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 during the pandemic
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 Traditional Latin Mass on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM at St. Casimir Church, Erie. First Saturday Mass at 9:00 AM at St. Ann's on the first Saturday of each month.
Daily Confessions: St. Ann from 11:30 am until 11:55 am.
Daily Mass: at St. Ann: 12:05 pm with Special Lenten Homilies each day.
Stations of the Cross:
Fridays at St. Ann at 1 pm following the mass and rosary.
Fridays at St. Casimir at 6 pm
On Wednesday, March 17th, the Feast of St. Patrick, at 5:30 pm, there will be a Solemn High Latin Mass at St. Casimir. This is only the second time in the last 50 years a Solemn High Mass has been celebrated in the Erie Diocese. The previous Solemn High Mass was celebrated in our parish approximately two years ago.
If you are interested in resuming your ministry and are willing to read at the 11:00 am Sunday mass, please contact Michelle at: email@example.com. At this time only lectors for the 11:00 am mass are being scheduled.
St. Stanislaus Parish will be serving their annual Fish and Pierogi Dinners “Take Out Only” in the Parish Hall on Fridays, March 5 and March 19 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm or until sold out.
Holy Trinity Parish will be serving Fish/Pierogi/Potato Pancake Dinners “Take Out Only” on Friday, March 12, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be hosting their annual Fish and Pierogi Dinners. All dinners will be pre-order and prepaid for pickup only. Orders can be made at the parish website olmc-erie.org or by calling 814-825-7313. Credit or debit cards will be accepted and dinners must be ordered by noon on Tuesday prior to the dinner’s dat. Remaining dates are March 12, and March 26.
St. Luke Parish will offer their “Friday Knight” Lenten Fish dinners on March 5 and 12 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm each night. Drive through only in the St. Luke Parish parking lot. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
It is Good that We are Here!
This week Jesus gives us a glimpse of how the whole human race will be transformed and all creation will become bright and luminous with the presence of God. In this account of the transfiguration, we get a preview of what human beings look like with God's spirit running through them.
The transfiguration also sets the stage for the Passion of Christ to unfold right before the disciples, to prepare them and strengthen their resolve to endure what was coming.
Lent is our time to prepare and strengthen our resolve and to allow our spiritual lives to become transformed. It is a time for growth and a call for us to move on and accept new challenges and experiences.
So, what do we look like with the spirit of God running through us? Perhaps the simplest answer this side of eternity, is that we become more like Christ by following his commands and teachings, and behaving as he would.
In the Gospel, Jesus commands his disciples to "Rise and do not be afraid" and he has the same command for us. To help us in our dark times Jesus gives us transfiguration moments of light and grace, mountaintop experiences that help get us through times of turbulence. That is why we make this deliberate effort each year to challenge and disrupt our comfortable patterns of behavior by detaching ourselves from things we don’t need or by making needed changes in our lives.
Through it all, our ultimate end is to be with Jesus in the heavenly realm sharing in his glory. To become transfigured and to have the spirit of God running through us. It is good that we are here!
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. It is especially important to continue this prayer as it appears cases are once again on the rise! A link to the prayer is at www.ErieRDC.org.
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