There is a marvelous story told about a four-year-old child who awoke one night frightened, convinced that in the darkness around her there were all kinds of spooks and monsters. Alone, she ran to her parents’ bedroom. Her mother calmed her down and, taking her by the hand, led her back to her own room, where she put on a light and reassured the child with these words: “You needn’t be afraid, you are not alone here. God is in the room with you.” The child replied: “I know that God is here, but I need someone in this room who has some skin!”
Excerpt from “The Holy Longing” by Ronald Rolheiser
Sometimes we just need God in skin. Our Ministry of Presence is just that – holding each other up, bearing each other’s burdens, praying, comforting, and listening. A vehicle of God’s love, we offer care and support, sometimes with words but often without. Our ministers bring Christ’s presence to the homebound, assisted care residents, the grieving, those living with cancer and those needing prayer. These pages offer prayer, support and resources for those times when life is more challenging and difficult.
Schedule of Events
Mass: Immaculate Conception: Sundays at 8:30 am St. Mary's Church: Sundays at 9:00 am St. Peter of Alcantara's Church: Saturdays at 4:30 pm and Sundays at 10:30 am
Rosary Schedule: Tuesday - 8:00 am at St. Peter of Alcantara's Church Wednesday - 8:00 am at St. Mary's Church and 6:30 pm at Immaculate Conception Church Thursday - 8:30 am at St. Peter of Alcantara's Church Friday - 9:00 am at St. Mary's Church
Reconciliation Schedule: Saturdays at 10:30 am at the St. Peter of Alcantara's Day Chapel
Eucharistic Adoration Schedule: Wednesdays at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Church
Hospitality Immaculate Conception: 3rd Sunday of the month after mass St. Mary's Church: 3rd Sunday of the month after mass St. Peter of Alcantara's Church: 4th weekend of the month after each mass
Bereavement Support Group: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 pm at the St. Mary's Parish Center
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