Mass schedule for St. Rita and St. Stephen Church
This is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our Mass was led by Monsignor Joseph DiSciacca, and our Lector today was Cathy Nicefaro.
Dr. Brian Stiltner of Sacred Heart University examines the Catholic practice of “faithful citizenship,” as taught by the U.S. Bishops, in light of the person of Jesus.
Various prayer forms and schools of spirituality that saints established through the centuries will be discussed.
In this video, Archbishop Blair addresses Catholics who are working through the process of choosing a candidate to vote for in this election.
“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” …
Divine Mercy Parish is participating in the annual 40 Days for Life Campaign, a worldwide …
Get ready for a new and exciting Faith Formation program this year!
RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, will begin with an introductory session on Oct. 4, 2020 at 10:15 at Divine Mercy Parish.
October 25, 2020
We are almost at the end of October. I hope that you have been able to pray the rosary during this month or said one of the Marian prayers like the Memorare, or Salve Regina. These prayers not only honor Mary, they help us to deepen our relationship with Mary who always leads us to trusting in her Son, Jesus.
Many, too, focused in October on Respect for Life and the 40 Days for Life Program. These efforts help us to realize how important the gift of human life is to us as Catholics. From the very first moment of conception to natural death, all life is sacred. So, we stand against abortion, all violence, abuse, capital punishment, unjust war, euthanasia. We respect the human rights of every person. Each person is to receive honor and be welcome to participate as fully as possible in society that seeks the common good.
This month also calls us to be prepared to vote with a conscience that has been informed and uses the virtue of prudence. We may not feel comfortable with any one particular candidate, but vote we must. We seek the best information available to us and vote using our ability to choose even though we may not agree completely with a candidate.
I also encourage you to watch the Beatification of Father Michael J. McGivney on Saturday morning, October 31 . Father McGivney was a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford and the founder of the Knights of Columbus. We honor him, the holiness of his life and his work in supporting those in need.
Looking forward to November: the month of all Saints and Thanksgiving.