Browsing the March 2020 archive of Fr. Joe's Blog

Holy Week: April 5 - 12, 2020

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/31/20


Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, and we begin the holiest week of the entire year.  Later this week we will celebrate a group of days known as The Triduum.  It begins on Holy Thursday evening with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and concludes ... Read More »

Indulgences and Blessings From Rome

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/27/20

I wanted to write about a couple of important spiritual things that are happening.  

First of all, Pope Francis has offered us a special "Urbi et Orbi" (To the City and the World) blessing.  These are usually given at Christmas and Easter, but he is giving us a special ... Read More »

Article for March 29 Bulletin

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/24/20

Who Moved my Cheese? The Coronavirus Edition

     I really did not know what I was going to write about in my bulletin article for this week.  I was talking to Ann Johnston, our parish secretary and bookkeeper, about this and about how so much has changed in ... Read More »

Live Stream Mass Schedule

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/24/20

Here is the weekly schedule for when I will live stream Masses on my Facebook page:

Tuesday 6:00 PMWednesday 8:30 AMThursday 8:30 AMFriday 8:30 AMSaturday 10:15 AMSunday 9:00 AMMondays will vary depending on what is happening that day. I will try to announce when that will be on my ... Read More »

Masses for weekend of March 21 and 22

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/20/20

Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday (daily) Mass at 10:15 AM

Sunday Mass at 9:00 AM


Both Masses will be live streamed on my Facebook page.  They will then be saved to the page for later viewing.

For those without Facebook memberships and those who prefer not to deal with ... Read More »

What is happening at Church!

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/19/20

I know we are all shocked and saddened by the news of no public Mass.  I wanted to give a quick update on what is still happening at our Churches.

Both Churches will remain unlocked in open for private prayer 9 AM - 7PM everyday of the week.  Look ... Read More »

40 Hours Lite

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/19/20

Several inquiring minds have already asked me: are we still having 40 hours? 

The answer is yes!  We will have Adoration before the Tabernacle for the scheduled times.  St. Cecilia's will host from 6 PM on Friday, March 20 until 2 PM on Saturday, March 21.  Mary Immaculate will ... Read More »

Mass Online!

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/18/20

I have posted two videos of me celebrating Mass to my Facebook page. 

One video is from the 6 pm Mass last evening for St. Patrick's Day.  The other was a live video from Mass this morning (March 18).  


I'm still figuring out if I want to ... Read More »

Article for March 22 Bulletin

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/17/20



My articles during Lent so far have been focused on the Seven Sacraments.  Given the rapidly developing health crisis that has enveloped our nation and the world however, I thought it would be prudent for me to talk ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/17/20

Welcome to the Blog!


With so much happening so fast, I thought it would be good to try offering some modern technology to do some modern day preaching to all the people stuck at home and/or work these days.  More to come!


Fr. Joe