Please pray for the repose of the soul of parishioner Bill McCauley, who went to sleep in the peace of our Lord this morning. Please remember his wife, Georgia, in your prayers, as well. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of parishioner Debbie DePollo, wife of Mike DePollo, mother of Dana Bellino and Mike DePollo Jr., , who went to be with the Lord this morning. She was surrounded by her loving family, listening to the Mass from our parish. Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Please pray for the family as they cope with their great loss. May Debbie rest in the peace of Christ.
Please pray for the repose of the sou of Bertha Stevenson, sister of parishioner Margaret Tolbert.
This Sunday, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday as a Church.
St. Dominic's will be Live Streaming the Mass at 8 AM, followed by a live stream of the Divine Mercy Devotion at 9:15 AM.
We will continue to record and upload daily masses this week, and post them to our Church YouTube channel.
Our Sunday service will be Live Streamed at 8 AM.
The Church will be open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM for Adoration.
The Paschal candle will be lit this week during Adoration in the main Church.
The Holy Water font will be in the main sanctuary, in front of the altar if you wish to fill a vial and take some home with you.
CONFESIONES EN ESPANOL
Hermanos y Hermanas: Quería avisarle que tendremos confesiones (Reconciliation) en español este miércoles 8 de abril en la iglesia de St Dominic, de 4:30 a 7:30pm. El Padre Alex Waraska ha sido tan amable de ayudarnos a prepararnos antes de la Semana Santa. Por favor, pasen la voz a sus amigos y compañeros. Recuerden mantener una distancia prudente dentro de la Iglesia para ayudar a minimizar el riesgo de contaminación.
BILINGUAL RECONCILIATION SERVICES
Brother and Sisters: Just wanted to let you know that we will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confessions in Spanish this upcoming Wednesday, April 8 at St Dominic's Church, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Father Alex Waraska has been so kind to help us prepare before Easter. Please spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Remember to keep a safe distance within the Church to help minimize the risk of contamination.
This Palm Sunday, we are unable to celebrate together in the Church, and sadly we will not be able to distribute blessed Palm. But that should not stop us from celebrating together as a Church in our own homes.
We will be live streaming the Palm Sunday Mass at 8 AM with a replay available afterwards.
And we invite you to join together with your family and say this prayer before watching Mass this Sunday.
May the Peace of the Lord be with you always.
PALM SUNDAY AT HOME
The household assembles on the front porch or in a suitable place, each person carrying a small piece of greenery.
When all are present on the front porch or in another suitable place, and it is time to pray, begin with the sign of the Cross.
A parent or grandparent says:
Dear Brothers and Sisters, since the beginning of Lent until now we have prepared our hearts by penance and charitable works. Today we gather together to herald with the whole Church the beginning of the celebration of our Lord’s Paschal Mystery, that is to say, of his Passion and Resurrection. For it was to accomplish this mystery that he entered his own city of Jerusalem. Therefore, with all faith and devotion, let us commemorate the Lord’s entry into the city for our salvation, following in his footsteps, so that, being made by his grace partakers of the cross, we may have a share also in his Resurrection and in his life.
Another parent or grandparent, if they are present, says:
Increase our faith, who place our hope in you, O God, and graciously hear the prayers of those who call on you, that we, who today hold high these branches to hail Christ in his triumph, may bear fruit for you by good works accomplished in him. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
Someone in the family reads the Gospel [Matthew 21:1-11]
When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them here to me. And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, ‘The master has need of them.’ Then he will send them at once.”
This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled: Say to daughter Zion, “Behold, your king comes to you, meek and riding on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them. They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them. The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.”
And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?” And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
After the reading of the Gospel, the greenery can be placed wherever is most suitable and the family prepare for Mass in the usual way.
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