St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Parish
50 West Walker Road | Wayne, PA 19087
Tel:610-687-3366 | Fax:610-293-9529
Saturday-5:00 PM, Sunday-8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM
National Holidays: 9:00 AM Mass
1st Friday Night of Reparation:
Begins at at 7:30 PM, Mass at 9:00 PM
*Summer Daily Mass Schedule: From mid-June to August 24th there will no 8:00 AM Mass. There will be only one daily (Monday through Friday) Mass held at 12:05 PM in the Church. Saturday daily Mass at 8:00 AM will remain the same
The Rosary is prayed aloud after the 8:00 a.m. and 12:05 daily Masses.
Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday: First Sunday only from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Closed Saturday
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Holy Days of Obligation
Holy Days of Obligation: In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows:
- January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God;
- Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension;
- August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
- November 1, the solemnity of All Saints;
- December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception;
- December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.
The Sacrament of Penance, commonly called Confession, is one of the seven sacraments recognized by the Catholic Church. Catholics believe that all of the sacraments were instituted by Jesus Christ himself. In the case of Confession, that institution occurred on Easter Sunday, when Christ first appeared to the apostles after his Resurrection. Breathing on them, he said: “Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained” (John 20:22-23).
Three things are required of a penitent in order to receive the sacrament worthily:
- He must be contrite—or, in other words, sorry for his sins.
- He must confess those sins fully, in kind and in number.
- He must be willing to do penance and make amends for his sins.
We can make a good examination of conscience by calling to memory the commandments of God, the precepts of the Church, the seven capital sins, and the particular duties of our state in life, to find out the sins we have committed. (From the Baltimore Catechism)
Act of ContritionMy God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
“He is there, who loves us so much!” – St. John Vianney
Adoration in the Chapel: Every day 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Eucharistic Adoration at St. Isaac Jogues began during Advent in 1993. Please take time out from your schedule to spend time with Jesus, truly present in the Sacrament of the Altar. Christ’s great love for us was shown when he was crucified on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us eternal life. Two thousand years ago, the people of Palestine would go to the Man from Galilee for healing and hear the words of Jesus: “Go, your faith has healed you.” Christ has come primarily to heal. He comes to restore a broken humanity. He loves us without limit, and offers Himself to us in the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. Can we not give Jesus a few minutes of love and adoration in return? Through Eucharistic Adoration souls are saved. Jesus showed St. Maria Faustina a vision in which each person coming before Him represents all of humanity. Grace and mercy go forth to every person from Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. It is His love for us that keeps Him day and night waiting in the Blessed Sacrament.
For Jesus said: “Come to Me all who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you.” Mt. 11:28. And “Behold I am with you always until the end of the world.” Mt. 28:20.
Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory,” respectful silence in the presence of the “ever greater” God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2628
“Every believing Catholic should make it a practice to pray as much as he can before the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.” -Fr. John A. Hardon, SJ.
“Where are we going? On high, to the peace of the heavenly Jerusalem, as it is written: ‘I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: we shall go into the house of the Lord.’ There, good will shall be so ordered in us that we shall have no other desire than to remain there eternally. So long as we live in this mortal body we are journeying toward You, O Lord; here below we have no lasting dwelling place, but seek one which is to come, since our home is in heaven. Therefore, with the help of Your grace, I enter into the secrecy of my heart, and lift up songs of love to You, to You, my King and my God!” -St. Augustine
At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. (Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4)
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