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 Our Parish

 
Dear Parishioners,

Greetings from Orange, Virginia, home of our lovely Catholic Church, St. Isidore the Farmer. Here, we live as a community of faith inspiring and helping each other to draw ever closer to our Lord and Savior. As disciples of our Lord Jesus, we are united as brothers and sisters in the family of God and we joyfully embrace all that our Lord Jesus mercifully revealed to the world through His Apostles and through the Holy Catholic Church which He founded to be our mother and our infallible teacher in matters of faith and morals (cf. Mt 16:13-20, 18:15-18; 28:16-20; Lk 10:16, 22:31-32; Jn 20:21-23; 1 Tim 3:15; Eph 4:1-16).

Here, we faithfully and prayerfully celebrate the Sacraments and especially the Liturgy of the Eucharist with all due reverence and care. If you are ever in Orange, you are most welcome to join us for Mass, or Confession. If you need assistance, or if you would just like to talk to someone about matters of faith or about your life struggles, I would be happy to assist you. I do not pretend to have all the answers, but I do know the One who does!

 

Grace and peace be with you!

Fr. Terry Staples

Pastor

 

A Message from Our Pastor for May 22, Sixth Sunday of Easter,               

 

True and pure love is the most powerful motivator known to mankind. If we think about it, many things motivate us to act. Some for good, others for evil. For example: hunger, greed, desire for revenge, popularity or fame, pride, peer pressure, pleasure, intellectual curiosity, the instinct for survival, and the list could go on and on. Yet, love, when it is true, remains more powerful than any other motivation.

For example, suppose a man were to betray a loved one in order to save his own life. Would we not consider this man’s love to be, in some way, defective? Jesus said, there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend. The truth is, love is the greatest of the virtues (cf. 1 Cor 13); it is stronger than death; perfect love casts out fear; in fact, God IS Love! With this in mind, we can understand the simple, yet profound, statement of our Lord Jesus in this week’s Gospel (John 14:23-29) when he says to his disciples…. Continue reading by clicking here.

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Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday    Reader: Michael Critzer

May 21  Ushers : John Clemente, John Robert Clemente

5:00 pm     Altar Servers:  Isaac, Adrian, Vince

Sunday     Reader: James Dillon

May 22  Ushers : Jean MacInnis, Terry McMahon

8:00 am     Altar Servers: Katherine

Sunday     Reader: Carolyn Comes

May 15 Ushers : Mark Primeau, Craig Lawson

11:00 am   Altar Servers: Peter

Counters: Tina & Chris Riley, Carolyn & Brad Comes

Saturday  Reader:  Daniel Strogis

May 28   Ushers : Patricia Harbin, Ben Lee

5:00 pm     Altar Servers: Isaac, Adrian, Vince

Sunday     Reader: Zach Candler

May 29  Ushers : Aubrey Treakle, James MacInnis

8:00 am     Altar Servers:  Katherine

Sunday     Reader: Karen Primeau

May 29 Ushers : Mike DeSimone, Jesse Evans

11:00 am Altar Servers:  Peter, Bobby, Jackson

Counters: Carol & John Keeney & Jesse Evans

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, May 19,

Office Closed

Friday , May 20,

  •  Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon
  • Mass – 12:15 pm    
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy &  Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 21,

  • Rosary Legion of Mary – 4:30 pm
  • Confession – 4:15 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm
  • Night Prayer – 9:00 pm

Sunday, May 22, Sixth Sunday of Easter

  • Music rehearsal – 7:30 am
  • Mass – 8:00 am
    Music rehearsal – 10:30 am
  • Confession – 10:30 am
  • Mass – 11:00 am  
  • Monday, May 23,
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Rosary – 12:45 pm

Tuesday, May 24, 

  • Flame Of Love – 10:30 am
  • Flame Of Love Rosary 11:30 am
  • Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon 
  • Mass – 12:15 pm 
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • RCIA – 7:00 pm  

Wednesday, May 25,

  • Calix – 8:30 am (Zoom) 
  • Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon 
  • Mass – 12:15 pm 
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • LOM – 3:00pm 
  • Youth Choir – 5:45 pm
  • Thursday, May 26,
  • Office Closed 
  • Friday, May 27,
  •  Confession – 11:45 am to 12:00 Noon
  •   Mass – 12:15 pm    
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy &    Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • Adoration – 1:00pm to 9:00 pm