Welcome to Saint Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church

Diocesan Day of Unplugging | Friday, March 1, 2024

Many of us can relate to being too attached to our digital devices. With everything from banking and fitness to email and games accessible on our phones, tablets, and laptops, these devices can become a distraction, or even an addiction. This has even more serious implications when it comes to social media. Are we spending more time with our devices than with God? And are we investing more time on social media than on nurturing in-person relationships within our communities? Let this Lent be a time where we take these questions to prayer.

Stations of the Cross & Soup Supper | Fridays during Lent

Stations are @ 5:30 followed by a Soup Supper. There is a sign-up sheet for soup, bread or salad. Please put your name with number of people along with sign-up for soup, bread, or salad in the gathering hall. Please join us for this beautiful tradition.

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

You call us, as members of the body of Christ, to serve one another. This Lent, may we be your eyes, to see with compassion. May we be your hands and feet, to serve with love. By encountering you in the Bread of Life, may we joyfully share bread for life with all members of our global family. Amen

2024 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA)

The theme this year is shared with the theme of our Diocesan Jubilee: “Behold, I make all things new.” After reflecting upon the blessings God has given you, please prayerfully consider a pledge. As we look forward to the celebration of the 50-year Golden Anniversary of our diocese, let us renew our commitment to the Lord and be inspired to share what we have received from Him.

Bible Study for Nursing Home Residents

Interested in helping to lead Bible Study to nursing home residents on Tuesday mornings? Contact Patty at panderson@saintisidorethefarmer.com for more information.

Altar Flowers for 2024 are now available

Cost is $60 & more information is on bulletin board next to the office.

Confession

Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri: 11:45a – 12:05p
Sat Vigil Mass: 4:15p – 4:50p
Sun: 7:15a – 7:50a & 10:30a – 10:50a
 An appointment for Confession with Father is always available.

Masses on Federal Holidays

Mass will be held on all federal holidays @ 9am including Thanksgiving Day.

Weekly Stewardship Reflections

2nd Sunday Lent

Genesis 22:11: “’Here I am!’ he answered.” – It is easy to say, “Here I am, Lord,” when we are kneeling in church. But how easy is it to say “Here I am, Lord,” when a neighbor needs our help, or when we are invited to join a parish ministry, or when we are asked […]

1st Sunday Lent

Mark 1:14: ”After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God” – Have you ever thought about how difficult it must have been for Jesus to go to Galilee, knowing that John had just been arrested for teaching the same message that He was proclaiming. It took great love and […]

6th Sunday Ordinary Time

1 Corinthians 10:31: ”Brothers and sisters, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” – Do a quick check of your priorities. Where does God rank in that list? If He’s not first, you have some work to do. Putting God first in everything helps us from […]

A Message from Our Pastor

Welcome to Our Church

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

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!

Your servant in Christ,

Fr. Terry Staples
Pastor

From the Desk of Father Terry

Church Information

Lent and Mass/Adoration

Confession – Wednesdays @ 7pm – 7:30pm
Adoration – Fridays @ 1pm – 5:30pm
Stations / Soup Supper – Fridays @ 5:30pm

Mass Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 12:15 PM
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Holy Day Vigil: 7:00 PM
Holy Day: 12:15 PM and 7:00 PM
First Saturdays: 9:00 AM

Adoration and Benediction
Most Fridays: 1:00-9:00pm

Sacraments

Confession
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday:11:45 to Noon
Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Sunday: 7:15-7:45 am and 10:15 – 10:45 am
Holy Day Vigil: 6:30 – 6:45 pm
Holy Day: 12:00 pm – 12:10 pm and 6:30 – 6:45 pm

Baptism
Contact Fr. Staples or the Parish Office

Penance, Holy Communion & Confirmation
Contact Fr. Staples or the Parish Office

Matrimony & Holy Orders
Contact Fr. Staples or the Parish Office

Anointing of the Sick
Contact Fr. Staples or the Parish Office (No matter what time)

Weekly Bulletins

2/25/24

2/18/24

2/11/2024

2/4/2024

1/28/2024

1/21/2024

1/14/2024

1/7/2024

12/31/2023

12/24/2023

Church Calendar

There will be no First Saturday Mass next Saturday March 2nd . Father is out of town

Diocese Jubilee Year 3 - Behold I Make All Things New

Year 3 Preparation

Weekly Articles