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    We strive to imitate the heart of our patroness,
    the Blessed Virgin Mary, by:
         Loving God with all our hearts,
         Loving our neighbor as ourselves,
         Bringing Christ to others.

     

  • Mass Times

    Weekend Mass
    Sat 4:00 PM
    Sun 7:30 AM 9:30 AM* 11:30 AM

    Daily Mass
    Mon-Sat 7:55 AM
    Rosary before Mass

    *Signed for deaf/hard of hearing
    See the bulletin for details

  • Confessions

    Saturday
    2:45-3:45 PM

    Wednesday
    Noon-1:00 PM

    1st Saturday
    of the Month
    7:00-7:45 AM

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Lenten Schedule 2016

ASH WEDNESDAY, February 10:

Mass 7:00 am
Mass 9:30 am (school Mass)
Mass 12:05 pm
Mass 6:00 pm

NO Confessions are offered on Ash Wednesday

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 5:00-5:25 pm February 11-March 17
Wednesdays: 12:00-1:00 pm Feb. 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23 (NO noon confessions on Feb. 17 due to the rally for religious freedom)
Wednesday: 6:00-6:45 pm Feb. 17, 24, March 2, 16, & 23 (NO 6 pm confessions on March 9 please attend the communal service)
Saturdays: 2:45-4:00 pm not on Holy Saturday, March 26
Saturday: 7:00-7:45 am March 5

TOPEKA REGIONAL COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES:

Sunday, March 6: 7:00 pm Christ the King
Monday, March 7: 7:00 pm Our Lady of Guadalupe
    & St. Joseph's
Tuesday, March 8: 7:00 pm Mater Dei- Holy Name site
Wednesday, March 9: 7:00 pm St. Matthew's
Thursday, March 10: 7:00 pm Mother Teresa
Saturday, March 12: 9:30 am Most Pure Heart of Mary

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
5:00 pm Fridays of Lent (February 12-March 18; not on Good Friday)

WEEKDAY EVENING MASSES:
5:30 pm Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Friday (February 11-March 18)

HOLY WEEK:

Wednesday, March 23
Last Words of Jesus 7:00 pm in Church
Thursday, March 24
Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 pm in Church
Friday, March 25
Good Friday Services 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm in Church
Saturday, March 26
Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 27
Easter Morning 7:30 am
    9:30 am
    11:30 am

There will be NO morning Mass on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Holy Week, March 24, 25 & 26.

PENITENTIAL DISCIPLINES OF LENT:
The Christian faithful, during Lent, are clearly conscious of the need to turn the mind towards those realities which really count, which require Gospel commitment and integrity of life which, through self denial of those things which are superfluous, are translated into good works and solidarity with the poor and needy. (Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, #125)

In addition to choosing their own penitential practices, Catholics are also asked to observe the practices of fast and abstinence during the 40 days of Lent. The Lenten Fast and Abstinence Regulations are as follows:

  • Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.

  • Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. (The obligation of fasting ceases with the celebration of one's 59th birthday)

  • On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other smaller meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on those two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.

  • Catholics should not lightly excuse themselves from these prescribed minimal penitential practices.

Don't Give Up Chocolate This Year For Lent

Dynamic Catholic Announces 2016 Best Lent Ever Program: Rediscover Jesus
Sign up to receive daily inspirational emails including a meditation and short video beginning on Ash Wednesday by CLICKING HERE. Each Day during Lent members of the Dynamic Catholic team will delve into one of the 40 chapters in the book Rediscover Jesus.

(The Rediscover Jesus books were handed out following all of the Christmas Masses and were in the church for a couple of weeks following. If you have not obtained your free copy, you may pick one up in the parish office or in the church the weekend of Feb. 6th/7th.)

 

 

Archbishop's Call to Share 2016

"We are all called to share something..."

"...whether it is our time, talent or treasure.
No matter where you are in life,
you can give something to help others."

 
We are honored to announce that  Kevin and Gwen Tucker, parishioners of our own Most Pure Heart of Mary, will serve as honorary chairpersons for the Archbishop's Call to Share 2016. They have contributed to the Archbishop’s Call to Share for at least 17 years and value the many ministries provided by the Archdiocese to Catholics in Northeast Kansas. Their leadership here in the parish and in the greater Topeka community, however, as faithful and committed Catholics are the reasons that they have been chosen.  Both are great volunteers in MPHM ministries, serving on committees, leading Bible studies, cantoring at Mass and volunteering for numerous parish activities and events. Their example of stewardship is apparent in their gifts of time, talent, and treasure to their parish and the archdiocese. The Leaven on January 15, 2016 had a feature article on the Tuckers, just in case you haven't seen it yet.

Schola Cantorum in Rome!

Enjoy some photos and video of our young Schola Cantorum choir on their pilgrimage to Rome. When they return we will be able to give you more detail on where pictures where taken and video was recorded. These photos and video were taken by parents.

This video is being sung by the Most Pure Heart of Mary Schola Cantorum at the Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in Rome. It was written for the occasion of the Children's Festival for Epiphany 2016 by Colin Mawby.

 

 

Christ Renews His Parish Retreats

You are officially invited to come and experience a truly renewing experience. Come and get away for a couple of days, enjoy meeting new friends, fabulous food, taking the time to experience Christ and how he works in your life and feeling that renewed spirituality at work in you.

If you have questions please feel free to contact the parish office and we will gladly get you in touch with the people that can answer them for you.

If you would like to register, please click here and download the Invitation (registration form) and get it back to us. There is no financial cost to attend Christ Renews His Parish.

Women's Retreat is April 16 & 17, 2016
Men's Retreat is April 23 & 24, 2016

Jubilee Year of Mercy Video

Please take time to watch this video message from Archbishop Naumann, shown a Masses at the beginning of this special year.

Novena: Mary, Undoer of Knots

As the parish concentrates on the financial matters of the parish, Fr. Greg would like all parishioners to pray the novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots. As we take these matters to prayer, we firmly believe that we will be guided to the solutions needed to keep Most Pure Heart of Mary financially viable for many generations. 

Please click here to find the novena.