Upcoming Corpus Christi Procession
The great feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated on Sunday, June 23. As we did last year, we will process with the Blessed Sacrament through our downtown community.
The procession will take place immediately after the 11 AM Mass. A period of exposition will follow until the Latin Mass at 1:30 PM.
Through this procession we will profess our faith in the Real Presence and celebrate our unity in Christ. The Eucharist is the ultimate source and sign of unity. Please join us in this solemn, joyful and moving display of faith as we take to the streets!
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.