Announcements

9:00am Friday Mass Suspended for Construction

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Announcements

NO FRIDAY MASS AT 9AM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…
 
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!

 

New Paintings and Crucifix

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Announcements

Probably many of you have already seen some of the beautiful paintings of Our Lady that Fr. Fongemie asked to be placed in various places around the Church. Below are photographs of the new paintings as well as a new Crucifix (generously donated by a benefactor) which we have hung in the sacristy.

God bless.

Donor Board

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Announcements

Donor Board

Though most everyone has probably had a chance to look at the donor board already, I thought I would make a brief post for the benefit of those who like photographs. Much thanks is due to Fr. Nolan for organizing the donor board and most especially to all our benefactors for their generosity.

The donor board is located in the main stairwell between the vestibule and the basement hallway.

Do please keep all our benefactors in your prayers.