Don’t forget about our dance event tomorrow! Come and get to know your fellow parishioners a little better as we learn and practice these fun and exciting dances that generations before us used to enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less
MIOL Parish Dance
November 19, 2017, 1:00pm - November 19, 2017, 3:00pm
Join us for our first Contra, European Folk, and Early American Dancing event on November 19th! Come with or without a partner and enjoy an afternoon of dances from different time periods and places around the world. Don't worry if you are a beginner; we will have an instructor on-hand to teach and lead all the dances. Light refreshments will be served. See you there! Where: MIOL Church (in the basement) Who: Ages 13+ (for safety reasons, due to the difficulty level of the dances) Admission is free. Donations to the church are welcome.
Happy Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary!
How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me! ~ St. Elizabeth of Hungary ... See MoreSee Less
As we continue to pray for the faithful departed this month, let us take a few minutes to listen to the beautiful chants found within the Requiem Mass. This montage, which features audio and video footage from yesterday's Mass, is set to the Requiem's Sequence, Dies Irae. Interspersed within the video are photos taken at St. Mary's Cemetery, whose inhabitants are among those for whom we offer our prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
These images and sounds also serve as reminders of the inevitability of our own deaths and should inspire us to prepare ourselves for that unknown hour when God calls us to depart from this life. Let us therefore receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as regularly as possible and thus prepare our souls for eternal life. ... See MoreSee Less
We are thinking ahead to the mid-November Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, in whose name the parish’s fund for charitable good works was created in 2015. St. Elizabeth, who was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary and Landgravine of Thuringia, Germany, is depicted in the church’s stained glass window in an act of charity, sharing bread from the castle’s table with needy villagers. Her mission was shielded from the suspicions of palace courtiers when the bread in her basket was miraculously transformed into roses.
In this scene, an image of our church takes the place of the castle, beckoning us to share from our table, and St. Elizabeth’s basket contains four perfect roses. We ask our readers to help spread this invitation to consider what a meaningful tradition it would be each year if every parishioner were to donate $10 for each rose, yielding over $10,000 to our St. Elizabeth Charitable Fund! ... See MoreSee Less
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Please remember that the regular 5:30 p.m. Mass on Thursdays has been moved to 7:30 p.m. today for the Feast of All Souls. It will be a sung Requiem Mass.
(Photos taken at our parish cemetery of St. Mary's.) ... See MoreSee Less
November is dedicated to the Faithful Departed. Let us remember them particularly in our prayers this month. ... See MoreSee Less