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We are a community proclaiming Christ's message in word and action. Further inspired by a call to the New Evangelization, we seek to be a community of disciples going forth and creating new disciples in our families, parish, and throughout greater Williamsburg.
Published: April 11, 2014
Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth. — Psalm 104:30 Mass Readings: Genesis 1:1–2:2 or 1:1,26–31/Genesis 22:1–18 or 22:1–2,9,10–13,15–18/Exodus 14:15–15:1/Isaiah 54:5–14/Isaiah 55:1–11/Baruch 3:9–15,32–4:4/Ezekiel 36:16–17,18–28/Romans 6:3–11/Matthew 28:1–10 Work of Bees With the church in darkness at the beginning of the Easter Vigil, the Paschal candle — which represents the light of Christ — is lit. Then the congregants’ candles are lit from the Paschal candle and the Paschal Proclamation is recited or, ideally, chanted. Listen for the words, “O Holy Father, accept this candle, a solemn offering, the work of bees and of your servants’ hands.” Until last year, this had been omitted from the official translation of the ancient Latin prayer. I’m glad it’s back. The image of the bees — makers of the wax that humans formed into a candle that concretely represents Christ — delights me. Christ’s coming not only redeemed humans, but lifted even the humble bees to the level of the divine. Alleluia! Prayer: All creation rejoices, Lord Jesus Christ, in Your Resurrection. Today's meditation is from My Daily Visitor (Our Sunday Visitor) courtesy of your parish or diocese. Read More
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Regular Sunday Schedule Resumes April 27th
Tuesday-Friday: 7 a.m. (CCM Chapel)
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. (Church)
Monday-Thursday: 5:15 p.m. (CCM Chapel)*
Saturday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Church)
Wednesday: 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Church)
*Please check the weekly bulletin for Holy Day, CCM Chapel, Parish Center, and other Mass times.
Our Church is equipped with t-coil induction loop technology to assist those who are hearing impaired.