Weekend Mass times
Weekday Mass Times
Monday 8:00am Mass
Tuesday 8:00am Mass
Wednesday 6:30pm Mass
Thursday 8:00am Mass
Friday 8:00am Mass
Saturdays 4:00-4:45 pm
Click here to see the Reconciliation Schedule during Lent.
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Closed for Lunch 11:30-12:30pm
From Our Pastor
Happy Easter, Alleluia, Alleluia! We truly celebrate today the joy of
Jesus Christ risen from the dead. This joy is the fruit of our journey up the mountain of Lent. The more we disciplined our lives in the practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, the greater our joy in this day. We too can see how Christ has risen in us as we are now closer to him than we were before. The chocolate of eggs & bunnies, the fullness of an Easter meal shared with family will leave us soon enough, but the joy of the risen Christ is what God desires for us throughout our lives. These practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving if they continue past the end of Lent and become a part of our lives will allow that joy of this day to continue throughout the year.
This great joy isn't just for us though, but it's for all peoples. It isn't just relegated to us here in our parish family, or gathered together in our church building. This great joy, this good news is to be shared with all of the world. In it, we understand that the blessing of Christ's rising from the dead changes our lives forever. Death has no power over us. Yes, we will still endure a physical death, but the eternal joy of heaven awaits us. We have the gates of heaven opened to us who not only understand that possibility, but live our lives in such a way that we live not just for this day, but for the day of eternity with God. This my brothers and sisters is the greatest joy we can have and share with others.
I pray that even if you don't feel that you have the greatest gift of joy that God desires for you in this moment, that you too have some measure of his grace this day. May you be blessed as you spend time with your family and loved ones. May you see things in a new way in the joy of Jesus Christ. Let our Easter celebration compel you forward to find even more of that joy that he desires for you. That joy in celebrating Easter that is so great that we can't even contain it in one day. We celebrate that joy throughout the next fifty days in this season of Easter. Let us continue that joy, or find that joy anew, or deepen that joy together on this journey of Easter.
Fr. Jason Gries
The Divine Mercy Chaplet:
In reparation for the Catholic Church in light of recent reports of misconduct.
In prayerful response to the recent reports of misconduct by members of the clergy in the Church in the United States, we will be praying the Divine Mercy chaplet 10 minutes before our weekend Masses for the weeks to come. The chaplet was given to St. Faustina Kowalska in Poland in the 1930's through revelations of Jesus. The chaplet is prayed using a rosary and is easy to learn. Prayer aids will be in the missalettes. In the devotion, we pray for God's mercy for ourselves and the needs within the Church as well. Please do join us as we pray.
St. Vincent de Paul - Thank You Holy Redeemer!
Dear Holy Redeemer Parishioners,
Thank you so much for your parish's wonderful food drive for the benefit of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Special thanks for having everything so well sorted — and for the great variety of items! There was a whole truck load of food! This is a great help for keeping our shelves well-stocked for the many low-income individuals/families in need of food assistance.
During March we served 2,206 persons in 1,035 different households. (Eligibility is every 30 days.) 26% of those we serve are children and 15% are very elderly. We see people who walk numerous blocks to get here; some ride a bike and load their groceries on it as best they can; some are handicapped or elderly; some are obviously unable to work. Many are working but don't make enough to pay all their bills.
In each person we strive to see the face of Christ. The wood-cut sketch of "Christ of the Bread Lines" along with this Dorothy Day reminder are posted on our bulletin board: "If we all carry a little of the burden, it will be lightened. If we share in the suffering of the world, then some will not have to endure so heavy an affliction. We are children of God together."
Thank you again for helping those in need. Blessings on these remaining days of your Lenten journey as we look towards Easter!
Gratefully, Sr. Donna Marie Herr, O.S.B.
Manager, SVDP Food Pantry