Faith in Sunrise to Come

Put in Bay morningO greater Maker of this Thy great sun,
Give me the strength this one day’s race to run,
Fill me with light, fill me with sun-like strength,
Fill me with joy to rob the day its length.
Light from within, light that will outward shine,
Strength to make strong some weaker heart than mine,
Joy to make glad each soul that feels its touch;
Great Father of the sun, I ask this much.

From James Weldon Johnson’s poem, Prayer at Sunrise

Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Fosters Devotion

Put in Bay ChurchPut-in-Bay’s Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church will have Stations and Adoration at 5:30 P.M. Friday, as announced by Deacon Mike Leahy.

“The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.”

“Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves ‘the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us.'”

“During Eucharistic Adoration, we ‘watch and wait,’ we remain ‘silent’ in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.  In its fullest essence … Eucharistic Adoration is ‘God and Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!'”

{Above descriptions come from on-line Catholic Church sources.}



Special Service Coming to Catholic Church


Corrected Edition!  Apologies for misrepresenting the day of the Penance Service in the previous version.

Put in Bay ChurchMother of Sorrows Catholic Church has scheduled a Penance Service at 3:30pm on Tuesday, 19 December 2017.  The Catholic Liturgical Library explains as follows:   “Penitential services are gatherings of the people of God to hear God’s word as an invitation to conversion and renewal of life and as the message of our liberation from sin through Christ’s death and resurrection . . .  Penitential services, moreover, are very useful in places where no priest is available to give sacramental absolution. They offer help in reaching that perfect contrition that comes from charity and that enables the faithful to receive God’s grace through a desire for the sacrament of penance in the future.”