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St. Mary Roman Catholic Church at 210 West Main Street, Manchester, MI 48158 US - Home

 

Greetings from
St. Mary Roman Catholic Church,
in the LOVE of the Lord!


An invitation:
Are you looking for a Roman Catholic parish that is:

  • Faithful to and thankful for authentic Church teaching;
  • Respectful of her time tested, deeply sacred rites;
  • Devoted to the Eucharist and Mary;
  • Committed to catechesis and evangelism in full Gospel Truth;
  • Reverent and aware of beauty in both sacred liturgy and music;
  • Striving in joyful self-donation, letting "Thy Will Be Done"

Join us in the sacred liturgy—
Join our household in Christ.



 Holy Week Masses and observances
  
Please click the link below to see the full schedule of times for Mass as well as other Holy Week observances…
http://home.catholicweb.com/stmarymanchester/files/Lent_and_Easter/140413HolyWeek14S.pdf

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 CHURCH REGULATIONS REGARDING FAST & ABSTINENCE
on GOOD FRIDAY...

 

  • ABSTINENCE from meat (beast or fowl) is to be observed by all Catholics 14-years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent.
  • This obligation prohibits the eating of meat, but not eggs, milk products, or condiments of any kind, even though made from animal fat.
  • FASTING means limiting oneself to one full meal on a given fast day.
  • Catholics who are 18-years of age but not yet 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  • On fast days, two additional smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength. However, the two smaller meals together may not equal one full meal.
  • Moreover, eating solid foods between meals on fast days is not permitted.

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Bishops respond to judge's ruling on same-sex "marriage"
 In response to Judge Bernard Friedman’s ruling that Michigan must permit same-sex “marriage,” our Bishop Earl Boyea directs our attention to this statement issued by the Bishops of Michigan:
www.dioceseoflansing.org/mi_bishops_marriage_amendment

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 Fr. Tim's homily on Holy Thursday (April 17)
  

We begin the Sacred Paschal Triduum with the celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. On this vigil night of Good Friday we gather with Jesus in the Upper Room, we are with him, like his apostles, as he celebrates that first Eucharist. Yet, even though it is called the Last Supper it is truly the first meal of eternal life that will extend through time and into eternity. But why the Eucharist? Before we can answer this I suggest two further questions: Why the Incarnation? Why the Crucifixion?...


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 Fr. Tim's homily on Palm Sunday (April 13)
  

Forty days ago we began a journey with Jesus, the journey of Lent. It began on Ash Wednesday by the keeping of the solemn fast and by having the cross branded upon our foreheads. On Ash Wednesday we were reminded of the mark of our redemption: the cross. We were reminded of our mortality and that death, which those ashes symbolized, is a result of sin, and that eternal life has been given to us in baptism through the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. Then the Church, who is our mother and teacher lovingly took us by the hand and led us…


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Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament May 2-3, 2014

Come, spend time with Jesus!!!!
First Friday 9:00 am Until Benediction on Saturday 8:15 am
Exposition & and Adoration
of the Blessed Sacrament
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Pope's Audience: 'The married couple is the image of God'

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Pope Francis on penance: Conversion is not just for Lent

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