The ultimate goal of our lives should be communion with God and an act of Spiritual Communion can
    help a person draw closer to that goal.

    My Jesus,
    I believe that You
    are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
    I love You above all things,
    and I desire to receive You into my soul.
    Since I cannot at this moment
    receive You sacramentally,
    come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace
    You as if You were already there and unite myself
    wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.


    At the direction of Bishop Gainer, all parishes and institutions are instructed to suspend the distribution of the Precious Blood to the faithful by way of the Chalice and to omit the exchange of peace. Should a parish practice a custom of the assembly/ministers holding hands during the celebration of Mass, that is to be suspended as well.

    This decision has been made out of prudence due to the serious nature of the influenza virus this season and because of the public concerns about the coronavirus. This temporary suspension will be lifted when indications are given by medical professionals that the high risk has passed.

    Regarding the exchange of peace, the invitation to exchange peace is omitted (in accord with #128 Ordo Missae), and the Communion Rite continues.

    This is a temporary measure taken out of an abundance of caution for their well being as well as an act of charity toward their fellow parishioners.

    RCIA (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS: Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Please join us on Wednesdays, beginning September 11 at 7PM. These classes are for those exploring our Catholic Faith and practices and for any Catholic wishing to enrich their own faith. Please call the parish office if you plan to attend.

    CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: We have this wonderful support group of cancer survivors, caregivers and for all those affected by cancer in their lives. Deacon Joe and Susan Kramer and Mary Hartman oversee this group. Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month.