Make a Mass Offering for a Loved One

January 12, 2018

Did you know?

By virtue of the “communion of saints,” the Church commends the dead to God’s mercy and offers her prayers -- especially the holy sacrifice of the Eucharist -- on their behalf. (Catechism of the Catholic Church).

This practice dates as far back as Judas collecting a sin-offering for the dead, making an atonement so they might be delivered from their sin. (2 Maccabees 12:39-45).

Masses may also be offered for the intentions of the living, or in thanksgiving.

Would you like to have a Mass offered for a loved one’s intentions or to remember someone who has passed away? If you have a specific date in mind, please contact the parish office (306-522-8583) well in advance of that date so you will not be disappointed.

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God bless,

Fr. Jose

Christmas Greetings

January 2, 2018

My Dear Brother and Sisters in Christ

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

May the joy and peace of this Christmas remain with you forever...

The angels sing "Glory to God in the highest, and peace to people of good will." The angels proclaim that the transformation of the world has begun. The presence of God is in the world in a way that people can see, hear, feel and touch, as St. John would proclaim in his First Letter. People now share an intimate presence of God through Jesus Christ. "I write this so that your joy may be complete," St. John says, "It is right for us to sing, ‘Joy to the world’." Jesus came to bring joy. But where is this joy to be found? It is found in our freedom as daughters and sons of God. Over and over again we read about this freedom. When the shepherds heard the message they said, "Let us go to Bethlehem and see it for ourselves." The life of the Christian is a journey of discovery. It involves coming to find out for myself the truth and the reality of what I had been told by my parents, teachers, or preachers in church. I have to cross that bridge. The gospel is in between two phrases. At the beginning, we are invited to "Come and see," and, at the end, we are instructed to "Go and tell."

I want to quote Pope Francis’ words: "Christmas is you, when you decide to be born again each day and let God into your soul. The Christmas decorations are you, when your virtues are colors that adorn your life. You are also a Christmas light, when you illuminate with your life the path of others with kindness, patience, joy and generosity. The Christmas angels are you, when you sing to the world a message of peace, justice and love. The Christmas star is you, when lead someone to meet the Lord. The Christmas gift is you, when you are truly a friend and brother of every human being. The Christmas greeting is you, when you forgive and re-establish peace, even when you suffer."

When we focus our lives on Jesus, we each become the person that God created us to be. Together we be-come the People of God. What we celebrate today is the birth of the Prince of Freedom, the birth of the Prince of Peace.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A GRACE FILLED NEW YEAR

Fr. Jose Periyilkatte

Christmas Season Obligation

December 16, 2017

Q: Father, when am I obligated to attend Mass this Christmas season?

A: Christmas Day and New Year's Day are both Holy Days of Obligation and should be fulfilled along with your regular Sunday obligation. At Little Flower, you can choose from these options for attending mass:

Sunday Obligation Christmas Obligation
Saturday at 5 p.m.

Sunday at 7 p.m. or 10 p.m.

Monday at 10 a.m.

Sunday at 10 a.m.

Sunday at 7 p.m. or 10 p.m.

Monday at 10 a.m.

 

Monday, January 1, Feast of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, is also a Holy Day of Obligation. Little Flower mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.