¡Nuestras iglesias están abiertas para la celebración pública de la misa!

MISA DIARIA
8:30 AM en la Iglesia de San Estanislao 12 del mediodía en la Iglesia de la Transfiguración
MISA DEL SABADO
8:30 AM Misa en la Iglesia de San Estanislao
3PM Confesiones en la Iglesia de la Transfiguración
4PM Misa de vigilia para el domingo en la Iglesia de la Transfiguración
DOMINGO MISA
8AM [San Estanislao], 9:30 AM [Transfiguración],
11AM [San Estanislao]
12:30 PM Misa en español [San Estanislao],
12:30 PM [La misa tradicional latina en la Transfiguración]

Pedimos su cooperación; Si todos observan las precauciones de seguridad establecidas por el Estado y respaldadas por el Obispo, podemos abrir de manera segura, sin incidentes, y permanecer abiertos.

Debe usar máscaras y observar el distanciamiento social [los bancos están marcados con cinta adhesiva; siéntese en las áreas abiertas; los ujieres estarán encantados de ayudarle. Las personas que viven juntas pueden sentarse juntas como familia; de lo contrario respetar el distanciamiento social].

Por ahora, no hay missalettes, ni signos de paz, y la Sagrada Comunión se administra solo con el Anfitrión (las “tarjetas de banco” se pueden encontrar haciendo clic aquí y leyendo desde su teléfono o tableta).

Los ujieres no tomarán la colección como lo hacen usualmente: una canasta en la puerta de la iglesia le permitirá apoyar financieramente a la parroquia, lo cual agradecemos enormemente.

Al acercarse a la comunión, por favor venga en un solo archivo, dejando mucho espacio entre usted y la persona frente a usted. Lo alentamos a recibir la sagrada Hostia en sus manos; si desea recibir en la lengua, como es su derecho, venga al final de la línea.

Al comenzar, mantenemos todo muy simple; A medida que avanzamos durante estas semanas, volveremos gradualmente a la normalidad. ¡Es MARAVILLOSO tenerlos de regreso a misa!

Our Churches Are Open for Mass

Our churches are open for the public celebration of Mass!

DAILY MASS
8:30AM at St Stanislaus Church     12 Noon at Transfiguration Church

SATURDAY MASS
8:30AM daily Mass at St. Stanislaus Church
3PM Confessions at Transfiguration Church
4PM Vigil Mass for Sunday at Transfiguration Church

SUNDAY MASS
8AM [St Stanislaus], 9:30AM [Transfiguration],
11AM [St Stanislaus]
12:30PM Spanish Mass [St Stanislaus],
12:30PM [The Traditional Latin Mass at Transfiguration]

We ask your cooperation; if everyone observes the safety precautions established by the State and endorsed by the Bishop, we can open safely, without incident, and remain open.

You must wear masks and observe social distancing [the pews are marked with tape; sit in the open areas – Ushers will be glad to assist you. People living together can sit together as family; otherwise respect social distancing].

For now, there are no missalettes, no sign of peace, and Holy Communion is administered with the Host only (the “pew cards” can be found by clicking here and read from your phone or tablet).

The Ushers will not take up the collection as they usually do: a basket at the church door will enable you to support the parish financially, which we GREATLY appreciate.

Approaching for Communion, please come up in single file, leaving plenty of space between yourself and the person in front of you. We encourage you to receive the sacred Host in your hands; if you wish to receive on the tongue, as is your right, please come up at the end of the line.

As we begin, we are keeping everything very simple; as we go on during these weeks we will gradually return to normal. It is WONDERFUL to have you all back for Mass!!

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross:  click here
(This is a large file and may take time to download; please be patient)

There are a number of methods for praying the Way of the Cross and
a legitimate and holy variety of prayers, meditations and hymns that
may be employed according to the devotion of the Church. This
booklet contains two complete sets of prayers: a version of the well loved
Via Crucis composed by Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, and a set of

modern meditations composed by Father Stefano Penna, a priest of
the Diocese of Saskatoon, Canada. The second Way of the Cross
includes a “Fifteenth Station,” a meditation on Christ’s Resurrection,
which should be omitted on Good Friday.

 

That We May Imitate What They Contain, And Obtain What They Promise: a consideration of the holy Rosary

That We May Imitate What They Contain,
And Obtain What They Promise:
a consideration of the holy Rosary

–An article by Fr. Joseph Wilson

Seen from outside, Catholicism seems monolithic. Outsiders see a large institution, encrusted with customs and traditions, lists of things one must do, and must not do. It seems to outsiders as though things are pretty much the same wherever one goes, in every Catholic church.

But this is actually not true…  Click to read more 

 

 

Praying the Rosary

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The month of May is  a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family.  The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.

For this reason, I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May.

–Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis
to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020
click here for full letter

The Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation — Humility

It is appropriate to begin the rosary with the virtue of humility. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “humility is the foundation of prayer. Only when we humbly acknowledge that ‘we do not know how to pray as we ought,’ are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. ‘Man is a beggar before God.’ “ (CCC 2559)

2. The Visitation — Love of Neighbor

Mary hastened to her cousin’s Elizabeth’s house to help her in her time of need. In what ways can we be of service to our own neighbor’s today, whether we find that neighbor in our own home, in our community, at work, or on the internet?

3. The Nativity of the Lord — Poverty of Spirit, Detachment from the Things of the World

We live in a very consumerist culture. This mystery invites us to detach ourselves from our many possessions. What do we truly need and what is excess? What can we share with others?

