September 2020
Thank you
All 3 churches
St. Ann Church
St. Casimir Church
Holy Family Church

Welcome!

Our Mother of Sorrows Parish is a wonderful welcoming Family of Faith located in Erie, Pennsylvania. Along with St. Casimir, Holy Family and St. Ann in Erie, Pennsylvania, we are a great community with three wonderful places to worship. As the People of God, we rejoice in doing our very best to live and love like Christ! We are committed to loving God, loving others, and making disciples. Founders, long-time parishioners, newcomers, and those visiting the area are all welcome. May the Lord’s every blessing be yours today and always!

From Deacon Jerry

Current Sunday Mass Schedule

9:30 AM (Traditional Latin Mass) at St. Casimir Church with confession available before each mass

11:00 AM at St. Casimir Church with confession available before each mass 

Weekday Masses are 12:05 PM, Monday - Friday at St. Ann's with confession available before and after each mass 

Plan to Attend this year’s Rosary March which again is sponsored by the Erie Diocesan Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima. This year’s march will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 11, 2020 at St. Jude the Apostle Church, West 6th at Peninsula Drive, Erie

God is Always Fair!

Everyone has a sense of fairness─ that voice that tells us what is fair and what is not. We feel it is unfair when someone at work gets the promotion we earned, or selected for a team when we felt we more suited.  Having worked with the RCIA process for many years I often heard from life-long Catholics that is was somewhat unfair that they studied the faith for several years and yet these candidates will come into the faith after less than a year. When we see someone, we feel to be less deserving that has something we want, we often ask, “Why them and not me?”

The parable in this week’s Gospel is a challenge for all of us. Our first instinct is to take sides with those laborers who sweat it out all day and didn’t make any more money for their efforts than those who just showed up to collect a check at the end of the workday. Again, it seems to offend our sense of fairness.

 But Jesus turns our perspective upside down when the landowner asks, “Am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?” By focusing on the landowner and his generosity Jesus draws our focus to God. 

In the parable God is that generous landowner, who welcomes each of us to his vineyard even at the last moment. With God, it is never too late for us to come to him and seek to serve him and do his will. God loves all of us equally – the cradle Catholic the same as the convert, the sinner as much as the saint, every person in every pew.

As we go about our days this week let us look for God and remember his generosity to us, his love and mercy that are so high above us!   And no matter when we entered his vineyard, let us thank God for having the opportunity to work for him!

Livestreamed Masses throughout the Diocese of Erie: https://www.eriercd.org/livestreammass.html

Please Remember to pray Bishop Persico's "Prayer in Time of Pandemic" every day at Noon or whenever you can. A link to the prayer is at www.ErieRDC.org

Mass Times

Daily:
(Holy Family Church Chapel-Monday through Friday 7 a.m.) (St. Ann-Monday through Friday 12:05 p.m. ) (St. Casimir-Monday through Friday 8 a.m.)
Saturday:
4 p.m. at St. Casimir
Sunday:
St. Casimir 8 a.m., (9:30 a.m. Latin Mass), 11 a.m.
Confessions:
Holy Family (Anytime by request); St. Ann (Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.; first Saturday at 8:30 a.m.); St. Casimir (Saturday at 3:30 p.m; Sunday at 9 a.m.)
Holy Day Mass:
Call the rectory office at (814) 452-4832
Holy Day Vigil:
Call the rectory office at (814) 452-4832