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Sunday: 10:30 AM
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Saturday: 2:45 PM
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PSR: Sun., 9:15-10:15am
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We are a faith community of Roman Catholic Christians dedicated to lovingly extending the mission and ministry of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, through Word, Sacrament and Christian Service to the people of Ravenna and the surrounding area, all to the Glory of God.
 
From the Pastor

May 10, 2020


Every day when I'm celebrating Mass I have in front of me the stained glass window in the choir loft. Like most of the windows in our church it is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Looking closely at the window there are several symbols and Latin inscriptions on the windows that I wanted to understand.

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I did some research and discovered that the Latin inscriptions are titles of Mary and that the pictures in the windows are symbols relating to those titles. Just as we have a Litany of Saints that we pray to ask for the intercession of the saints, we also have a Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Under these many titles the Blessed Virgin Mary has been asked for her intercession through the centuries. Some of these titles are very familiar to us like Immaculate Conception or Our Lady of Perpetual Help. But some of these titles are uncommon for us when we consider the life of Mary and the role she has in the salvation of the world as the Mother of God.

These titles that appear in our windows (beginning at the top left) are...

  • TURRIS EBURDES, Tower of Ivory
  • FOEDERIS ARCA, Ark of the Covenant
  • VAS SPIRITUALE, Spiritual Vessel
  • DOMU AUREA, House of Gold
  • MASTER SALVATORIS, Mother of our Savior
  • SALUS INFIRMORUS, Health of the Sick
  • SPECULUM JUSTICE, Mirror of Justice
  • The inscription at the bottom reads, INA ANGELOR ORA PRO NOBIS, With all of the angels pray for us.

During this time of stress and fear we, as a nation, look to our mother to intercede for us for protection and a cure for this Coronavirus. We have turned to our mother, Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe and The Immaculate Conception, to whom our nation and our country is dedicated. This weekend we celebrate our mothers on Mother's Day. This month we celebrate ur heavenly mother, The Mother of God, Mary.

To all mothers may you have a blessed day and may we all be blessed and protected by the intercession of our heavenly mother, The Blessed Virgin Mary.
                                                                    Father Kraynak

Stewardship Thought
May 24, 2020 - "I am praying for them…" (John 17:9)

Prayer is the foundation of our Faith and the foundation of Stewardship. Pray in good times and in bad. Prayer is always the first best option in any situation, not just the last resort. Pray for friends and family and for those that don't treat you very well. Pray to give praise, to thank, and to ask God for help. Pray to see what God wants you to do with the gifts He has given you.



 
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