"The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life."
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1324
It goes by many names: The Holy Eucharist, The Lord's Supper, the Eucharistic Assembly, the Breaking of Bread, the Divine Synaxis, the Holy Sacrifice, the Divine Liturgy, Holy Communion, and the Holy Mass. Each of these emphasizes some aspect of that reality which is central to our worship as Catholics. The Mass is the place in which we come together to give due worship and honor to our God and to receive from Him the grace we need to carry out the mission entrusted to us as individuals and as the Church.
Weekday Mass & Confession Schedule
- Monday: 7:00 am Mass @ St. Ann
- Tuesday: 5:00 pm Mass @ St. Vincent
(with Confessions heard 25 minutes before Mass)
- Wednesday: 7:00 am Mass @ St. Ann
- Thursday: 5:00 pm Mass @ St. Ann
(with Novena to Mother of Perpetual Help)
- Friday: 7:00 am Mass @ St. Ann
- Saturday: 8:00 am Mass @ St. Ann (1st Saturday)
Weekend Mass & Confession Schedule
- Saturday Confessions: 3:30-4:15pm @ St. Ann
- Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm Mass @ St. Ann
- 7:30 am Mass @ St. Ann
- 9:30am @ St. Vincent
- 6:00 pm @ St. Ann (Spanish on second Sunday of every month)
**please check the parish calendar for Holy Day & feast day schedule changes**
We recognize that people today are much more mobile than in generations past, bringing individuals and families into and away from our local community for vacations, school events, sports, and more. We wish you safe travels and encourage you to attend Mass wherever you find yourself on the weekends. If you are looking for a Catholic Church near you, check out MassTimes.org, which includes a search feature to find nearby churches, Mass times, parish website info, and more.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, commonly known as Confession, is a profound encounter with the merciful love of Jesus Christ, but for many it is also an occasion of fear and/or anxiety. Some of this can be relieved by becoming more familiar with the Sacrament and preparing for it in prayer. A helpful Examination of Conscience and ‘How to go to Confession’ guide can be found at the National Catholic Register and '20 Tips on Making a Good Confession' can be found at Fr. Z's blog.
Another way to help ease some of the fear or anxiety is simply to go more regularly. Frequent (i.e. monthly) celebration of the Sacrament is encouraged by the Church and countless saints, who realized that going the minimum once a year was not sufficient for themselves. And remember, too, that while there are many reasons why we might want to refrain from approaching the Sacrament, the most important reason to go to Confession is that it is Jesus whom we encounter there waiting to pour out His love and mercy.