WHAT TO EXPECT
Our parish embraces Church life celebrating old world traditions and openness to new things. Our church, built in 1837, is a gem of Southern architecture, and features beautiful artwork and appointments, that move the soul and mind to heavenly realities.
We sing in English, the local language, and in Latin, the ancient and timeless voice of our Faith, and our choir offers music by the best of centuries-old composers.
We believe that our attire speaks of our respect for the sacred liturgy and for one another. We honor proper Sunday dress.
Children and young adults are a vital part of our parish. A young children's nursery (ages six months through three years) is available in the sacristy behind the sanctuary during the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
The Holy Eucharist is the "source and summary" of all Catholic belief. It is the true and sacred Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, not a symbol or memory, but a participation in the eternal offering of Jesus to his Father. Receiving the Holy Eucharist is a sign that the communicant believes and accepts all that the Catholic Church teaches and believes. It is received while kneeling at the altar rail. Anyone unable to kneel is welcome to stand. Anyone who cannot come to the altar rail because of mobility issues is asked to notify an usher before Mass. Because they are not in communion with the Catholic Church and therefore cannot receive the Eucharist, non-Catholics are welcome to come to the altar rail to receive a blessing by crossing their arms across the chest.
We host a gathering, traditionally called the Collation, after every Sunday's 9:00 a.m. Mass featuring an abundant spread of treats from the homes of our members.
We gladly welcome you.