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— February 23, 2018

The Sacrament of Penance

The Sacrament of Penance is often referred to as Confession, or as the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All three names reference an action that is done in the sacrament.

— February 16, 2018

Days of Fasting and Abstinence

I remember as a boy journeying through the days of Lent. When I was young the Lenten obligations regarding fasting and abstinence were much different than they currently are in the church.

— February 7, 2018

Our Lenten Journey

We will begin our forty-day Lenten journey to the glories of Easter on Wednesday, February 14th. The symbol of ashes that we receive on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday are a reminder to us of our mortality and the call to repent, to turn away from sin and believe the Good News. The season of Lent is…

— February 4, 2018

Public Policy Advocacy Weekend:

Next weekend February 10/11 has been designated as Public Policy Advocacy Weekend. Bishop Matano and the Diocese of Rochester Public Policy Committee are asking us to join them and the U. S. Catholic Bishops to advocate for passage of The Dream Act by Congress. Please consider taking a moment…

— January 16, 2018

Letter from Bishop Matano

2018 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA - Year of the Eucharist

— January 11, 2018

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins Thursday, January 18. The theme chosen for 2018 is “Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power” (Exodus 15:6). The churches of Union Springs have been observing this Week of Prayer for the past 39 years. During the week of prayer gatherings will…

— December 17, 2017

O Come Lord Jesus into our Hearts

The Third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath. Gaudete is from the Latin verb gaudere (to rejoice). It is a command ordering us to rejoice! May we rejoice in the Lord always as we reflect on the gift of Jesus our Savior.

— December 10, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent.

In the season of Advent the Sunday gospel readings about the ministry of John the Baptist remind us of our need to repent of our sins. Repentance is clearly a key aspect in our preparation to receive the Lord Jesus into our lives. But, the major emphasis in the season of Advent is on waiting with…

— December 3, 2017

Advent/Christmas Season Schedule: 2017/2018

As we begin the Season of Advent I want to share with you following schedule of Masses and times for the Sacrament of Penance that take place during the Advent/Christmas Season. You might want to put it on your refrigerator for reference or better yet share it with your relatives or neighbors.

— November 26, 2017

Feast of Christ the King

Today as we celebrate The Feast of Christ the King we enter into the last week of the church liturgical year.

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