Only a few days remain before October—the month of the Holy Rosary—begins. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the promulgation of the apostolic letter, Marialis Cultis, of the Servant of God, Pope Paul VI. In it, the pontiff called for a genuine, reinvigorated veneration of Mary, together with a proper understanding and appreciation of her role in the economy of salvation. It goes without saying that the most obvious way Our Lady helps us is through her intercession. "There is no more excellent way to obtain graces from God," concludes St. Philip Neri, "than to seek them through Mary, because her divine Son cannot refuse her anything." The Rosary is a most beautiful and effective way to mediate on the great events in the life of Our Lord and His Mother and to bring her our needs! I hope that October will be a time to deepen our appreciation of this great prayer or discover it anew!
In memory of St. Francis of Assisi, the blessing of pets will take place in our parish at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 4 (rain date & time: 6:00 PM on Monday, October 6). For details, please click the event title.
Join us for our monthly Youth Ministry Mass- students are invited to participate in the liturgy by being a lector, ushering, and bringing up the gifts. We also welcome music by Sibling Rivalry at this Mass.
If you have questions about the Awakening Faith program, please call Linda Lane (587-7783), visit us after Mass on October 12 during the Welcome Sunday/St. Martha Sunday get-togethers, or visit the Awakening Faith page under Faith Formation on this website.
Whether you're coming to Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, dropping your child off at OLS School, or driving somewhere else via East State Street Extension, please observe the reduced speed limit and parking restrictions. Click the article title for specifics.