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In Memory of
Monsignor Joseph A. Kerin

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Funeral Arrangements at St Mark Catholic Church
Monday | April 21, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Wake Prayer Service
Monday | April 21, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Visitation
Tuesday | April 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM | Visitation
Tuesday | April 22, 2014 | 10:30 AM | Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday | April 22, 2014 | NO 9:00 AM Mass

 Good Friday 
♦  No Masses
♦  3:00 PM - Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord / Veneration of the Cross / Holy Communion
♦  7:00 PM - Spanish Stations of the Cross / Procession to the Monsignor Kerin Center / Passion of the Lord / Veneration of the Cross
♦  7:30 PM - Tenebrae Service in the Church
♦  No Adoration
 Holy Saturday 
♦  3:00 PM - Blessing of Easter Food - Church
♦  No Morning Masses
♦  No 5:00 PM Mass
♦  No Confessions
♦  No Adoration
♦  8:30 PM - Easter Vigil Mass
 Easter Sunday
♦  7:00 AM - Sunday Mass - Church
♦  9:00 AM - Sunday Mass - Church
♦  9:00 AM - Sunday Mass - Monsignor Kerin Center   
♦  11:00 AM - Sunday Mass - Church
♦  11:00 AM - Sunday Mass - Monsignor Kerin Center   
♦  1:00 PM - Sunday Spanish Mass (Not Bilingual)  
♦  No 5:00 PM Mass
♦  No Adoration
 Easter Monday
♦  9:00 AM - Perpetual Adoration RESUMES

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Dear Parishioners,

Every Palm Sunday we enter into the holiest week of the Church’s liturgical year, the time when we are invited to contemplate and partake in what we believe to be the most hidden and awe-inspiring mysteries possible.  And what is at the center of these fathomless mysteries?  A passion, the Passion of the incarnate God.  And even though we call that day “Palm Sunday” because of the traditional procession, its proper name is actually “Passion Sunday,” just as Holy Week is another name for the Week of the Passion.

We habitually say that we will “celebrate the Lord’s Passion,” or “read the Lord’s Passion according to Matthew,” or that “the Lord is now entering into His Passion.”  But do we ever reflect sufficiently on this apparent coincidence, that the climax of our redemption through Christ’s suffering should bear the same name as that “passion of love” which is one of the ways in which we could translate the term eros?  It is to be expected that many are puzzled as to why exactly it is that suffering should bring about redemption.  Our understanding of this mysterious correspondence can be helped along, I think, if we expand the meaning of suffering from simply “undergoing pain” to include “the willing activation of all the passions of the soul,” intended to put love in the place of the beloved’s refusal to love.  Christ redeems us because He passionately embraces our rejection of Him with a love unto death, and He will not let go of us.

Erasmo Leiva-Merikakas, now known as Fr. Simeon, St. Joseph’s Abbey, Spencer, MA
Taken from Magnificat Magazine, Holy Week, 2014.

With my prayers,
Father Arnsparger

April 18 - 26, 2014

Divine Mercy Novena

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April 29, 2014

Third Order Carmelite Community

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April 27, 2014

Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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