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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 First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022           

 

Advent is such a wonderful time of year! It is a season of hope, expectation, and preparation. We, as human beings, desperately need to express our longing for Jesus to come—He alone can satisfy our hungry hearts; He is our hope! As surely as He came 2000 years ago as a simple, humble, child in the womb of Mary, so we know with certainty He will come again: God is FAITHFUL! Advent is a privileged time to prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus into our hearts and minds, to make room for Him, when at last He comes!

In this Sunday’s Gospel (Mt 24:37-44), Jesus says we are like a man who owns a house and has to guard it against a thief who is always lurking to break-in and rob him when he least expects. What is Jesus saying to us? The “house” is our soul and the treasure we must guard from the thief (the Devil) is the indwelling presence of God—our greatest possession! In the Second Reading, St. Paul exhorts us to guard our “house” and protect our treasure: “Stay awake! Cast off deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light!”

Of course, throughout our lives we must battle to cast off deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light; yet, I would like to encourage two simple ways we can prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord this Advent…. Continue reading by clicking here.

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Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday    Reader: Daniel Strogis

November 26   Ushers : Patricia Harbin, Ben Lee

5:00 pm     Altar Servers: Vince, Adrian

Sunday     Reader: Zach Candler

November 27  Ushers : Mark Hogan, Steve Szymczak

8:00 am     Altar Servers: Jamie, Michael L

Sunday     Reader: Jesse Evans

November 20 Ushers : Mark Primeau, Mike DeSimone

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

Counters: Chris & Tina Riley, Carolyn & Brad Comes

Saturday  Reader: Michael Critzer

November 3   Ushers : John Clemente, John Robert Clemente

5:00 pm     Altar Servers: TBA

Sunday     Reader: Pete Zahn

November 4  Ushers : Jean MacInnis, Terry McMahon

8:00 am     Altar Servers: TBA

Sunday  Reader: Karen Primeau

November 4 Ushers : Jesse Evans, Craig Lawson

11:00 am Altar Servers: TBA

Counters: Chris & Tina Riley, Carolyn & Brad Comes

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 24, 

Thanksgiving Mass 10:00 am

Thanksgiving Dinner Following Mass

Office Close

Friday , November 25,

  • Office Closed
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy &  Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 26,

  • Funeral – 11:000 am
  • Rosary – LOM – 4:30 pm
  • Confession –  4:00 pm -4:30 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 27, First Sunday od Advent

  • Mass – 8:00 am
  •  No CCD – 9:30 am
  • Choir 10:30 am
  • Mass – 11:00 am

Monday, November 28,

  • Holy Infant Paida Hybrid – 8:45 pm
  • Bible Study – 9:00 am
  • Confession 11:45 am – 12:05 pm
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • Bible Study – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 29,

  • 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, November 30,

  • 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 – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 1,
  • Office closed
  • Friday, December 2,
  • Confession – 11:45 am  12:05 pm Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy &   Rosary – 12:45 pm
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm