Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday, August 2: Vespers of the 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Tissot The Pharisee and the publican Brooklyn
The Pharisee and the Publican by James Tissot, 1886-94

Sunday, August 2, 15:00 (3 PM)
 Vespers of the 10th Sunday After Pentecost 
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Richard Perozich

Map of Immaculate Conception Church

Please join us for Vespers at Immaculate Conception on Sunday, August 2. The theme will be the parable of the pharisee and the publican. The Lord teaches us that it is only through contrition that we may obtain forgiveness of our sins. The humble publican, the collaborationist with the Romans who had occupied Judea, showed a sorrow of soul and a hatred of sin committed, with a firm purpose of not sinning in the future. Therefore he was justified, while the proud pharisee was not. Hear all this in Gregorian chant.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

500th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Philip Neri

St. Philip Neri (1515-1595)
Today is the fifth centenary of the birth of our patron saint, St. Philip Neri, was was born in this  house in Florence. On the following day, he was baptized Philip Romolus in the nearby church of San Pier Gattolino. Holy Father Philip, pray to God for us.