule for that day is as follows:  7AM at SMG Mass with blessing and distribution of ashes 9AM at OLA Mass with blessing and distribution of ashes 4PM at SMG Liturgy of the Word with distribution of blessed ashes 7PM at OLA Liturgy of the Word with...
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Feb 15

February 16, 2014, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

News and Notes:  This weekend we are celebrating World Marriage Day, and giving our married couples a chance to renew their wedding vows during Mass.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that husband and wife, in their intimate sacramental communion of life and love, are leaders of their own “domestic church,” a...
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Feb 8

February 9, 2014, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

News and Notes:  We are celebrating the anointing of the sick this weekend after the 4PM Saturday Masses in both parishes and the 10AM (SMG) and 11AM (OLA) Sunday Masses in observance of the 22nd annual World Day of the Sick (which is officially February 11).  In his message for this occasion, Pope Francis comments on the theme of...
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Feb 1

February 2, 2014, Presentation of the Lord

News and Notes:  Monday, February 3 is the Feast of St. Blaise, a day in which the Church offers the Blessing of Throats. Priests have the option of praying this blessing over the whole assembly at the conclusion of Masses this weekend.  If you wish to have you throat blessed individually, come to the daily Mass on Monday morning 2/3...
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