Tridium of St. Therese of the Child Jesus will take place at 7PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 27, 28 & 29 at St. Peter’s Church, 433 West Church Street, Somerset, Pa. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated at Thursday’s Mass on September 29. Those who are “up in years” or troubled by serious or chronic illness are encouraged to share in the physical and spiritual consolations the sacrament provides. All are invited to attend these beautiful services.
One often overlooked treasure of the Catholic way of life is daily Mass. It is elegant in its simplicity. Sunday Mass can be a rather demanding experience. The church parking lot is usually full. The church is often crowded, the coveted back and end pews are filled early! A willingness to participate by singing and responding is assumed. Announcements about practical concerns (like the parish response to the Annual Catholic Appeal!) may diminish the spiritual focus. The Sunday parish liturgy is the worship of the community which demands active involvement. In contrast, the daily Mass environment is less crowded and […]