Liturgies

[The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fount from which all the Church’s power flows.                                 [Vatican Council II, constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Article 10]

 

The liturgical life of Saint Uriel's is embodied in our communal prayer throughout the week and throughout the Liturgical Year of the Church.  This takes shape in many forms:  Mass, Sacraments, Benediction, Stations of the Cross, and various other rites that flow from our Sunday Celebration of Eucharist as a community.

 

The Sunday Eucharist

By a tradition handed down from the apostles and having its origin from the very day of Christ’s resurrection, the Church celebrates the paschal mystery every eighth day, which, with good reason, bears the name of the Lord’s Day or Sunday.                                                                                                                              [Vatican Council II, Constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Article 106]

 

The center of a parish liturgical life is the Sunday Eucharist celebrated on the Lord’s Day.  The parish gathers on Sunday, as a community of believers, the Body of Christ, to offer praise and thanksgiving to God.

 

“The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us….They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.”  [Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1131]

SUNDAY MASSES

8:00am Low Mass

Low Mass is not sung, but is recited.  It is celebrated as the early Mass on Sunday and during the weekdays.  The weekday Mass is generally about 45 minutes. The 8:00am Sunday Low Mass with homily is 1 hour. 

 

9:30am High Mass

High Mass consists of singing the liturgy and the use of incense and holy water. During High Mass the priest, deacon, and cantor chants many of the prayers and psalms.  The Sunday 9:30am Mass is our High Mass.  

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday: 

9:30am Mass celebrated each week at the [Arbors Assisted Living, Spring Lake]

 

Wednesday:

9:00am Holy Rosary

9:30am Mass, Wednesdays

[St. Joseph's Chapel]

 

Holy Days:

Holy Day Masses celebrated at 9:30am  

Immaculate Conception [Dec. 8] 

Holy Name of Jesus - Solemnity of Mary  [Jan. 1]

Epiphany [Jan. 6] 

Presentation of of Our Lord [Feb. 2]

Annunciation of the Lord [March 25] 

Transfiguration [Aug. 6]

The Assumption of the BVM [Aug 15]

Holy Cross [Sept. 14] 

All Souls [Nov. 2]

Major Saints Days

 

Holy Day Masses

Celebrated twice a day 9:30am & 7:00pm

Ash Wednesday

Masses in Holy Week

OTHER LITURGIES

Daily Masses in Lent

9:30AM Monday, Mass at

[Arbors Assisted Living, Spring Lake]

12:10PM Tuesday - Mass

9:30AM Wednesday - Mass

9:30AM Thursday - Mass

7:30AM Friday - Mass

 

 

CHRISTMAS 

Dec, 24   5:00PM Mass

Dec. 25   10:00AM Mass

 

 

Daily Mass in Holy Week

Palm Sunday

8:00am Mass

10:00am Mass

 

9:30 AM and 7PM   Holy Monday

9:30 AM and 7 PM  Holy Tuesday

9:30 AM and 7 PM  Holy Wednesday

9:30 AM Holy Thursday - Low Mass

 

 

EASTER TRIDUUM BEGINS

7:00PM Maundy Thursday - High Mass

          Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar,

          and the Reservation of

                        the Blessed Sacrament       

12N Good Friday [Stations of the Cross]

7:00PM Veneration of the Cross

                     and Mass of the Pre-Sanctified

 

THE GREAT EASTER VIGIL

5 PM Saturday 

The Easter Vigil
The First Mass of Easter

NO Sunday 8:00am Mass

The Second Mass of Easter

9:30AM Sunday 

Easter Day Mass

 

 

Daily Mass in Easter Week

 9:30AM Mass, Easter Monday

 9:30AM Mass, Easter Tuesday

 9:30AM Mass, Easter Wednesday

 9:30AM Mass, Easter Thursday

 9:30AM Mass, Easter Friday

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Lent: Every Friday 6 PM

At other times of the year, Confessions are as announced, or by contacting one of the priests in the parish.

 

Benediction

10 AM Every Friday in Lent

Other times as announced

 

Holy Rosary

9:00am Wednesdays

The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended:
Choir of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury

Although the Abbey was founded in 1087 by nobleman Robert FitzHamon, building of the present Abbey did not start until 1102. Built to house Benedictine monks, the Norman Abbey was near completion when consecrated in 1121.  

 

The Abbey community is an Anglo-Catholic parish inspiring and equipping people for their Christian lives through worship, Christian nurture, life together, celebrating the arts and serving their neighbourhood and the world.