COVID Reflection #1 – Fr. Paul

Fr. Paul Voisin, CR, our former pastor and now Superior General of the Congregation of the Resurrection, living and working in Rome, has been participating in a COVID reflection group online. Fr. Paul is now sharing four reflections that he wrote for this group, each based on a quote from Pope Francis. Every Thursday on our parish website, from April 8 – 29, we will feature one of these reflections. We hope they may help all of us who find the pandemic increasingly challenging to see how these times of darkness can lead to conversion and light.

Today’s reflection is based on the following quote:

“it is impossible to emerge from a crisis the same as before”

Pope Francis

Ecumenical Holy Week Musical Collaboration

The Ecumenical Churches of Forest Hill put together a musical collaboration for Holy Week. You can watch the video below. Thank you to Forest Hill United, Calvin Presbyterian, St. Stephen Lutheran, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and Highland Baptist churches for their contributions, and especially to Highland Baptist for putting them all together!

St. Joseph Our Protector – FREE Series

Are you all fired up this Easter Season and looking for more spiritual food? Pope Francis declared this the year of St. Joseph, and in celebration of that Good Catholic is offering a free five-part online series on St. Joseph.

Presented by Fr. Matthew Kauth of St. Joseph College Seminary in the Diocese of Charlotte, in this series you will learn:

  • Why St. Joseph is the perfect example for approaching Jesus and growing closer to Him
  • What it means that God chose this particular man to be the Protector of Jesus on earth…and how it affects us
  • That St. Joseph was not a frail old man as we often see depicted, but a strong, vibrant, younger man, rightly called the Terror of Demons
  • Practical ways to cultivate a relationship with St. Joseph in order to lead a good life and experience a happy death

Watch the introductory video and register for free by clicking the button below.

Easter Homily, Bulletin & Pope Francis Live

On this Holy Saturday we invite you to listen to Fr. Raphael’s homily below. If you wish to join us in person for Mass this Easter here is our schedule:

Easter Vigil – 8:00 pm — 15% capacity
Easter Sunday Masses – 9:00 am, 11:00 am & 12:30 pm — 15% capacity

If you are unable to join us for Mass you can find information about celebrating Holy Saturday at home on the Diocesan Website, by clicking here. We are keeping all our parishioners in prayer this Easter Triduum, whether joining us in person or from home. We miss you all, but may this powerful season bring us all New Life.

You can also join Pope Francis live for his Easter Vigil, at 2:30 pm our time today, April 3rd. Click the button below to watch the livestream, or click it after 2:30 pm to watch the Mass later.

Good Friday Homily & Pope Francis Live

On this Good Friday we invite you to listen to Fr. Raphael’s homily for our Family Service and Fr. Murray’s homily for our Solemn Service, both below. If you wish to join us in person for services today here is our schedule:

Family Service – 11:00 am — 30% capacity
Solemn Service – 3:00 pm
— 30% capacity

If you are unable to join us for Mass you can find information about celebrating Good Friday at home on the Diocesan Website, by clicking here. We are keeping all our parishioners in prayer this Easter Triduum, whether joining us in person or from home. We miss you all, but may this powerful season bring us all New Life.

You can also join Pope Francis live for his Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, at 1:00 pm our time today, April 2nd. Click the button below to watch the livestream, or click it after 1:00 pm to watch the service later.

Finally, Pope Francis will preside over the Way of the Cross today in St. Peter’s Square; you can watch live at 6:00 pm our time by clicking the button below.

Family Service Homily
Solemn Service Homily

The Ecumenical Churches of Forest Hill put together a musical collaboration for Holy Week. You can watch the video below. Thank you to Forest Hill United, Calvin Presbyterian, St. Stephen Lutheran, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and Highland Baptist churches for their contributions, and especially to Highland Baptist for putting them all together!

Holy Thursday Homily & Pope Francis Live

On this Holy Thursday we invite you to listen to Fr. Murray’s homily below. If you wish to join us in person for Mass today here is our schedule:

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:30 pm — 30% capacity

If you are unable to join us for Mass you can find information about celebrating Holy Thursday at home on the Diocesan Website, by clicking here. We are keeping all our parishioners in prayer this Easter Triduum, whether joining us in person or from home. We miss you all, but may this powerful season bring us all New Life.

You can also join Pope Francis live for his Mass of the Lord’s Supper, at 1:00 pm our time today, April 1st. Click the button below to watch the livestream, or click it after 1:00 pm to watch the Mass later.

The Ecumenical Churches of Forest Hill put together a musical collaboration for Holy Week. You can watch the video below. Thank you to Forest Hill United, Calvin Presbyterian, St. Stephen Lutheran, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and Highland Baptist churches for their contributions, and especially to Highland Baptist for putting them all together!

Music for Lent

Tomorrow is Holy Thursday, and the most beautiful liturgies of our year begin. To prepare ourselves to enter into this solemn and precious period, we invite you to take a moment to pause and quiet your minds.

Tonight John B. Miller and Friends are offering a Lenten program at 7:00pm online. You can watch the concert tonight, or anytime until April 6th. Click the button below to watch.