• LiveStream Mass Monday through Friday 9am

  • LiveStream Mass Sunday 10am

  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and evening prayers

  • Monday through Friday at 6pm. Please join us.

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FOR SUNDAY CONTRIBUTIONS AND DONATIONS CLICK ON THE MENU "DONATE" LOCATED ON THE CHURCH WEBSITE. Donations can be made by credit card or PayPal.  When you make your donation it will say it has gone to the school campaign.  It is the account we are using during this emergency situation.  We will be updating.  All donations will go to the parish. Check the button that says "Share your mailing address with St. Athanasius School Campaign" so we can acknowledge your donation. Thank you and God Bless you for remembering the parish


Tuesday, March 24th, Mass at 9 am, simulcast, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, (simulcast) and Church will be open from 9:30 am until 6 pm. The door closest to the rectory will be open for private prayer.  Please maintain social distancing.

Confessions will be available from 11 am until 1 pm, and 4 pm until 6 pm.  Please come to the sacristy door by the Blessed Mother's Altar.

Here is an inspiring article for all who miss Mass and receiving Holy Communion   https://tojesussincerely.com/2020/03/16/i-cried-when-mass-was-cancelled/


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,      (Please scroll down for links and prayers)                                           

          The world around us is quickly changing.  At times it seems like a snowstorm without the snow and ice.  We as a community have not dealt with such uncertainty.  Those who lived through World War II, Jim Crow, Civil rights unrest, hurricanes, and financial and economic crashes of the past, have a sense of the hardship and uncertainty, but this is unlike most other hardships because it is an enemy that we cannot readily see or identify and its progress appears unstoppable.  But God is in Control.  St. Paul tells us “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4: 6- 8.

So let us be wise, use our God-given sense, follow the medical directives given to us and hope and trust in the Lord.  We will follow the directives of the Archbishop regarding the cancelation of the public celebration of Mass, but you will have the opportunity to watch Mass on line.  If you go to the parish website on your phone, tablet, or computer,  www.stathanasiuschurch.us  or click this link.  We will post links and messages so that we can stay connected as a parish.

Let's kick our spiritual lives into high gear. Let us be people of the Light, people of hope. Let us stay "prayed up', let us double our prayers not only for ourselves and our loved ones, but for all who are suffering, all in the medical field. There is so much available.  Pick what is right for you.

Here is an outline for the day

Daily Mass Mon through Friday at 9 am. and

Sunday at 10.

Benediction and prayer, 6 pm, Mon. - Fri.  


St. Raymond has 12 Noon prayer over the phone, Please call  1-877-309-2073,  Enter access code 319 414 445.    We will pray the Angelus, Psalm 91, have some intercessory prayer.

Catholic Call to Prayer  Monday through Friday. 6:30 AM Dial 1-857-232-0158 dial   336656   to listen to a 5 minute reading of Scripture, reflection and prayer


Stations of the Cross, http://www.stathanasiuschurch.us/images/animation/StationsOfTheCrossF.mp4





 Magnificat, daily prayers, the daily Mass readings and reflection  https://us.magnificat.net/free


God Bless you all.



The Act of Contrition,

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.

A Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.—St. Alphonsus Liguori

(There are more prayers on the Home page, just scroll down.)

God Bless you and your loved ones.  May He keep us all safe and healthy.

Fr. Joseph Okonski,  Fr. Anayo Nna C.Ss.R, Deacon James Mahoney



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