Pastor’s Desk

Dear Friends,

As we enter into the month of October, the Catholic Church in the United States will spend the month asking all to pray for the “Respect of Life,” namely, respecting life from conception through natural death. It is a challenge in our society today to understand the crywe hold for protection of life. It is not just the protection of life in the world, but a respect for life in all stages. May we join our hearts in prayer that our country might adopt a respectful view of life.

Our Little Church Project
I would like to thank those who have returned their “commitment cards”. I invite all parishioners to do the same. By next week I should be able to present you with a review of the commitment made.

Parish Picnic
Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring the parish picnic. The food was delicious and the fellowship was enjoyable!

Strategic Planning Meeting
Bishop Caggiano is convening a meeting for Pastors, Trustees, Parish Council Members and Finance Council Members on Saturday Oct. 10 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. We will need to cancel confessions on Sat., Oct. 10 in order for Msgr. Ryan can attend the meeting.

The Lord’s Kitchen
Thank you to our parish volunteers who served the meal at the Lord’s Kitchen on Monday, September 28. They have been serving more than 85 meals. Please keep our volunteers in your prayers.

Month of October
October is the month of Mary and the rosary. We have chosen to teach our children in Religious Education to pray the rosary. We hope all our parishioners will pray the rosary during October.

Anointing of the Sick
Since May 2015, we have been celebrating the “Anointing of the Sick” of the parish each Friday morning after the conclusion of the 9:00 am Mass. Who can receive the Sacrament of the Sick? Anyone suffering from a chronic illness, preparing for surgery, undergoing medical testing, dealing with age related issues, and those who are care-givers. Please come and join us for the “Sacrament of the Sick”!

Our Lady of Grace Prayer Card
In the church book-racks, you will find the prayer card which was handed out at the Unity Mass on Sunday, September 27th. On the back side of the prayer card is the “Memorare.” Please pray the “Memorare” daily for the intentions of our parish.

Our Lady of Grace Ministry Booklet
Please take a copy of the parish ministry booklet. Stay informed on all of the ministries and programs in our parish.

“Flu Season”
Please take care of yourself by getting a flu shot. Also, please continue to use the hand-wash stations when entering and leaving the church.

Meeting of OLG Liturgical Volunteers
There will be a meeting of our liturgical volunteers on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the church. The meeting times are: Lectors meet at 6:30 pm, Ministers at 7:00 pm, and ushers at 7:30 pm.

Monsignor Martin P. Ryan

RCIA Open House & Info Session

Rite of Initiation for Adults (RCIA): Are you or do you know someone who is searching for personal growth in their Catholic Faith? Are you interested in preparing for Baptism? Where you baptized in a different Christian faith but would like to become a Catholic? Where you baptized but never received Eucharist or Confirmation? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions or know someone who might be interested then save the date Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 from 10:30 – 11:30 am to attend an Information and Registration Meeting at Our Lady of Grace Parish Center. Further information can be found in the RCIA pamphlets in the Church racks. You can also call Linda Skowronski at 375-8992 or email for further information.

Meetings & Events

* 2nd Collection for the Syrian Refugees, Sat./Sun., Oct. 10/11.
* Columbus Day, Mon., Oct. 12, Parish Offices Closed.
* No Parish Nurses, Mon., Oct. 12.
* Knights of Columbus Meeting, Mon., Oct. 12, 7:30 pm (MH).
* Ministers Meeting, Tues., Oct. 13, 6:30 pm Lectors Meeting; 7:00 pm Eucharistic Minister Meeting; 7:30 pm Usher Meeting. (All Church).
* Harvest Hoopla, Sat., Oct. 17, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (PC).
* 2nd Collection: World Mission Sunday, Sat./Sun., Oct. 17/18.
* Blood Pressure Screening, Sunday, Oct. 18, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (MH).
* Parish Nurses, Mon., Oct. 19, 1:30 am – 3:30 pm (MH).
* Parish Finance Council Meeting, Tues., Oct.20, 7:00 pm (MH).

Meeting of OLG Liturgical Volunteers

Meeting of OLG Liturgical Volunteers
There will be a meeting of our liturgical volunteers on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the church. The meeting times are: Lectors meet at 6:30 pm, Ministers at 7:00 pm, and ushers at 7:30 pm.

Mass Times

Sabbath Masses:

Saturday – 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Sunday – 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am & 12:00 pm

Daily Masses:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am


Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 8:50 am

Saturdays – 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm