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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Today is the Octave of Easter, also called “Quasimodo Sunday” and “Dominica in albis depositis.” It is the Sunday of the “white robes laid aside” for the neophytes, who today in the ancient Church joined the assembly without wearing their baptismal garments. In our times this Octave Day of Easter is called “Divine Mercy Sunday,” so named by St. John Paul II after he instituted the plenary indulgence for this day associated with the Divine Mercy revelations to St. Faustina. As is the case with Corpus Christi or the Sacred Heart, the Divine Mercy is a local devotion that has now become a universal liturgical feast in the Roman Church. We rejoice at the beauty of the organic development of the Sacred Liturgy!

In our gospel today, Jesus gives the Apostles the power to forgive sins. It was this gospel that prompted St. John Paul to make today the Sunday of Divine Mercy. He wanted especially to highlight the Mercy of God exercised through the mediation of the hierarchical and institutional Church. On this glorious Easter day, we marvel at the magnificent gift of Divine Mercy given in the Holy Church in the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of Penance. In these two sacraments, the Church continues to exercise the Power of the Keys given to St. Peter and all the Apostles by the Risen Lord Jesus.

Immediately before communicating the power of the keys to the Apostles, Our Lord breathed on them and greeted them, “Peace be with you.” In this breathing and greeting, He teaches us the refreshing tranquility of His Divine Mercy. In baptism and confession Jesus breathes on us His Holy Spirit and grants us peace with God, with the Church and with ourselves. If we desire refreshment and peace, we need only to bring our wounded souls before Our Lord’s compassionate Tribunal of Mercy.

The gift of peace of soul is especially given in the devout reception of the Sacrament of Penance because there is often great heartache involved in the commission of sins after baptism. When someone makes a good confession, with deep contrition and true and firm purpose of amendment, doing his penance with great love, he receives that peaceful breath of Jesus deep in his soul. He feels re-created and made new because He has been restored to life and wholeness. He is set free from the slavery of the devil and sin, which he renounced in his baptism and to which he had returned by mortal sin. He is in the Heart of Jesus, the only true Oasis of Peace.

Let us pray for a generous and fruitful ministry in the confessional for all priests so that the gift of Jesus’s Breath of Peace may be received unto salvation by all Christians.

Pray for me,
Father Joseph Previtali

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Mass and Confession Schedules

 April 2017 – Celebrant Schedule


Regular Weekend Mass Schedule

Our Lady of the Pillar

Saturdays  8:00 am, 5:00 pm (vigil), and 8:00 pm* (vigil)
Sundays  8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm* noon, and 6:00 pm 

St. Anthony’s

Saturdays  6:00 pm*
Sundays   9:00 am

Our Lady of Refuge

Sundays  10:30 am

*Español


Regular Weekday Mass Schedule

Our Lady of the Pillar Only

Monday – Saturday  8:00am


Regular Confession Times

Monday (Lunes)   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  &  8:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday (Martes)   7:00 am – 7:45 am
Wednesday (Miercoles)   7:00 am – 7:50 am
Thursday (Jueves)   7:00 am – 7:50 am  & 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday (Viernes)   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  &  9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday (Sabado)   4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

First Fridays   8:30 am – 6:30 pm 
(Concludes with First Friday Devotions and Solemn Benediction)

All Other Fridays   8:30 am – 12:00 pm (noon)
(Concludes with Benediction)


Daily Mass Reading (USCCB):

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Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers Schedules

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Pastors Corner

As If Newborn Babes

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today is the Octave of Easter, also called “Quasimodo Sunday” and “Dominica in albis depositis.” It is the Sunday of the “white robes laid aside” for the neophytes, who today in the ancient Church joined the assembly without wearing their baptismal garments. In our times this Octave Day of …

Holy Week

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today the Church enters the most solemn week of her liturgical year. During Holy Week we accompany Jesus Christ in His Passion and Death, which finally bear fruit in His most sacred Resurrection. We are not mere bystanders at these events, but they enter into our souls to the …

Bulletins

Weekly Parish Bulletins

Each edition includes the following information:

  • Weekly welcome message from Fr. Joseph Previtali, Parish Administrator
  • List of Our Parish Clergy
  • Parish Coordinators and Staff
  • Mass Times
  • Parish  Announcements
  • Prayers for the Sick
  • Parish Collections Report
  • Parish Organizations
  • Mass Schedule and Intentions

Current Bulletins:

APRIL 2017
April 2, 2017
April 9, 2017
April 16, 2017
April 23, 2017
April 30, 2017

MARCH 2017
March 5, 2017
March 12, 2017
March 19, 2017
March 26, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017
February 5, 2017
February 12, 2017
February 19, 2017
February 26, 2017

JANUARY 2017
January 1, 2017
January 8, 2017
January 15, 2017
January 22, 2017
January 29, 2017


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Contact


Our Lady of the Pillar

Our Lady of the Pillar
400 Church Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-4674

Mass Schedule:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am
Sat: 8:00 am, 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm*
Sun: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 noon*, 6:00 pm
*Español

Mission Churches


St. Anthony's

St. Anthony's
696 North Street
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 726-4674

Mass Schedule:
Sat: 6:00 pm*
Sun: 9:00 am
*Español

Our Lady Of Refuge

Our Lady Of Refuge
146 Sears Ranch Road
La Honda, CA 94020
(650) 747-9555

Mass Schedule:
Sun: 10:30 am