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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!

Your servant in Christ,

Fr. Terry Staples

Pastor

A Message from Our Pastor on The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 22, 2023            

In the Gospel of Matthew, the content of Jesus’ initial preaching is summed up in one sentence: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Mt 4:12-23). In one sentence, Jesus exhorts us to turn away from sin, and gives us a very good reason to do so: there is a new kingdom at hand, the kingdom of heaven! Matthew, inspired by the Holy Spirit, recognizes this new advent as the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, “the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen.” The truth is, many people today do not realize just how good and fulfilling it is to live in the “great light” of Christ. If they did, they would certainly repent of their sins. We must ask ourselves: Is it worth it to take the time necessary to ponder our sins and formally renounce them? I agree with Pope Benedict XVI, who in the inaugural Mass of his pontificate proclaimed, “And so, today, with great strength and great conviction, on the basis of long personal experience of life, I say to you, dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ and you will find true life.”…. Continue reading by clicking here.

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Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday, January 28 5:00 pm

Reader:  Michael C

Ushers : Pat H, Ben L

Altar Servers: Shane, Adrian, Vince

Sunday, January 29 8:00 am

Reader: Zach C

Ushers: Mark H, Matthew K

Altar Servers: Daniel, Michael B, Katherine

Sunday, January 29 11:00 am

Reader: Carol K

Ushers: Mark P, Mike D

Altar Servers:  Jackson, Peter, Lucas

Counters: Tina & Chris R,  Carolyn & Brad C


Saturday, February 4 5:00 pm

Reader: Andrea S

Ushers: John R C,  Bob B

Altar Servers:

Sunday, February 5 8:00 am

Reader: Pete Z

Ushers: Steve S, James M

Altar Servers:

Sunday, February 5 11:00 am

Reader: Karen P

Ushers: Jesse E, Craig L

Altar Servers:

Counters: Tina & Chris R, Carolyn & Brad C

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 26

Office Close

Friday , January 27

  • Confession – 11:45 am – 12:05 pm
  • Mass 12:15 PM Blessing
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy &  Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Saturday, January 28

  • LOM Rosary – 4:30 pm
  • Confession -4:15 pm – 4:50 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 29

  • Confession -7:15 am – 7:50 am
  • Mass – 8:00 am
  • Coffee Social following 8:00 am Mass
  •  CCD – 9:30 am
  •  Youth Choir – 10:15 am
  • Confession – 10:30 am – 10:50 am
  • Mass – 11:00 am

Monday, January  30

  • Holy Infant Paideia Hybrid – 8:45 am
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Confession – 11:45 am – 12:05 pm
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Rosary – 12:45 pm

Tuesday, January 31

  • Flame Of Love – 10:30 am
  • Flame Of Love Rosary 11:30 am
  • Confession – 11:45 am – 12:05 pm
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Rosary – 12:45 pm
  •  RCIA – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 1 

  • Calix – 8:30 am (Zoom)
  • Holy Infant Paideia Hybrid – 8:45 am
  • Confession – 11:45 am – 12:05 pm
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • LOM – 2:00 pm
  • Adult Choir – 6:00 pm
  • K of C Council Meeting 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 2

  • Mass 12:15 PM Presentation of the Lord  (Candlemas)
  • Office closed

Friday, February 3

  • Confession – 11:45 am  12:05 pm Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Mass – 12:15 pm St. Blaise, Blessing of the Throats
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy &   Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm