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Worship Services

This page describes our typical pattern of worship opportunities throughout the year.
For the schedule of special liurgies for Christmas, Holy Week, Holy Days, etc.,
please see our current Announcements, Newsletter, and/or Calendar.

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Our principal Sunday High Mass with full choir, organ, incense, and ceremonial is at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Low Mass with less music and ceremonial is offered at 7:00 p.m.  

PrayerWeekday Low Masses are at 7:00 a.m., with the exception of Wednesdays, when Mass is at 5:30 p.m.

A Priest is in the Confessional 15 minutes prior to every Mass for the Sacrament of Penance.

Evening Prayer & Rosary

RosaryOn Wednesday evenings (excepting Lent; see below), Evening Prayer is said at 5:00 p.m. and the Rosary at 5:15 p.m., preceding the 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Mass.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the CrossDuring Lent, the Stations of the Cross are observed on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. before 5:30 p.m. Mass (in lieu of the Evening Prayer and Rosary options listed above for the rest of the year), as well as 6:00 p.m. on Fridays.

First Friday Holy Hour, Evensong & Benediction, and 24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration

On the First Friday of each month, we observe a full evening of adoration, confession, prayer, worship, and fellowship, following this schedule:

Adoration4:30 p.m. - Exposition of the Sacrament, Confession, & Holy Hour
5:30 p.m. - Sung Evensong & Benediction
6:30 p.m. - Potluck Supper, Parish Hall
7:00 p.m. - Free family movie night, Parish Hall
[Friday 4:30 p.m. thru Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 24 Hour Adoration, with Confession offered during the first and last hours]

Click here to learn more about our monthly movie nights!

Novena to St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More - HolbeinThe Parish celebrates an annual Novena (nine days of prayer) to our Patron Saint every year from June 14 through June 22, culminating on the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. During that time, all weekday Masses are at 5:30 p.m. and all Saturday and Sunday Masses are at 10:00 a.m. (plus the 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass). Guest preachers from parishes around the area preach on a chosen theme for the year. For those unable to attend in person, the Novena prayers are avialable here.

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