Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent
We will pray the Stations of the Cross each Friday this Lent at 6:30 pm. Please join us as we walk the Via Dolorosa with our Lord and remember His Passion and Death, that we might be better prepared for the Resurrection on Easter.
Note that Stations on Good Friday will be at 3 pm.
Angelus and Midday Prayer
Holy Comforter has begun reciting the Angelus every weekday at 12 pm. At precisely noon our church bell will be rung in three quick bursts, three times each, and then will give off nine longer rings, to remind all the Faithful who can hear our bell to pray to our Blessed Mother. Angelus prayer cards are available to help everyone participate.
This prayer will precede the noon Masses on Mondays and Fridays.
We also will say Midday Prayer (Sext) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays immediately after the Angelus. On those days, the daily Mass is at 7 am.
If you work, live or lunch downtown, please join us. The Angelus and Midday Prayer takes only about ten minutes in total.
Please support the Annual Diocesan Appeal!
The Annual Diocesan Appeal: Building Our Family of Faith provides critical funding to three key areas: Advancing Social Justice, Cultivating Catholic Leadership and Empowering Parish Communities. This includes hundreds of thousands of dollars toward seminarian education, supporting international priests and feeding the hungry through Fuel and Hunger Fund grants. Holy Comforter’s Outreach ministry has received a significant amount of money from those grants.
Please help the Diocese support our seminarians, holy priests, lay catechists, the poor, migrant workers and so much more.
For more information on what the Appeal does, please visit its website here.
To donate to the Appeal, please click HERE
God bless you!
New daily Mass schedule in effect
In response to requests from the Faithful and to better accommodate Father Joseph Mary’s schedule given his new responsibilities as dean, we have changed the schedule for Holy Mass during the week.
Daily Mass is now being offered as follows:
– At 12 pm on Mondays and Fridays and at 7 am Tuesday through Thursday.
– Saturday morning Mass will continue to be offered at 8 am.
– Masses on the First Friday of each month will remain at 6:30 pm and be followed by adoration until 8 pm.
There is no change to the Sunday Mass schedule.
It is our sincerest hope that this will lead to larger daily Mass attendance and eliminate the need to make future sudden changes to the Mass schedule.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chapter Launching
A new chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is beginning right here in Charlottesville! This ministry, which began in 1851 here in the United States, is aimed at helping the poor both materially and spiritually. Volunteers go out into the community two by two to help people with rent, electric bills and other necessities… and also to pray with them and bring the Gospel to their homes.
The Holy Trinity Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a joint effort between the three parishes here in Charlottesville: St. Thomas Aquinas, Incarnation and Holy Comforter.
Contact Chuck McCurdy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Holy Innocents Mass and potluck luncheon
Thank you to the many parents and dozens of children who attended our Mass for the Feast of the Holy Innocents on Friday, December 28. This was an incredible way to help revive a centuries-old tradition in the Church of honoring the martyrs who died in Christ’s stead when he was but an infant.
We hope to make this special Mass, which included a blessing and rosary gifts for children, an annual occasion at Holy Comforter.
We have a number of photos of the Mass, blessing and luncheon available on our Facebook page. Take a look at them HERE.
All Souls Requiem Mass Video
For those unable to attend our Sung Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form on All Souls Day, a video is available on our Facebook page.
Mass begins at the 13:30 mark in the video. Click HERE to watch.
Our thanks to our Men’s Schola, Ladies’ Schola and guest choir members who helped offer this beautiful liturgy.
We are always contemplating ways to stay in constant touch with our parishioners and the greater community. If you enjoy the video please leave feedback on our social media page or contact the office. We may offer livestreams of Sunday or other holyday Masses in the future for those who are ill, homebound or otherwise unable to attend Mass through no fault of their own.