Our Lady of Perpetual Help
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Lectio Divina after 8:30am Mass every Friday. The Sunday readings for the coming weekend will be read, meditated upon, prayed over and then a contemplation.
Stations of the Cross every Friday at 5:30pm in English & 7pm in Spanish
In lieu of one large penance service, beginning on February 23rd there will be an extra hour of confession time offered every Tuesday of lent, 6 – 7pm
Saturday Vigil 4:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Daily Masses Wednesday – Friday 8:30 AM
Saturday 7:00 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 PM & 5:40-6:30 PM
Only during Lent – Tuesdays 6-7pm
The Chapel is open 5:00am – 12:00am with the exceptions below:
CLOSED Saturday 4-8:30pm
CLOSED Sunday, Wednesday thru Friday 7-1:30pm
LAST TUESDAY of the month 6-7pm in the church
We are allowed to increase to a maximum of 200 people at Mass, including those serving the Mass. Praised be the Lord!
Registering ahead for Masses will no longer be required as of the first weekend in January. We still need to abide by the capacity limitations, social distancing & use of masks, but Hallelujah!
Every year the parish gives a gift of a reflection book for Lent (and Advent). This year, the gift is the FORMED program. It’s like a Catholic Netflix, but even better! It has movies, audios, e-books, study programs, faith formation… It’s for all ages AND it has Spanish content, too!
After every Mass this weekend (2/27 & 28), Teresa will be in the Gathering Space, again, to show the types of content FORMED has; to help people upload the app on their smart phones; and to talk thru the process of connecting on your computers at home. Bring your phones, ipads, tablets and laptops with you!
Masks and spacing restrictions apply
Anyone who is unable to attend, or for health reasons is wisely staying safely at home, IT’S OKAY! The dispensation is still in place. We will continue posting weekend masses in FaceBook. For this weekend, the masses will be streamed at 10:30am for the English Mass; 12:30pm for the Spanish Mass. You can watch the Mass either in Facebook or on YouTube.
Please check us out on our FaceBook page:
You do not have to have your own account or log in, just click “Not Now” (takes a minute to pop up) and then scroll and click into the mass you wish to view.
YouTube Instructions - English
YouTube Instructions - Spanish
For those who have a FaceBook account
and would like extra help on how to view live Masses, here is another way to view the Mass:
- Open your FaceBook account.
- Search for St. Mary’s Albany Facebook page and click the “Liked” on your left side (see below under left corner of skyline of our church)
- Once you liked the page, it will always notify you every time St. Mary’s Facebook page has a live-streaming or a posting.
- You can find the posting notification at the right corner of the page under the image of the bell (see hand)
Small Group Protocol
In order to begin use of parish space for small groups, the leader of each group must read, sign and ensure compliance with the following protocol. They must also trade in old keys for new ones, or they won’t be able to get into the church buildings. Read protocols here: Small Group Protocol
Grupos Pequenos Protocolo
Para comenzar el uso del espacio parroquial para grupos pequeños, el líder de cada grupo debe leer, firmar y asegurar el cumplimiento del siguiente protocolo. También deben cambiar las llaves antiguas por otras nuevas, o no podrán entrar en los edificios de la iglesia. Leer los porotocolos aquí: Grupos Pequeños
Click here to get FORMED . Catholic Netflix with movies, bible studies, ebooks and more.
Resources for Prayer and Engagement during Coronavirus
Want to meet with your groups electronically? Here’s how
Stay tuned to catholicsentinel.org, elcentinelacatolico.org or our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest news @CatholicSentnl and @CentinelaEC . Multiple stories are posted daily.
Aquí hay algunas ideas sobre cómo tener una buena fe –
ORACION: Ora más y ora mejor.
LEER UN BUEN LIBRO CONECTADO CON CONVERSIONES – FORMED, gratis por 40 dias
Hay muchos libros religiosos maravillosos que nos llaman a una relación más profunda con nuestro Señor.
Hagan tiempo regular en su viaje cuaresmal para leer uno de estos libros, oren con él y pónganlo en práctica.
Enlace en Español para la Santa Misa:
Enlace en Ingles para la Santa misa, a las 10:30am, o en español a las 12:30pm a la iglesia Santa María
Presidida por nuestro Arzobispo Sample
Otros enlaces para la Santa Misa