In our Christian tradition, the wreath holds the four Advent candles. The candles represent Jesus coming as the light in darkness. One candle is lit each Sunday until all four candles are lit, and sometimes a fifth candle is lit on Christmas.
We have families within our parish and community who need our help Holy Family is commited to helping those who are in need, as Jesus has asked us to do. All items may be brought to the church before or after all Masses; or you can bring items to the Rectory located right across from …
The CHASUBLE is the outer garment worn over the alb and stole. Over the centuries, various styles of CHASUBLES have emerged. Derived from the Latin word casula meaning
The STOLE is a long cloth, about four inches wide and of the same color as the chasuble, that is worn around the neck like a scarf. It is secured at the waist with the cincture. Traditionally, the STOLE was crisscrossed on the chest of
The CINCTURE is a long, thick cord with tassels at the ends which secures the alb around the waist. It may be white or may be the same liturgical color as the other vestments. In the Graeco-Roman world, the CINCTURE was
The ALB is a long, white garment, which flows from shoulders to ankles, and has long sleeves extending to the wrists. The word alb means “white.” The ALB was a common outer garment worn in the Graeco-Roman world and would be
We ❤️ Our wonderful Catechists who answer Gods’ call to teach and share the Faith with our youth. Pray for them as they prepare to begin their journey Religious Education classes begin on September 9!
This week we begin learning about the many items our Priests wear at every Mass. Along with each item we will also learn the spiritual purpose of each item worn. The first thing our Priest puts on is the AMICE. This is a piece of white linen, rectangular in shape, with two long cloth ribbons. The …
At the Mass… Singing and praising God through song and prayer makes one feel as if we are in heaven and praying in song alongside the angels. A book that may help us with this is the: