“24 Hours for the Lord” (2016-03-04)

Friday, March 4 to Saturday, March 5, 2016

Pope Francis wrote in his Bull of Induction of the Jubilee Year of Mercy entitled Misericordiae Vultus,  “The initiative of ’24 Hours for the Lord,’ to be celebrated on the Friday and Saturday preceding the Fourth Week of Lent, should be implemented in every diocese. Let us place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center once more in such a way that it will enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands. For every penitent, it will be a source of true interior peace.” (no. 17) Continue reading

Lent

lent cross postLent is the season prior to Easter. It is a penitential time of prayer and fasting.
In the Christian tradition the forty days is understood to refer to a time of intense prayer and preparation; we remember the biblical stories of Noah and the flood of 40 days, the forty years the Israelites spent wandering in the wilderness and Christ’s forty day fast in the desert in preparation for his earthly ministry.

By Pope Francis
The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee
In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy” For all of us, Continue reading

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

jesus baptism - clipartJesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan
to be baptized by him…After Jesus was baptized,
he came up from the water and behold,
the heavens were opened for him,
and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove
and coming upon him.
And a voice came from the heavens, saying,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

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Holy mass schedule for Christmas and New Year 2016

Mary Holding Jesus - biggerThe Church of the Virgin Mary´s Immaculate Conception

24. December 2015 (Thursday), Christmas Eve
20:00 Children´s program
21.00 Holy mass in Russian
24:00 Midnight Mass In English

25. December 2015 (Friday), Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
11:00 Holly Mass in English
13:00 Holly Mass in Russian
19:00 Holly Mass in Russian and English

1. January 2016 (Friday), Solemnity, Mary, Mother of God
11:00 Holly Mass in English
13:00 Holly Mass in Russian
18:00 Holly Mass in Russian and English

We cordially invite all believers.

 

Consecration Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

sacred-heart_raysO Sacred Heart of Jesus, who did make known to St. Margaret Mary Your ardent desire to reign over Christian families, behold us assembled here today to proclaim Your absolute dominion over our home. Henceforth we purpose to lead a life like Yours so that among us may flourish the virtues for which You did promise peace on earth, and for this end we will banish from our midst the spirit of the world which You abhor so much. You will reign over our understanding by the simplicity of our faith. You will reign over our hearts by an ardent love for You; and may the flame of this love be ever kept burning in our hearts by the frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist. Continue reading

Holy Week Schedule – EASTER 2015

(The Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church 2015)

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Holy Wednesday: Holy Chrism Mass at 7 pm
The Chrism Mass is celebrated by Bishop, who blesses the oils for the sick (used in Anointing of the Sick), for catechumens (used in Baptism) and chrism (used in Baptism, but especially in Confirmation and Holy Orders, as well as in rites such as the blessing of an altar and a church).

Holy Thursday: Holy Mass at 7 pm
The Holy Mass commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus with his Twelve Apostles, the institution of the Eucharist, the institution of the Priesthood, and the commandment of brotherly love that Jesus gave after washing the feet of his disciples.

Good Friday: The Holy Liturgy at 7 pm
The liturgy consists of three parts: the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and the Holy Communion. On Good Friday there is no Mass celebrated and hence, the Hosts consecrated at the Mass on the Maundy Thursday are distributed to the people.

Easter Vigil: Holy Mass at 8.30 pm
The Easter Vigil, the longest and most solemn of the Catholic Church’s liturgical services, consists of four parts:

1. The Liturgy of Light
2. The Liturgy of the Word
3. The Liturgy of Baptism: The sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation for new  members of the Church and the Renewal of Baptismal Promises by the entire   congregation.
4. The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist

Easter Sunday: Holy Mass at 11 am

On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the day of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
· On Good Friday, a collection is made to support the people and places of the Holy Land.

Help for the children in the Central African Republic

1242_tehlicka2015-1 EN  During this time of Lent,  we – together with the Salesians in Slovakia and Siberia – can help poor children in the Central African Republic. The collection will be used for buying food, school benches and equipment needed in a school.

If you are willing to help you can give your contribution in the jar which is located in the front of our church.

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Thank you

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