4. Presentation — Obedience

Mary and Joseph humbly brought Jesus to the temple in accord with Jewish law. Obedience to God and to others can be very difficult, but offers us the opportunity to subjugate our own will to that of our heavenly Father. Not my will, but God’s will be done.

5. Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple — Piety

Piety is dedication to the Church’s sacramental life and devotions. Mary and Joseph were surprised to find Jesus in the temple. We, too, should be dedicated to our Church and the sacraments.

The Luminous Mysteries

1. The Baptism of Jesus — Openness to the Holy Spirit

We each receive the Holy Spirit in a special way in Baptism and again at Confirmation. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. We need only ask the Holy Spirit for help and help will be provided.

2. The Miracle at Cana — To Jesus through Mary

Mary encouraged her Son to perform his first miracle at the Wedding at Cana. She simply told the servants to “do whatever he tells you.” She helps us in a similar way — always pointing us to her Son and interceding on our behalf. We need only to turn to her and ask for help.

3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God — Repentance, Trust in God

Jesus spent the active years of his ministry preaching and performing miracles to proclaim the Kingdom of God. He asks us to express sorrow from our sin, turn away from sin, and trust in God.

4. Transfiguration — Desire for Holiness

Jesus gave three of his closest friends a glimpse of His glory at the Transfiguration. We, too, are called to holiness, and to ultimately live in glory in heaven. But, we need to want it and we need to want it more than what the world and the devil attempts to offer us.

5. Institution of the Eucharist — Eucharistic Adoration, Active Participation at Mass

Jesus gave us the greatest gift in the Eucharist. He gave us His very self. This mystery invites us to appreciate that gift fully and to participate at Mass often

Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden — Contrition, Conformity to the Will of God

Jesus, both fully human and fully divine, suffered immensely in the garden. He knew what was coming and he was terrified. He begged His Father to spare him, but submitted Himself fully to His will. We, too, are called to do this.

2. Scourging at the Pillar — Purity, Mortification

Mortification isn’t popular these days, but making small sacrifices and offering them up can be a great help to one’s spiritual life. There is an opportunity every day to sacrifice and to suffer in some small way.

3. Crowning with Thorns — Moral Courage

Jesus remained resolute even as he was being made fun of. Do we have the courage to stand up for our convictions even when we are being laughed at? Whose opinion matters more – God’s or those who surround us?

4. Carrying of the Cross — Patience

Patience is something we all seem to have difficulty with. Jesus patiently carried his cross through the streets of Jerusalem on the way to his Crucifixion. We can look to him for help when we are tempted to lose our patience.

5. Crucifixion — Salvation, Self-Denial

Jesus gave up everything for us on the cross. His took on the sins of the world, past, present, and future, and died for our salvation. We need to be so thankful for that gift. At the same time, when we are asked to die to ourselves and put others first, we can look to the cross for the example of total self-giving.

Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection — Faith

It takes great faith to believe that Jesus rose from the dead and that we, too, shall rise. As Jesus told his apostles, “Blessed are that who have not seen, and yet believe.” This mystery offers us help in maintaining that faith. “Lord, I believe. Please help my unbelief!”

2. The Ascension — Hope, Desire for Heaven

We hope for a world that is better than this one. We desire to live forever with Jesus in heaven. May that hope help shape our lives here on Earth.

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit — Wisdom, Love of God

The disciples were scared. They huddled together in that upper room not sure of what to do. Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon them and they were ready to go out and give their very lives in service to God. May the Holy Spirit also grant us that wisdom and love of God.

4. The Assumption of Mary — Devotion to Mary

Mary was brought up to heaven body and soul. We are devoted to her because of her relationship to her Son and because God saw fit to raise her up. “Blessed are you among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.”

5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary — Eternal Happiness

Mary is the Queen of Heaven, enjoying forever her rightful place next to her Son. May we one day share in her happiness.

 

 

Are you Hungry Yet?

     Each and every family meal can be a ‘eucharistic’ moment—a time of charity and being nourished in both body and soul. Now, before you roll your eyes at us and say “Yeah, right, explain that to my screaming three year old,” watch this episode of Closing the Social Distance, and hear us out! Our meals this side of paradise will always be imperfect, one way or another. But the way we enjoy the main meal each day helps train us for things well beyond table manners: it teaches us something about communion with each other, and that is what we await in the Mass!
     Fr. Henry mentions the film Babette’s Feast in this episode: to find out more, click on the blue  link. You can stream it on Amazon Prime and iTunes, too.
     Stay well, and stay hungry—for God!
     Oremus pro invicem—let’s pray for each other,
The Dominican Friars

 

Some Words of Hope

Some Words of Hope

Some words of Hope:

In times of uncertainty in our lives, during periods of despair or grief, we can easily become cynical and hardened to hope and to the presence of God in our lives.

 

St. Stanislaus Church re-open for private visit

Tuesday, May 26 at 8:00am, the parking lot entrance to St. Stanislaus Church WILL BE OPEN for anyone who wishes to make a private visit.
The door will remain open until 11:30am.

However:  There are some common sense requirements to keep the environment safe.
Please,

  • WEAR A MASK,
  • MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE (This is for private not communal prayer),
  • BRING HAND SANITIZER.
  •  Kindly respect areas blocked off and refrain from touching statues.

Of course, if you do not feel well, stay home!

A full list of the diocesan requirements is available on our website. (Click Here)

There will be parishioners available to assist if you have any questions.  I have asked the priests to make themselves available for confession.  As of now, the Church will be open every day at the same schedule.  I will keep you updated of any changes.  There is more work that needs to be done before Transfiguration Church can be opened – hopefully, that will be soon.