Pastor's Letter for the March 28, 2021 Bulletin

Please keep repeating our Mass times for Easter and letting others know about them, too: 

8, 10, 10 & 12!  8, 10, 10 & 12!

So, again, our times for Masses on Easter Sunday are: 

8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and Noon at St. Benedict Church in Cambridge and at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul in Lore City.  That is because typically the 10:00 a.m. time is the most highly attended Easter Mass and so by offering a parallel Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Lore City as well as another Mass at Noon at St. Benedict we hope to spread out the attendance a bit more.  

If you are concerned about being at a crowded Mass on Easter, please plan to attend the Noon Mass at St. Benedict or even the 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening.  The Easter Vigil Mass is also the anchor Mass of the year where we celebrate adult baptisms, adult confirmations and welcome participants in the RCIA program into full communion with the Church.  

I invite you to participate in other Holy Week liturgies and times of prayer as well.  Notable among them are Stations of the Cross on Wednesday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m., followed by Confessions from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul in Lore City, the Holy Thursday Mass at 7:00 p.m. followed by silent Adoration in the Marian Room available from ~8:00 p.m. until Midnight at St. Benedict Church, and the Commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at St. Benedict Church.  Additionally, both St. Benedict and Sts. Peter & Paul will be open for silent prayer from Noon until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by the Stations of the Cross and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  And, instead of Daily Mass, we will have Morning Prayer at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at St. Benedict.  Finally, please join us for the Blessing of the Easter Foods at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3rd at St. Benedict.

Thank you for all who have participated in this year's DPSC (Diocesan Parish Share Campaign). We will continue to have the information sheets and pledge envelopes in the pews this weekend.

May Our Lord Jesus, through the powerful and protective intercession of St. Joseph, help us to always be ready for the gift of eternal life in Heaven!