August 20, 2017 Update

A Special Message  from Very Reverend Father Neil S. Sullivan, VF, Pastor

God’s Providence has been at work in our refurbishment project.  We have trusted it. And now we need to trust it in these final steps.   We knew we had an aggressive construction schedule. Our construction crew worked hard all summer and we are grateful for their hard work.

No matter how well planned, there can be unexpected delays in any construction project. The majority of the work is complete. However, there were delays. So what this mean for us? Well …

Yes, were still having …
•Open House on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 12:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
•Dinner on Derry Food Truck Fest 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with activities and fellowship throughout our parish campus.

Nevertheless …Our beloved Shrine Church is not quite ready for us to have Mass in it. Our construction team needs just a few more days before they are completely satisfied.

So here’s the plan on Sunday, August 20, 2017, after the 11:30 a.m., we will process to the Narthex for the blessing of the church doors.

•Guided tours of the Shrine Church 12:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You will be amazed!
•The first Mass in the newly refurbished Shrine Church will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
•Murray Hall remains our Summer Church until Wednesday, August 23, 2017 through the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
•After the Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Mass, we need to begin converting Murray Hall back to a gym for school.
•We are unable to have Daily Mass, Rosary, or Adoration from Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. until confessions on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Thank you of your patience and understanding.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday afternoon, showing you the church, and celebrating with you. We are in this together, as we continue to honor, witness, and celebrate the vision entrusted to us.

To download the complete letter, clicking on the link to Special Message from Father Sullivan



Coming soon: 33 Days to Morning Glory Small Group Retreat

Looking for the quickest, surest, and easiest way to holiness, but don’t know where to begin? Join us for a six week small-group retreat in preparation for Marian Consecration. This retreat is based on the popular book by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, 33 Days to Morning Glory. Gain new insights into Marian Consecration, learn how key saints and blessed lived it out, and how you can live it out as well.

Click for more details and to register.  

New BASIC topic starts Sunday, May 21

Join us for “A Biblical Walk Through THE MASS“.  In this video based program, Dr. Edward Sri explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we are familiar with at Mass and explains their significance. You will come to understand the Mass like never before, leading to a richer worship experience.

When: 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Where: School Music Room (enter at the back school entrance by the Library ramp)
Who:  Adults and families

Join us for any or all of the upcoming dates:
Sundays May 21, June 4, June 11, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20

Parish Walking Group Starts Up Wednesday, May 17

The Parish Walking Group is ready to get back into action, walking through the neighborhood surrounding the parish, sharing faith stories, sorrows, joys—and even a few jokes and recipes. We begin each walk by meeting in the narthex at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Refurbishment Details: Join Together This Summer!

Open your HEART to lend a helping HAND this summer as we prepare for the return to our original church to PRAY, believe and live as disciples. Sign up here today or in the Narthex by writing your name, your Mass availability (date and time) to serve as a greeter, usher or on the clean-up team throughout the summer months. Families are encouraged to sign up together!

Come Join Us as Disciples

  • Summertime Greeter: We will have three entrances so we will need additional friendly faces to greet people as they enter for Mass.
  • Ushers: To guide people to available seats throughout the space.
  • Clean Team: To maintain an orderly space by ensuring missalettes are replaced on seats after Mass.

Rosary Rally – Saturday May 13th

Rosary Rally for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima

Saturday May 13, 2017 (rain or shine)
9:30 a.m.
(following the 9:00 a.m. Mass)
Plaza of Our Lady of the Globe

Following the request of our most Holy Mother Mary we will pray the Rosary for the “conversion of sinners” and “in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary”.

Please join us after the 9:00 am Mass in the Plaza of Our Lady of the Globe (rain or shine) to ask God’s forgiveness and bring us peace.

All are welcome!