March 29, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 pm, we will host a Station Mass here at our church. A “Station Mass” or “Station church” is a Lenten tradition in the city of Rome dating as far back as the late second or early third century, a tradition that is still carried out today. In those early centuries of the Church, the Pope would celebrate liturgies at various churches throughout the city. Since Rome was made up of such diverse communities of many cultures, this practice served to unify the various groups into a more cohesive whole. Many of the churches of Rome held the relics of the early Christian martyrs and the memory of the early history of the church in Rome. During Lent the stations are organized so that the Masses would be held in different areas of the city each day.
The Station Churches of Mercer County reminds us of this Roman tradition. We are one of 13 Mercer County churches to take part in this program. These Masses hosted by each of the 13 parishes provide an opportunity to visit some of the beautiful Churches of Mercer County and to worship with other Catholics of our county. It calls us to unity with our Bishop and is a wonderful way to live out the spirit of
Faith in our Future
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about Wednesday evening’s Mass and more about the station churches of Rome.
Please continue to pray for fellow parishioners Rochelle Sletvold and Christian Perry, who will be baptized at our Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening, April 15. This Sunday as part of their journeys to Christianity they along with us hear and reflect upon the Gospel of the raising of Lazarus. It teaches them about the New Life that awaits them at Easter!
Sincerely in Christ,