THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF SAINT TERRENCE
Parish Reopening Progress
***ATTENTION WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE UPDATE***
Beginning the weekend of June 28th, we will only have two Masses during the weekend. The Saturday 5:00 PM Mass remains unchanged. The Sunday Mass schedule changes to one mass from two masses. THE NEW TIME is 10:00 AM, SUNDAY. This decision was based on several factors as part of the reopening process. The limit is 20% of seating capacity. Remember to contact the Rectory or use signup-genius given below to reserve a seat. As we proceed with our reopening phase, I will update you when additional masses are added, or the amount of reservations slots available increases at a mass.
Daily Masses (Monday through Friday) have began at our usual time. Due to attendance at daily mass is not fully occupied, do not hesitate to come by and we will accommodate if no reservation was made beforehand. We do require if you attend a daily mass without a reservation you provide your name and phone number at the door. This information will be kept for 14 days in case needed to contact of an outbreak.
Baptisms allowed with a maximum of 25 people. Weddings with a maximum of 50 people and funerals with a maximum of 50 people in attendance. Please call the rectory for more details.
Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through the reopening Phases.
Father Tomy Abraham
Please sign up for weekend Masses using the link below
Employment opportunity at St. Terrence. Please see link below
Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Class on Eucharist. Bishop Barron
Food Pantry Donations...
First Holy Communion...
Weekend of July 11-12
Please keep our Communicants in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare to make their First Holy Communion in private masses. The staff, teachers and children have worked so hard in preparation and have been anxiously awaiting this day, please pray for them.
From the Pastor's Desk
The Bible tells us, Jesus chose ordinary folks like fisherman and tax collectors to be His Apostles to spread His message. They were considered the least in the society in which they lived. Most of the people who followed Him through Galilee and Nazareth were ordinary people who were not well learned. They were all attracted to his message of kindness, compassion and forgiveness. Jesus didn’t choose intelligent or people with high learning to spread his message. The intellectuals found His message not attractive or impractical. If anyone knew that the intellectuals and the learned men bringing His message would be a disaster it was Jesus. We can probably learn about Jesus in schools, colleges or universities. These places may give us some knowledge of God but not an experience. Knowing God and experiencing Him is a matter of heart but it needs faith and a spiritual eye. The spiritual eye lets us see not just Gods existence but his continued presence even in the most darkest moments of our existence.
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones” Mt 11:25. Most of His followers abandoned Him when they saw Him mocked, tortured and crucified. After His resurrection we are told, He mostly appeared only to His disciples and not to everyone. Jesus had told them of His impending crucifixion, death and resurrection. The disciples although had forgotten that He had warned them but when they saw His glorified body they recalled what Jesus had told them.
Do we need bookish knowledge or a degree to experience Jesus? Even a person with all kinds of degrees will still fail to know him and give Christ to others. It’s only possible for the little and the least ones in the kingdom of God. They are the ones, the culture thinks outdated, old fashioned or do not fit in. They are the ones who still continue to do good and speak about Christ even when the whole world laughs at them. The little ones in the kingdom of God have found their true worth and freedom. That true freedom and Joy can only be given by Christ. It’s a freedom that is not controlled by the powers of this world nor can be taken away from them.
This weekend we celebrate the day of Independence Day of our Country. There is so much of history behind the freedom that we all enjoy. America still stands tall among other nations as not just one of the first democracies but a dispenser of freedom and justice. Though there are times when we feel justice was not served well, we still love our nation as a true citizen would. Other Countries admire the good values and traditions of our country. Our country’s values are enshrined in the Constitution and in its principles on which this nation was founded. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Even when we live in this country amidst the abundance of freedom and prosperity, we still know that we lack perfect freedom and joy. The true freedom can be attained only in Christ and it’s reserved for those who make themselves little for the sake of the kingdom of God.
Happy Independence Day
Father Tomy Abraham
MASSES FOR SUNDAY
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 10:00 AM
Monday through Friday
at 8:45 AM
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
In addition to our weekend and daily Masses, we pray Rosary after Morning Masses. We have Eucharistic adoration on Fridays in Lent and Advent from 9:15 am to 7:00 pm concluding with a Benediction. Confessions are heard from 9.00 AM to 9.40 AM on Saturdays. In Lent we do a 3 day parish mission time to listen and reflect on God’s word.
Every baptized Catholic is called to the mission of Jesus. Ministries enrich St. Terrence Parish. It gives every parishioner an opportunity to do what Jesus commanded us to do, to follow his path and love everyone. Parishioners volunteer their time for various ministries in the parish. Please check the website for a list of ministries.
St. Terrence is an active parish community of dedicated parishioners who strive to live out their call to discipleship. Our weekend liturgies are well attended with uplifting music and focus given to prayer and reflection. Our parishioners give their time and talent to make a difference in this world. As disciples of Jesus we seek to live our lives for him who was crucified for our salvation.