Holy Week Schedule 2018

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Announcements

March 25 – April 1, 2018


Palm Sunday: Masses 7:00am; 9:00am; 11:30am

Monday – Wednesday: normal mass schedule

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00pm

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 12:00pm;   Mass of the Presanctified 3:00pm

***Holy Saturday: Mass of the Vigil of Easter 3:00pm  <—please note earlier time! This is not a typo (see below).

Easter Sunday: Masses 7:00am; 9:00am; 11:30am

*** Please note the following in regards to the Holy Saturday liturgy:

We were selected as one of apostolates under the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (the governing body that regulates the use of the Extraordinary Form) permission to participate in a three-year ad experimentum use of the Holy Week liturgies as they were celebrated prior to the so-called “restored” Holy Week of 1955.   

The pre-1955 liturgies are very ancient and were in use in the Latin Church for centuries before significant alterations were made in 1955 as part of the overall “liturgical renewal” taking place in the Church at that time.  

With respect to the pre-1955 Holy Saturday liturgy, please note that it is much longer (4+ hours) and concludes with the office of Vespers, hence its placement in the mid-afternoon so as to conclude in the early evening (ie, the time of Vespers).  

Don’t worry, despite the earlier start time, the Holy Saturday liturgy still counts for your Sunday/Easter obligation to attend Mass.  If you attend the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil it is not necessary to attend one of the Easter morning Masses the next day. 

However, given that the Saturday liturgy concludes in the evening, allowing for a full night’s sleep, we hope that this will encourage people who wish to be able attend both the Vigil and one of the morning Masses to do so without the concomitant sleep deprivation.   


Stations of the Cross for Lent

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Announcements

Please note that Stations of the Cross will take place on all the Fridays of Lent immediately following all Masses.

Exceptions are Friday, Feb. 16, Stations will be at 7:15am and 5:30pm to accommodate the evening Lenten mission.

Good Friday, Mar 30th, Stations will take place at noon, with the Mass of the Presanctified taking place at 3:00pm.

Note that there will not be a 9:00am Mass on Fridays until construction in the basement is finished.  We do not anticipate construction to conclude before the end of Lent.

9:00am Friday Mass Suspended for Construction

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Announcements

Due to the very noisy and disruptive jack-hammering which will begin in the basement this week, there will not be a 9am Mass on Fridays until construction is completed.   
Please note there will also not be heat in the church during the daytime during construction hours.
We hope to have all construction work completed by the 1st week of April.
Your continued patience and understanding are appreciated.  
God reward you,

Fr. John Fongemie, Chaplain

Priests Away – Limited Mass Schedule Jan 10-12, 2018

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Announcements

Due to the required attendance of all FSSP priests from January 10-12, 2018 in order to elect delegates for next year’s General Chapter, there will be a limited Mass schedule on those days.  Accordingly:

Wednesday, January 10—Mass at 6:30am only  (No evening Mass or devotions)

Thursday, January 11—NO MASSES this day.

Friday, January 12—Mass at 6:00pm only (No morning Masses)

Parish Basement Construction to begin in January

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Announcements

Dear Parishioners,

In order to solve ongoing issues with groundwater seepage into the basement, there will be construction commencing in January to excavate the church foundation in order to ensure proper water drainage away from the building.   We have been assured by the various engineers that have been consulted that this should alleviate our basement water issues.  This work will is scheduled to begin towards the end of January.

As part of this work, a drain tile system and sump pumps will be installed in the church interior. This will be an involved process. There will be sheet rock and floor tile demolition, dismantling of parts of the kitchen, jackhammering of concrete and all manner of upheaval. The parish hall and bathrooms will be largely unusable at least in part.
It may well be that we are several weeks without Catechism and coffee and doughnuts.  We appreciate your cooperation and your prayers during the discomfort but in the end we hope to have a basement with proper drainage free of flooding and water issues.  
Soon after New Year’s,  we will have a working party to gather all the basement contents in an appropriate fashion and do a lot of covering with plastic. More information with be forthcoming. 
You continued generosity is greatly appreciated. 



Confirmations 2018

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Announcements

Retired Archbishop James P. Keleher will be conferring the sacrament of Confirmation here at St. Philippine Duchesne on Saturday, April 21st at 9:00am.   

If you or your child are in need of the sacrament of Confirmation please let one of the priests know so that we can get your information and ensure that you are enrolled in the appropriate class. 


Holy Week Schedule 2017

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Announcements

April 13-16, 2017

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00pm

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 12:00pm;   Solemn Liturgy 3:00pm

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass 10:00pm

Easter Sunday: Masses 7:00am; 9:00am; 11:30am

Infant of Prague Arrived

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Announcements

Our Statue of the Divine Infant of Prague has arrived.  We still need to fashion a pedestal and have vestments made in order to install the statue in the Sanctuary.  Many thanks to all who donated. If anyone wishes to donate towards completion of the project,  they may of course do so.

Confessions now avail Sat afternoons

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Announcements

Please note that additional Confession times have been added to the weekly schedule…  

In addition to the regular schedule, Confessions will now also be available in the church from 5:00pm – 5:30pm on Saturday afternoons. 

We hope this addition will alleviate the sometimes long Sunday lines as well as provide more opportunities for those who have busy schedules during the week.  

New Reversible Stoles

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Announcements

I thought you would like to see the new reversible violet-white stoles we recently had made for the parish. These are some of the “workhorse” items of any sacristy and will be used frequently for the distribution of Holy Communion, blessings, confessions, baptisms, confirmations, anointings, sicks calls, and other sacred functions. As always please keep all our many generous benefactors in your prayers as we continue to provide for the future of our community. God bless!