St. Anne Parish
Note; The church will be re-opened for Sunday worship. The old mass schedule will resume. 6:00 pm Saturday, 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 am and 6:00 pm. There will be a limit to those who can attend. we are allowed 25% capacity that means we can allow 125 people per mass. All parishioners are required to wear mask at mass except children under 3 years of age. The elderly and people with compromised immune system are encouraged to stay home. The obligation to attend mass on Sunday's has been dispensed durning this time of Covid 19. Week days are the same as previously scheduled.
Message from Fr. Larry Brito
Ascension of the Lord, May 24th, 2020:
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
When Jesus prepares to ascend to his Father, he prepares his disciples with the final instructions. Last week Jesus told us something worth repeating here. "As the Father loves me, so I love you." These words are the good news that the disciples will make known throughout the world. God loves us more than we could ever image. He wants us to remain in his love. The way we do this is to keep his commandments. His Commandments are based on love, because God is love. Jesus returns to the Father but commits himself to remain with us until the end of time. He also agrees to send the Holy Spirit to be with us and guide us. It is in the seven sacraments of the Church that we have a true encounter with Jesus and where we see the Holy Spirit working in us. Like the apostles, we have to wait in joyful hope for the coming of the Lord. Our hope is bond together with Jesus’ final mandate. Jesus said, "This is what I command you to love one another." If we follow all the Commandments, but have no love, we never really understood the Commandments. Because the Commandments are from God and God is love, the Commandments are our way of remaining in God's love. Keeping the commandments will lead us to love one another. When we love each other we do what Jesus has commanded. Be good to each other. Stop hating. The commandments are the way of divine love. The good news is that Jesus, who is our head, awaits in heaven us, his body to arrive safely. Where he has gone we hope to follow. The Holy Church with her seven sacraments is here to help us get there safely. We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection until you come again. Come, Lord Jesus! And send out your Spirit to renew the face of the earth. Amen
St. Joseph's Prayer for protection:
O, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to our most loving Father.
O, St. Joseph I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph Patron of departing souls, pray for me.
*Remember that as I celebrate these sacred Liturgies that you all are present to me, and how I long for us to celebrate these Sacred Mysteries together again. I pray for all of you. Now is the time to establish prayer in your homes. Jesus will not abandon you, so you need not abandon him.
Fr. Larry R. Brito
Pastor St. Anne