“And they recounted to them how he was made known to them in the Breaking of the Bread.” (Luke 24: 35)
The Eucharist, the Gift of God, is our nourishment, sustenance, salvation – for in receiving the Eucharist we receive the sacramental presence of Jesus, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. And our participation in the Eucharistic Liturgy is a participation in the life of the Body of Christ, which we are.
Gratefully we can celebrate the Mass together again! With COVID restrictions in place, St. Aloysius does NOT require registration for weekend masses. All guidelines will continue such as church capacity, mask required, spacing during communion. The social distancing protocol will remain with every other pew roped off. Please come early. Our mass times are 5:00pm Saturday, 8:30 and 10:30am Sunday.
If you have any pastoral needs at home, including Anointing of the Sick, please contact Fr. Clarence Jones at 253-263-0833 so that he can assist you.
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation continues to be suspended as long as the pandemic continues.
Month of the Holy Eucharist
Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. The Church traditionally encouraged the month of April for increased devotion to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. "The Church in the course of the centuries has introduced various forms of this Eucharistic worship which are ever increasing in beauty and helpfulness; as, for example, visits of devotion to the tabernacles, even every day; Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; solemn processions, especially at the time of Eucharistic Congresses, which pass through cities and villages; and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament publicly exposed . . . These exercises of piety have brought a wonderful increase in faith and supernatural life to the Church militant upon earth and they are re-echoed to a certain extent by the Church triumphant in heaven, which sings continually a hymn of praise to God and to the Lamb 'Who was slain.'" --Pope Pius XII
Year of St. Joseph 2021 - Solemnity is on March 19th
Pope Francis has proclaimed this year a “Year of St. Joseph”.
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of St. Joseph” to conclude on December 8, 2021.
Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph
Celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph by joining us for Mass, presided by Archbishop Etienne.
Friday, March 19 at 8:00 am at St. James Cathedral in Seattle.
No registration required.
Mass will also be livestreamed @Archdioceseofseattle on Facebook or Vimeo.
Below are some liturgical resources from the Archdiocese of Seattle that we hope you will find helpful for you and your families to celebrate this year dedicated to a loving father.
Devotion for the Year of St. Joseph
Quotes about St. Joseph
The Joyful Mysteries with St. Joseph
Novena to St. Joseph
Join in a novena of prayer to St. Joseph beginning March 10th as we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19th.
This novena prayer may be used at parishes, schools, and homes.
Be sure to visit the new website for the Archdiocese of Seattle for a special section on the Year of St. Joseph.
The original author of this quote is unknown, but it is exactly right. The Bible is God’s Word. Many Catholics know they ought to read the Bible more often, but struggle to understand it.
The Bible in a Year is one of the newest Ascension podcasts! You can access all the Bible in a Year episodes, so far, at this link.
If you want to save time, you can always bookmark this page on your computer for quick access to the podcast.
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