Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
Due to its great success during Lent, we will extend our program of Wednesday evening Masses to the end of the Easter season. Here are the dates and the schedule for each evening.
April 15, May 6, and May 20
7:45 PM – The side door at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 66th Street will be opened (or if the side door is still blocked by the scaffolding, one of the main doors on Lexington will be opened)
8:00 – Holy Mass
8:30 – Eucharistic Adoration and Confession
9:00 – Compline (Night Prayer)
9:15 – Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Spread the word and bring a friend! Come and spend time with the Risen Lord!
NB: This Mass will satisfy the holy day obligation for the Ascension of the Lord.
UPDATE: We’ve scheduled two more evenings in June. Mark your calendars for the 3rd and the 17th.
God’s word is alive; it strikes to the heart.
It pierces more surely than a two-edged sword, alleluia.
From the Dominican Ordo:
Blessed Francis Coll was born at Gombreny in the Catalan Pyrenees in 1812 and, after studying at the diocesan seminary at Vich, entered the Order at the priory of Gerona in 1830. In 1835 the anti-clerical government closed the house of studies at Gerona and dispersed the Dominican students. From that day until his death he maintained a heroic fidelity to his Dominican vocation without the support offered by Dominican community life. Eventually he was ordained at the diocesan seminary at Vich in 1836. After several years of parish ministry he pursued itinerant preaching along with his friend Saint Anthony Claret. He founded the Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation to teach the children of the poor in the villages where he preached. In December, 1869, Blessed Francis suffered a stroke which left him completely blind. He died at Vich on April 2, 1875.
Blessed Francis will be canonized on October 11, 2009.
God of all truth,
you chose Blessed Francis
to make known the name of your Son
and to instruct Christian people in holiness.
By the help of his prayers
may true faith be continually sustained
and grow through the ministry of preaching.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.