In the year 1521 a cannon ball fractured the left leg of Captain Ignatius Loyola, the future founder of the Jesuits. While he was convalescing, Ignatius read about Christ and His saints and thus turned wholly to God. He then undertook to equip himself for Christ's service by acquiring a good classical and theological education. The members of the Society of Jesus became the shock troops of the Church in the battle against the spread of Protestantism in Europe, as well as one of the greatest foreign mission organizations that the world has known. Ignatius died on July 31, 1556.
As our lives become more media minded and the pace of life continues to speed up, it is important to keep "in touch" and to be reminded of our mission as a parish and as a Church. Simple reminders, invitations and alerts received on your computer and smart phones allow me, your Shepherd, to communicate in a quick, simple and effective way.
Eucharistic Adoration is held every Tuesday following the 8 a.m. Mass and continuing all day until 6:45 p.m. There are special prayer booklets available containing prayers for vocations during adoration. Confessions are held from 6-6:30 p.m. and evening Mass begins at 7 p.m.