Schedule update as of mid-August
Father Joseph Mary is in Uganda this month. He will return on Thursday, Aug. 29. While he is away are a number of changes to our service and Mass schedule:
There will be daily Mass, at 12 pm, from Monday Aug. 12 through Wednesday, Aug. 14. Masses for the Assumption are 12 pm and 7 pm on Thursday, Aug. 15. There is no Mass on Friday, Aug. 16.
Daily Mass on weekdays will resume in full on the week of Aug. 19. All Masses for the weekdays for the weeks of Aug. 19 and Aug. 26 will be at 12 pm. Saturday morning Masses will resume on Aug. 31.
- Confession will be offered on Saturdays at 3:30-4:30 pm. Sunday confessions are suspended until Sept. 1.
- Sunday Latin Masses are suspended after July 15. They will resume Sept. 1.
- The 5 pm Saturday Vigil and 8:30 and 11 am Sunday Masses are not affected.
- Thursday Holy Hours are suspended from July 25. They will resume Sept. 5.
Please continue to pray for Father, those in Uganda to whom he will minister and for our parish while he is away.
Fundraising banquet for local crisis pregnancy centers
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton of Charlottesville
990 Hilton Heights Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Saturday, October 26
Seating 6:00 to 6:30 pm
Program 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Corpus Christi Procession – View the Pictures!
The great feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated on Sunday, June 23. We marked the occasion with procession with the Blessed Sacrament.
Our thanks to Steve Paitsel for taking dozens of photos of our walk with the Eucharist downtown! You can view the entire gallery HERE.
Through this procession we profess our faith in the Real Presence and celebrate our unity in Christ. The Eucharist is the ultimate source and sign of unity. As part of our Holy Comforter 2020 goal to renew the parish, aim to make this procession an annual event and hope more and more parishioners and visitors join us!
We are already making plans for our next procession, which will be in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary in October. So if you cannot wait until next Corpus Christi to bring our Faith to the streets, please do join us in October!
Angelus and Midday Prayer
Holy Comforter has begun reciting the Angelus (or the Regina Caeli during Easter season) every weekday at 12 pm. At 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.
And if you cannot make it to church, you can always pray the Angelus at home!
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!
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 email@example.com for more information.