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Weekday Masses

Tuesday-Friday 8:00am
(Tuesday 9:00am during school year)

First Friday of the month - Annointing Mass at 8:00am

Weekend Masses

Saturday Evening 4:00pm
Sunday 7:00am, 9:00am, and 11:00am

Confessions Saturdays 3:00pm

Soup and Stations begins on Friday, February 20th through Friday March 27th. 

Soup will be served at 5:30pm; Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church at 7:00pm. 

In addition to Stations of the Cross, there will be Adoration in the Church from 6:00pm until 7:00pm and Confessions from 6:15pm until 6:45pm.



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Letter from Fr. David

Dear Friends in Christ,                                       March, 8, 2015

                 The last two weekends I have talked about “God our Father the Covenant Keeper.”  The series of homilies just fell into place this way, especially considering the themes of the Scriptures.  What I’d like to do here is summarize in bullet points what I’ve said thus far in order to get us all up to speed.

 1.       1st Covenant (Part 1 – Before the Fall)

a.      Recipients – Adam & Eve

b.      Promise – God’s Blessing and Friendship

c.       Scripture Reference – Genesis 1:26-2:3

d.      Covenant Sign / Expression – God’s Sabbath Rest

e.       Covenant Expansion – One Holy Couple

 2.       1st Covenant (Part 2 – After the Fall)

a.      Recipients – Adam & Eve

b.      Promise – A Redeemer

c.       Scripture Reference – Genesis 3:15

d.      Sacrifice Necessary – Man’s Mortality

e.       Covenant Sign / Expression – The Cherubim and fiery sword guarding Eden

 3.       2nd Covenant

a.      Recipient – Noah

b.      Promise – God’s Mercy; God will never again destroy all life on earth.

c.       Scripture Reference – Genesis 9:8-17

d.      Sacrifice Necessary – Noah’s offering of clean animals and clean birds.

e.       Covenant Sign / Expression – The Rainbow

f.        Covenant Expansion – One Holy Family

 4.       3rd Covenant

a.      Recipient – Abraham

b.      Promises –

                                                        i.      Descendants – as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore.

                                                      ii.      Land – they will take possession of the gates of their enemies.

                                                    iii.      Worldwide Blessing – in his descendants all nations of the earth will be blessed.

c.       Scripture Reference – Genesis 22:15-18

d.      Sacrifice Necessary – Abraham’s offering of a cow, goat, ram, turtledove, and pigeon; later, Abraham offering the ram in place of his son Isaac.

e.       Covenant Sign / Expression – Circumcision

f.        Covenant Expansion – One Holy Tribe (Village)


I hope you find this short concise summary helpful. 


By the way, most of this information I am using from a Bible study series put out by Ascension Press called “The Great Adventure Bible Timeline Series.”  If some of you find this information interesting and beneficial for your spiritual development, perhaps we could have a Bible study on this series sometime in the future.  There are many other excellent faith series programs that we could also explore.

 Sincerely in Christ,              

Fr. David

St. Mary's Stations of the Cross

Learn of the Stations of the Cross - The Way of Sorrow for Jesus as told through 14 canvas paintings that hang in Saint Marys Catholic Church in McHenry, Illinois.The paintings are brought to life with modern day motion effects, music and dynamic transitions that often pertain to the events and station being described.

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