Downloadable schedule for Holy Week and Easter Sunday for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory, San Jose.

The annual St. Joseph Day of Prayer at St. Joseph Oratory in Detroit was a powerful celebration of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church and of St. Joseph Oratory. An inaugural Solemn Preparatory Novena preceded St. Joseph Day, with an additional daily Mass, themed homily, and Novena Prayers at the side altar of St. Joseph beginning on March 11. The homilies given by the Canons of the Oratory and visiting clergy focused on various aspects of the vocation of St. Joseph, ranging from his Fatherhood to his role as Patron of a Happy Death.

The Forty Days of Mary’s Purification are now completed, and she must go up to the Temple, there to offer to God her Child Jesus. Before following the Son and his Mother in this their mysterious journey, let us spend our last few moments at Bethlehem, in lovingly pondering over the mysteries at which we are going to assist. 

On Saturday, many faithful from St. Gianna’s Oratory and Holy Family Parish celebrated Samedi Gras in the church courtyard as a last pre-Lenten gathering before Ash Wednesday.