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WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Saturday - 4:00 pm - St. Joseph's
Saturday - 5:45 pm- St. Mary's
Sunday - 8:00 am - St. Mary's
Sunday - 9:45 am - Holy Trinity
Sunday - 11:30 am - St. Mary's (Latin)

WEEKDAY SCHEDULE
Tuesday - 8:00 am - St. Mary's
Wednesday - 8:30 am - St. Joseph's
Thursday - 11:00 am - Pleasantview Home
Friday - 8:00 am - St. Mary's

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Wednesday - 12:30 pm - St. Mary's
Wednesday - 5:30 pm - St. Mary's

(The times listed above are the regularly scheduled times. Please double-check the schedule inside the bulletin as times are subject to change.)

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Eucharistic Adoration is available at 12:30pm and 5:30pm every Wednesday at St. Mary's in Riverside.  The Eucharist will be exposed for about 45 minutes and you can come at any time.  However, there will be no Eucharistic adoration on November 22nd, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Holy Trinity will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 11am to 1pm.  Details are in the bulletin.

 

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Treasures From Our Tradition

      We had sixteen hundred years’ experience with one Eucharistic Prayer in our repertoire, and the liturgical reforms of the Council of Trent shaped the way we worshiped for four hundred years. In the last years of the Tridentine Mass, the early 1960s, we tended to see children as miniature adults. Fully rooted in the Sunday assembly by the decision of Pope Saint Pius X to push Communion back to the age of seven or so from the standard age of twelve to fourteen years during the early 1900s, children were still more tolerated than acknowledged. The Mass was in Latin, and by the 1960s the people had begun to regain their voices in the “dialogue Mass,” so the focus was on training little children to recite or sing in Latin.

      The new attention to the experience of children, their ability to enter into ritual, their spontaneity, their ability to grasp key concepts in faith, felt “untraditional.” Yet we can trace in our tradition the ways in which children have long been given a special place in the assembly. From earliest times, boys have served in choirs and certain ministries in monasteries and in parish churches. Girls were sometimes entrusted to nuns, learning liturgical chants and the arts. Yet, in our day, the formation of a Lectionary for children and Eucharistic Prayers suited to them are truly tremendous breakthroughs in our treasury of prayer.

—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

 

 

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John Paul II relic given to 2019 World Youth Day

Vatican City, Nov 20, 2017 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a Nov. 17 ceremony at the Polish Embassy to the Holy See, Ambassador Janusz Kotanski delivered a relic of Pope St. John Paul II to Panama’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Miroslava Rosas Vargas.  The relic is a gift from Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz to the Church in Panama, as it prepares to host the 2019 World Youth Day.

John Paul II created World Youth Day in 1985 to harness the energy of young people and encourage them to participate in his call for a “new evangelization.” The first World Youth Day gathering took place in Rome in 1986.  The gatherings, held every three years, draw millions of participants from around the world.  The late Pope also created a special “youth section” within the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Laity, charged with coordinating World Youth Days.

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Two years later, aunt of drowned refugee child pleads for action

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On Sept. 2, 2015, the haunting image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s tiny body laying face down on a Turkish beach made headlines, drawing attention to the stark reality of forced migration, and becoming a global symbol of the ongoing crisis.

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