"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit." Ephesians 2:19-22
Historic Chapel Location:
800 S. Oak Ave., Sanford, FL
3280 W. 1st St., (SR #46), Sanford
Divine Mercy Sunday
Join our parish for an extra-ordinary celebration of thanksgiving for the graces received on this great feast day!
Divine Mercy Sunday:
Church: 1:00 to 3:00 pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary, Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Celebrate God’s greatest attribute on Divine Mercy Sunday!
On Divine Mercy Sunday, an image of the Divine Mercy will be blessed and displayed in the sanctuary as requested by Jesus. The image represents the Risen Christ bringing Mercy to the whole world. Please take a moment and, with gratitude and trust in God’s Mercy, recall the mystery of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord while viewing the image. In this way the image will be venerated as Our Lord asked.
“I want the image [which he instructed St. Faustina to have painted as she saw him] to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it.”
“All the divine floodgates through which graces flow are open.” (699)
Join the hundreds of thousands across the world who have responded to this message of God’s mercy and have found hope, healing and answers to many prayers. The Feast of Mercy is a day when we should approach the Lord with great Faith and Trust and Appreciation. Don’t be afraid to ask for great things, spiritual as well as temporal. Rejoice in Our Lord’s unfathomable mercy!
It is with great joy that this April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday, we will witness thesupreme honor of canonization of not one but two popes, Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II. They will be canonized as saints in a historic solemn liturgical rite officiated by Pope Francis.
It is through this Rite of Canonization that the Supreme Pontiff, in an act which is protected from error by the Holy Spirit, elevates a person to the universal veneration of the Church. A Mass, Divine Office and other acts of veneration can now be offered throughout the universal Church.
Join us and all Catholics around the world to celebrate the Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.
EWTN Television will broadcast the Mass of Canonization at the following times (Eastern):
Show Day Start Time Duration
Sunday 04/27/2014 3:30 AM 3:30 hours
Sunday 04/27/2014 7:00 PM 3:30 hours
Monday 04/28/2014 11:00 PM 1:00 hour
Tuesday 04/29/2014 12:00 AM 2:30 hours
A Message from our Business Manager...
We want to reassure our parishioners they need not worry about using the parish's online giving vendor, WeShare in light of the Heartbleed Virus. WeShare uses Microsoft IIS's SSL/TLS implementation which is not vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack. Heartbleed only affects OpenSSL, a particular open source implementation of SSL/TLS.
Faith Formation Classes Calendar 2013-2014
A message from our Faith Formation Director, Jenny Mansingh
2014 is here and we have all started to work on planning this year’s calendar and activities! With this in mind I wish to draw your attention to the sacramental preparatory dates for First Holy Communion, and for Confirmation. Please remember it is mandatory that you and your child attend these classes. A missed session will postpone the reception of the Sacrament. Your children should also be attending weekend Masses to fulfill their Sunday obligation and Holy Days as well. Please do not assume that your child will be receiving the sacrament without first checking with me.
First Holy Communion is on May 3 and 4
May 1, 3 (Retreat), 15 (Rehearsal)
Confirmation is on May 18
As we plan for these celebrations let us keep in mind that the preparation is as important as the “big day.” When we go on vacation or travel to any destination, the journey is part of the trip. The things we see for the first time, the unexpected events, the people we meet, etc. So it is with our faith. Let us be attentive, let our hearts be receptive to all that happens to us as we walk this journey of faith. God Bless you.
Registration Forms for the 2013-2014 Formation Class Year are now available online.
Returning Students Registration Form
New Student Registration Form
The Sacrament of Confirmation 2014
Preparation begins with an Orientation Meeting for Adults, Parents & Students. Please click here to see information on requirements and responsibilities for students. Contact Michele Murphy or Jenny Mansingh for registration and more information: 407.322.3795.
Bible Study Group
Find out how you can join us in this journey by just following this link.
See the parish calendar or bulletin online for more events and ministry meetings this month....
To view the Calendar with all happenings please click here.
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