Browsing the 2019 archive of Messages from Monsignor

Corpus Christi Procession

Posted by Clare LoCoco on 6/11/19

Maybe you’re finally getting around to putting away those Easter decorations, but we all still have cause to celebrate! Even though the holy season of Easter does end this weekend with the Solemnity of Pentecost, our sacred celebrations do not end! Following next weekend (Solemnity of the Most Holy ... Read More »

St. Mary's New Associate Pastor: Fr. Andrew Linn

Posted by Clare LoCoco on 4/13/19

Dear Parishioners,

A Blessed Palm Sunday to you all—  and a Blessed Holy Week! I hope you are able to enter into this sacred time with a reverent spirit.

A few weeks back, I announced that the Archbishop had requested the reassignment of Fr. Rick Wendell.

This Sunday, I ... Read More »

Lenten Penance + Receiving the Eucharist // 3.31.19

Posted by Clare LoCoco on 4/02/19

It is better to confess one’s sins than to harden one’s heart. — Pope Saint Clement I, 1st Century

Dear Parishioners,

As you are all aware, Lent is a disciplined season of repentance, a time for us to reflect on our lives and examine the ways that we choose ... Read More »

Fr. Rick, God's Blessings In Your New Assignment // 3.24.19

Posted by Clare LoCoco on 3/26/19

This past Monday, Fr. Rick met with the Vicar for Clergy and was told that the Archbishop has asked him to be reassigned in June. The actual assignment is unknown at this time, yet it will be announced when all clergy assignments are posted in May. We wish him ... Read More »

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - "Exciting New Updates"

Posted by Clare LoCoco on 3/21/19

Dear Parishioners,

As Catholics, we recognize the True Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist, but as humans, we occasionally need help to get into the “holy mindset” for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. How is this accomplished? How do we learn to focus upon the Divine, when ... Read More »

*Supplemental Ad Orientem Literature from Summer '18*

Posted by Clare LoCoco on 3/12/19

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated “ad orientem”


     Dear Parishioners of St. Mary and St. Anthony the Hermit,


     Many of you have inquired about my openness to praying the mass ad orientem, that is, the priest and the congregation facing toward “the east”, from ... Read More »

Ad Orientem Masses + Parish Holy Hours

Posted by Clare LoCoco on 3/12/19

Question: What are “Ad Orientem” masses? Why does St. Mary’s offer them?



Dear Parishioners,

In the past year and a half of being stationed at St. Mary’s, you may have heard me announce our Saturday morning Ad Orientem masses. You may even remember that I had an ... Read More »