Welcome to Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 28, 2020) from St. Paul Church, part of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Readings for this Mass may be found here. Music for this services is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal): Gathering: BB 418 The Church's One Foundation Gloria: BB 909 Psalm Chant Alleluia Gifts: BB 621 Whatsoever You Do Holy Holy Holy: BB 912 We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913 Amen: BB 916 Lamb of God: BB 917 Meditation: Violin/Organ Meditation Closing Hymn: 382 Lord You Give the Great Commission Permission to [...]
On Independence Day, weekend Masses resume at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish. Here's your video guide to the restart. Click here to reserve your seat for weekend Masses on July 4th and 5th.
Father Mark displays a picture drawn by a viewer, and reads "The Weight of the Mass: A Tale of Faith," by Josephine Nobisso
Welcome to Mass for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time from St. Paul Church, part of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Please follow along with the readings here: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062120.cfm Our music is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal): Gathering: BB 582 Companions on the Journey Gloria: BB 909 Psalm Chant Alleluia Gifts: Gifts: BB 697 O God, Almighty Father Holy Holy Holy: BB 912 We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913 Amen: BB 916 Lamb of God: BB 917 Meditation: BB 616 We Are Called Closing Hymn: 496 Faith of Our Fathers Permission to stream [...]
Father Mark reads another is a series of children's books by Anthony DeStefano: "The Sheep That No One Could Find."
Father Mark's expanded homily for the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is now available as his weekly message. In it, he emphasizes the idea of taking Christ's teaching into the world with us wherever we go, and whatever we face, and sharing it with others.
I have often referred to the older woman who lived across the street when I was growing up. She was a gentle soul named Pani. It was only until many years later that I learned that “Pani” really meant “Mrs. or Miss” in Polish! She would often speak of her life during the depression in Poland and of course, her experience of WWII. She and her husband had just gotten married when they both were carried off to different concentration camps. Neither knew the fate of the other for well over a year and she would speak of these [...]
Publicly scheduled confessions at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish will again be held each Saturday at 2:30 PM at St. Paul Church, starting today (6/13). Information on social distancing guidance and specific location may be found in this video.
Father Mark shares a young viewer's artwork, and reads "The Miracle of the Bread, the Fish and the Boy," by Anthony DeStefano.
Father Mark reflects on how the recent months of pandemic have effected the community, and what we can do moving forward in the new COVID-19 paradigm in which we find ourselves.