July 28, 2016
“The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God. Oh, love the God who loves you! Since His delights are to be with you, let yours be found in Him.” -St. Alphonsus Liguori
Each year the parish plans a special activity in recognition of the feast day of our patron saint - St. Alphonsus Liguori. If you haven't attended one of these occasions, they are a great way to learn a little more about faith and the life of Alphonsus Maria Liguori.
This year the parish will celebrate the feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori during the weekend of July 30 – 31, 2016 at all of the Masses.
The weekend celebration will feature a special Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 31 and a reception event on the parish grounds following the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass.
Read more about the life of St. Alphonsus
Did you know? A plenary indulgence is granted the Christian faithful who devoutly make a visit to their parish church on the feast day of its patron saint.
An indulgence is either plenary or partial, that is, it frees a person from all or from some of the temporal punishment due to sins.
- The requirements for gaining a plenary indulgence are the performance of the indulgenced work and fulfillment of three conditions: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharistic communion, and prayer for the pope’s intentions.
- The condition requiring prayer for the pope’s intentions is satisfied by reciting once the Our Father and Hail Mary for his intentions; nevertheless all the faithful have the option of reciting any other prayer suited to their own piety and devotion.
- To gain an indulgence attached to a particular day any required visit to a church or oratory may be made from noon of the day proceeding until midnight at the end of the assigned day. A devout visit includes the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer & the Creed.
- A plenary indulgence may be gained only once on any day.
- No one gaining an indulgence may apply it to other living persons, however, both partial and plenary indulgences can always be applied to the dead as suffrages.
- To be capable of gaining indulgences a person must be baptized, not excommunicated, and in the state of grace at least at the time the prescribed works are completed.