Parish News/Upcoming Events


March 28  – Alta Vista Garage Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 450 Somerset Street; Children’s items, toys, clothes, and more.  Lemonade and bake sale.

LENTEN REGULATIONS: As in the past, the following regulations are in place for abstaining and fasting during Lent:

Abstinence : Everyone fourteen years of age and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.

Fast: Everyone eighteen years of age and older but under the age of sixty is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On these two days, the law of fast allows one full meal a day, but does not prohibit taking some food during the day, so long as this does not constitute another full meal. Drinking liquids during the day is permitted.

When health or the ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, a priest assigned to pastoral ministry or confessor should be consulted. In the spirit of penance, the faithful should not lightly excuse themselves from this obligation.

Every Friday during Lent, the 8:00 am Mass will be followed by the Stations of the Cross.

Easter Flowers: As we prepare for the solemnity of the Passion we look forward to the joy of the Resurrection. We hope to express our joy by decorating our altar with a generous display of Easter flowers. We are asking parishioners to donate Easter Lilies for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Please bring the flowers to the rectory or the Church (when open) beginning March 30th to April 2nd .

                                  HOLY WEEK/EASTER SCHEDULE

Holy Thursday –April 2 nd 8:00 am Morning Prayer and Meditation

7:30 p.m Mass of the Last Supper. Adoration at the Altar of Repose Until 11:00 pm

Good Friday – April 3 rd 8:00 a.m. Individual Meditation Stations of the Cross and Reflections 12:00 noon-3:00 pm

Good Friday Parking – Parking will not be available in the Alta Vista School yard.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 1:45 p.m. Hispanic Good Friday Liturgy 7:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday-April 4 th 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer and Reflection.

Confession 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Easter Vigil Mass 8:30 pm

Easter Sunday-April 5th Masses: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass

The Parish office will close at 12 noon on Good Friday and will be closed on Monday April 6th for the Easter Holiday.

ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL – Our parish assessment for 2015 is  $36,100.00.  Any monies in excess of the goal will be returned to the parish.