Bishop Steven J. Lopes ordained Rev. Mr. Stephen A. Hilgendorf, Rev. Mr. Samuel N. Keyes, and Rev. Mr. Patrick S. McCain to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas.
Join us May 23 for a special 5-7pm Pentecost Cookout in the back parking lot of the church leading into 7pm Solemn Choral Evensong. We'll have great conversations, including how we can too "burst out of the upper room" to proclaim the Risen Christ.
For the first time ever in St. Alban's parish history, we'll be celebrating the full Sacred Triduum in the Ordinariate form as a parish community! And we'll be bringing four parish members into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
The Lent Ember Days are Feb. 24, 26, and 27, and are an opportunity for us to fast and pray for the Lord Jesus to send new vocations to ministry in His holy Church, and for Christians to take up bravely their vocations in the world.
St. Alban's is aiming for 100% parishioner participation in the annual campaign, which allows us to both support the Ordinariate's evangelization, but also "pay it forward" so other parish communities can flourish.
Please join us for St. Alban's Jan. 22 holy hour on this 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade as we gather to pray for a just and loving society that supports & protects all mothers and their children from conception to natural death.
This Tuesday, Dec. 1st, is a global day of charitable giving, and it’s a great way to celebrate St. Alban’s, tell our story, and invite people to support our missionary parish and its evangelization in the Rochester area.
The Ember days are four seasonal times of prayer and fasting, and an ancient part of the Ordinariate's English Catholic patrimony. The Advent Ember Days in 2020 are Wed. Dec. 2nd, Fri. Dec. 4th, and Sat. Dec. 5th.
Bishop Steven Lopes, bishop of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, which covers North America, discussed with the National Catholic Register the new divine office for the Ordinariate and how it completes the Ordinariate’s liturgical books. But he also provided insights into the rich theology of the Liturgy of the Hours, and why all Catholics should really embrace it for a full liturgical life in the home and the parish as envisioned by the Second Vatican Council.
In response to the pope's invitation, St. Alban's is adding special times to pray the Office of the Dead in local cemeteries and confession times for the whole month of November for the sake of the faithful departed.