The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, August 15th
8:00 am Mass (with School Children)
Weekend Mass times
Saturday, August 25th
Mass Times will be slightly different
Weekday Mass Times
Monday 8:00am Communion Service
Tuesday 8:00am Mass
Wednesday 6:30pm Mass
Thursday 8:00am Mass
Friday 8:00am Mass
Saturdays 4:00-4:45 pm
Or by appointment.
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
From our Pastor:
I can't thank you all enough for the prayers, thoughts, cards, gifts and goodies over the summer. They all sustained me through my studies. I have mentioned before, but wanted to get it in print again where I am at with everything. I did indeed pass my comprehensive exam on Tuesday, July 31. They haven't given a grade, but did let us know that we passed. The three professors each took twenty minutes and had a particular section of the Code of Canon Law (three inch thick book) from which to ask questions. I did fine with the first two professors, but the last one had me guessing on a few things that I was less familiar with. I was glad that I had them in that order so I wasn't shaken in my first twenty minutes. As I mentioned at Masses, I did truly feel a great sense of peace as I walked into the room. In studying upwards of seven hours a day the weeks before the exam, I had gotten out of my prayer routine. The day before my exam, ten students took their comprehensive exam. I took time to pray for a number of them that I knew during the times that each were in their exam. In doing so, I was reminded that God was with me & I had nothing to fear. I remembered that God has blessed me to be a good student and that if He had brought me this far, He wasn't going to abandon me. After my exam, the last days there were spent packing things up and getting to the library one last time. I still have my thesis to finish, so please keep the prayers coming. I have an introduction and chapter one completed. I still need to finish chapter two and three. I have all of the research and reading done though, so I just need to write. When I finish that and send it in, I will be done. Several people have asked about graduation. We have been invited to the spring graduation if we would like to walk. I don't know that I'll go all of the way back to DC just for that, but we'll see. As I settle back in here at Holy Redeemer, I will be taking some time to finish my thesis. After that, I may be starting some time weekly in the tribunal at the Catholic Center. I will let you all know what that is as I find out more. I've learned much over the last four years and now it will be time to put it into practice.
It is truly great to be back home. DC is nice in many aspects, but it certainly isn't Evansville...home. Masses this last weekend were great to see everyone & to be back a part of the parish family. I concelebrated Mass each Saturday evening at the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. They had a marvelous cantor and organist in the beautiful and large upper church, but hearing everyone singing last weekend at Masses filled my heart with greater joy. Please do know of my prayers for each one of you as I again thank you for yours. I am truly blessed with our parish family here at Holy Redeemer.
Fr. Jason Gries
Did You Know?
The word “rosary” comes from the Latin word “rosarium” meaning a rose garden; therefore praying the Rosary is like giving a rose to Our Lady with each Hail Mary. Already in the 13th century May devotions honoring Mary began to be practiced in the Church. PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY
~ A Message from the Legion of Mary