When does the Triduum begin and end?

The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday. –  USCCB More information on the Triduum

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From the Pastor

Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday; with this we begin Holy Week.  This is the beginning of an important week, which combines contrasting moments of glory and suffering; therefore, the Church invites us to spend this week prayerfully in order to understand Jesus’ suffering, to experience His pain, and to thank…

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From the Pastor

We are moving into the fifth week of Lent.  The central theme for this week is Resurrection.  We can now see the progression in themes throughout Lent, from the thirst for living water through the desire to be healed of our spiritual blindness, and to our ultimate desire to share in eternal life with the risen…

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From the Pastor

We are presently in the fourth week of Lent.  Traditionally, the Fourth Sunday in Lent is known as Laetare Sunday, which means “rejoice.”  We are invited to rejoice because we will soon celebrate the Feast of Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus, which is the core and foundation of our faith.  The readings today remind us…

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Santa Sophia Young Adults

The young adult community at Santa Sophia welcomes all young adults! We are a community of young adults ranging from 18-39, seeking to grow in our faith together through fun and Christ-centered activities and events. Our mission is to build an active Catholic young adult community where we learn about our faith and put it into…

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From the Pastor

The readings today are centered on Baptism and new life, God’s mercy and goodness.  The mention of water in the readings is symbolic, referring to our relationship with God. Water represents God’s Spirit Who comes to us in Baptism.  Baptism is the outward, symbolic sign of a deep reality, the coming of God as a…

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10 Commandments Monument Blessed

Father Devdas and Deacon Vince Blessed the 10 Commandments monument after the 8:00 AM Mass on Sunday February 26, 2017. The monument was made possible through a generous donation from Al and Elaine Barrack and Family. If you have time to take a look at it, do so, as it is beautiful.

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From the Pastor

This weekend will be the  Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and next week,  with Ash Wednesday, we  will begin the season of  Lent. The readings today  invite us to avoid unnecessary worries by putting our  trust in the love and providence of a merciful and loving God, who loves us more than we can imagine….

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Parish Mission

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Respect Life Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for the precious gift of life.   Help us to cherish and protect this gift, even in the midst of fear, pain, and suffering.   Give us love for all people, especially the most vulnerable, and help us to bear witness to the truth that every life is worth living.  …

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