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June 30, 2013

posted Jun 28, 2013, 10:08 AM by Diane Lapinski

Brookline Communion Ministers: We need one or two additional extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to bring the Sacrament to residents of the Fairways and/or the Inn at Brookline. This would involve one Thursday a month. Please contact Msgr. Lockard at the parish office if you would like to volunteer.


Fourth of July: Our nation’s birthday, July 4th, falls on a Thursday this year. We will have the    usual Mass schedule of 7:00am and 9:00am and the usual Adoration schedule (7:30am     Thursday to 7:00am Friday). However, there will not be confessions at 4:00pm or 7:00pm. There will be confessions following the morning Masses.

The 9:00am Mass will also mark the conclusion of the Second Annual Fortnight for Freedom sponsored by the US Catholic Bishops and the Knights of Columbus.


Bishop Mark: Bishop Mark will preside at a Holy Hour at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday, July 1st at 7:00pm. The theme will be current challenges to religious   liberty.


Missionary Co-op: Father Raphael Mensah of the Diocese of Sekondo-Takoradi, Ghana, Africa will preach for the annual Mission Co-op collection at all Masses here on July 13th and 14th. Please be welcoming and generous to him.


Fortnight for Freedom -  Once again, the U.S. Conference of Catholic      Bishops has called for a Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty. The Knights of Columbus, Council 4678, is coordinating a number of activities in order to better inform our parishioners and our communities about these  assaults on our most sacred American liberty.  There will be opportunities for discussion of our Catholic Tradition and social doctrine – and what we may do to help preserve this freedom.  See flyers and poster in the Church for more information.  Come join us!!


-  Novena & Rosary at OLV Church (through July 2)

       -   Sunday, June 30 at 2:00pm in the Activities Center Gardiner Social Hall

       -   Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2 at 6:00pm in the Church

- Holy Hour w/Bishop Mark at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona (Monday,   July 1, 7pm)

- Closing Mass at OLV Church (Thursday, July 4, 9am)