Monday, November 1st - Solemnity of All Saints
Masses Celebrated: 9 AM & 12:10 PM
“Almighty ever-living God, by whose gift we venerate in one celebration the merits of all the Saints, bestow on us, we pray, through the prayers of so many intercessors, an abundance of the reconciliation with you for which we earnestly long. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.”
(from the Collect Prayer for the Solemnity of All Saints, November 1)
“Today the Church celebrates all the saints: canonized or beatified, and the multitude of those who are in heaven enjoying the beatific vision that are only known to God. During the early centuries the Saints venerated by the Church were all martyrs. Later on the Popes set November 1 as the day for commemorating all the Saints. We all have this "universal call to holiness." What must we to do in order to join the company of the saints in heaven? We "must follow in His footsteps and conform [our]selves to His image seeking the will of the Father in all things. [We] must devote [our]selves with all [our] being to the glory of God and the service of [our] neighbor. In this way, the holiness of the People of God will grow into an abundant harvest of good, as is admirably shown by the life of so many saints in Church history" (Lumen Gentium, 40).” (from CatholicCulture.org)
STM is planning a monthly Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration to be held on a Wednesday evening. Our ministries will rotate helping host the monthly Holy Hour. This will be a wonderful way for our parish to come before Our Lord in prayer and rest in the loving embrace of Our God. Also, by gathering our ministries together, we can ask the Lord to shower all of us with his manifold graces he is always ready to give.
We cordially invite you and your family to join us on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 PM for the Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration. If you cannot spend the whole hour with us, please come for just a few minutes to rest in the silence and peace of Jesus present to us in his Holy Eucharist.
"To visit the Blessed Sacrament is... a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ, Our Lord." -Saint Paul VI
"And a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians and could not be healed by any one, came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. And Jesus said, 'Who was it that touched me?' (...) Falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.'" -Luke 8:43-44, 47-48
The month of October is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. We have several opportunities planned for the month to pray the Rosary together and invoke Our Lady's intercession through this incredible devotion. As we contemplate Jesus' life through the mysteries of the Rosary, we ask Mary to help our parish draw closer to her son, Jesus, Our Lord.
For a helpful guide for praying the Rosary and information on this important devotion, please click here.
As of October 2021, the STM Parish Email Address has changed.
For the Parish Office/Rectory (Fr. Marek, Fr. Robert, and Colleen), please use STMParishOffice@gmail.com. Be sure to update your address books accordingly.
The email address for Religious Education/CCD (Cabrina and Cathy) remains STMCCDFairfield@gmail.com.