From the Rector, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8/1/2021

In close-up: The sacred vessels and linens used at Mass          (Adapted from an article by Philip Kosloski at Aleteia) The names and functions of the objects the priest uses in celebrating the Eucharist Most of us, if we weren’t altar servers or sacristans, got our one and only introduction to the sacred vessels and …

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From the Rector, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7/18/2021

The Use of Latin in the Liturgy For some time now, we have been using Latin at Mass for various parts of the Sacred Liturgy, even having Mass in Latin on Fridays. Besides being something the Church expects all Catholics to know, there are deeper reasons for why we have Latin in these moments of …

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From the Rector, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7/11/21

You may be wondering who the bearded man serving at mass is. That would be me! My name is Aaron Alford, and I am a fourth-year seminarian for the Diocese of Gallup. Having completed three years of study at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, and a Spirituality Year at St John Vianney Seminary …

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From the Rector, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7/4/2021

Renovations to the Confessionals You may have noticed over the last couple weeks that we have been doing some work on the confessionals. We are hoping soon to move back to those from our current arrangement in the side chapel of St. Katherine Drexel. Before we make this move, however, we wanted to make it …

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