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We hope that exploring this website will help you do just that.

 

Lent - Easter Mass Schedule 2015

Confessions Before Easter

  • Communal Reconciliation Service  - Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00PM
  • Other Confessions - March 21 from 4:15pm - 4:45pm; March 28 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm; April 3 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm; and April 4 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

 

Holy Week

Palm Sunday Masses  -  March 28/29

  • Saturday 5PM  Sunday 7:45AM, 9:30AM, 11:15AM

 

Holy Thursday  -  April 2

  • Simple Morning Prayer at 8:30AM (No Morning Mass)
  • Mass of the Lord's Supper  7:30PM
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament   9:00PM until Midnight concluding with Night Prayer (Compline)

 

Good Friday  -  April 3

  • Simple Morning Prayer at 8:30AM (No Morning Mass)
  • Stations of the Cross  3:00PM
  • Service of the Lord's Passion and Death  7:30PM (Signed for the Hearing Impaired)

 

Holy Saturday  -  April 4

  • Simple Morning Prayer at 8:30AM (No Morning Mass)
  • Blessing of Baskets  12 Noon (Signed for the Hearing Impaired)
  • Easter Vigil Mass  8:00PM (First Mass of Easter)

 

Easter Morning Masses -  April 5

  • 7:45AM Mass in the Church
  • 9:30AM Mass in the Church
  • 9:40AM Mass in the John Finnegan Parish Center
  • 11:30AM Mass in the Church (Signed for the Hearing Impaired)

 

Because we joyfully welcome so many people on Easter morning, we have Masses in both the Church and the Parish Center.  Please note that in order to alleviate traffic concerns of cars leaving one Mass and arriving for the next, our last Mass on Easter in Church is at 11:30AM (15 minutes later than usual).

Upcoming Events

Living Stations - April 3, 2015

 



Young Adults - Opportunities In the Area

  • Feel lost when ordering or buying wine? Join us to learn a little bit more about wine and hang out with local young adults. Young Adult Ministry Lake County is hosting a wine tasting on Saturday March 28th at 7:30 pm at St. Mary of Vernon. Anyone age 21 - 39 is most welcome! The cost of the event is $10 and includes wine samples and light refreshments. Babysitting will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday March 25th to YAMLakeCounty@gmail.com.

  • For more YAM events, visit our Young Adults Ministry - SMV webpage!

 



SMV Parish Mission 2015

 



Dress A Girl Tea - April 12, 2015

 

Prayer

Sunday Masses

Saturday Evening at 5:00 P.M.   

Sunday at 7:45, 9:30 and 11:15 A.M.

Weekday Masses

Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 A.M., except when the day falls on a holiday.

Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 A.M. 

Saturday Morning at 8:30 A.M.

Holy Days 7:00 A.M., 9:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.

Holidays at 9:00 A.M.

Mass for the Deaf

On the first, second and third Sunday of the month, 11:15 Mass is signed for those who are hearing impaired. 

Every fourth Sunday of the month, a Mass signed for the deaf will be celebrated by Fr. Joe Mulcrone at 4 PM in the Day Chapel. 

For more information contact Deacon John Glenn at the parish office.

Reconciliation

St Mary of Vernon offers Reconciliation (Confession) on Saturdays from 4:15 to 4:45 P.M. or by appointment.

Fish Fry Dates

Save these Fridays: February 27 and March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2015

Dinner is held in the SMV Parish Center from 5:00 - 7:00pm

Tickets can be purchased in advance after weekend Masses, or at the Parish office.

Lenten Almsgiving 2015

Week Four: March 14 and 15

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Needs: Monetary donations to support the military vocations and VA Chaplaincy

Week Five: March 21 and 22

Cristo Rey High School

Click Here for complete listing.
 

PREP Students needed

PREP is in need of students in grades 6, 7 and 8 to participate in the Living Stations presentation on Good Friday.  Click Here for a schedule of rehearsals.  Participation in this event is worth ten hours of service and may be applied towards next year’s requirement, thus fulfilling half of the service hours required for the 8th graders and all of the 7th grade service requirement.  This is a time-honored tradition here at St. Mary of Vernon, so we would love to have many students participate. Email the PREP office if you’d like to be part of the Living Stations.

 

To Teach Who Christ Is



There is still time to be a part of the Campaign.  Please contact Susan Gray in the Parish Office with questions or click here to donate.

Alpha Omega Sunday Brunch

Palm Sunday Brunch

Sunday, March 29th

12:30-2:30 PM

We are trying something new this Palm Sunday… join us in the Parish Center after the 11:15am Mass for a brunch, discussion, and game!   Feel free to bring a breakfast or lunch item to share.

 

 

Lent 2015

DAILY MASS DURING LENT

 

We encourage the practice of Daily Mass during Lent.  Even if you cannot attend every day, perhaps you can join us once or twice a week.  The Mass schedule is as follows:

7:00 AM—Monday, Wednesday &  Friday

9:00 AM—Tuesday & Thursday

8:30 AM—Saturday Morning

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Stations are an old tradition in the Church, especially during Lent.  The devotion began in the Middle Ages when Christians longed to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but found this impossible.  Instead we trace the journey of Jesus along the Way of the Cross to Calvary and Resurrection in our own church by prayer and meditation.  Stations will be on

Friday evenings at 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM in the Church.

 

Lenten Regulations

     Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent.  

     Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. 

     The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.