Stream First Mass, Sunday May 24th
from St Pius V Church Providence RI (they don't make it
easy... click on the link above. Scroll down till you see
a video window with a title above it reading, 'Live Worship at
St. Pius.' Click on the window. A dialog box will
open. Click on 'Previous Broadcasts.' Find, 'Sunday
Mass Sun 05/24/20' and click on that. Enjoy!!)
Br Jordan T. Zajac (nee, Timothy Zajac, Eng. Lit. Ph.D. from UMass,
Amherst) met Fr Doug in 2010 at the Newman Catholic Center just before Father was moved to the newly erected Our Lady of the Valley Parish
in Easthampton. Tim spent several years meeting with Fr
other week at the OLV rectory, as he discerned his call to the
priesthood. Though originally from New Bedford, Br Jordan
calls OLV the home of his vocation to the Priesthood
and to the Domicans. Keep an eye on this website for
furture information about Fr. Jordan's upcoming triumphal First Mass at
Wash your hands & say your prayers, Jesus & germs are everywhere.
An Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer: At every moment of every day the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is being offered somewhere in the world.
When it is impossible for us to attend Mass in person, we have a tradition in the Church by which we
make an Act of Spiritual Communion with these Masses.
Click for the text of an Act of Spriritual Communion
to recite before watching the Mass above.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
As I cannot this day enjoy the happiness
of assisting at the holy Mysteries, O my God!
I transport myself in spirit to the foot of Your altar;
I unite with the Church, which by the hands of the priest,
offers You Your adorable Son in the Holy Sacrifice;
I offer myself with Him, by Him, and in His Name.
I adore, I praise, and thank You,
imploring Your mercy, invoking Your assistance,
and presenting You the homage I owe You as my Creator,
the love due to You as my Savior.
Apply to my soul, O merciful Jesus, Your infinite merits;
apply them also to those for whom I wish to pray.
I desire to communicate spiritually,
that Your Blood may purify,
Your Flesh strengthen,
and Your Spirit sanctify me.
May I never forget that You, my divine Redeemer,
has died for me;
may I die to all that is not You,
that hereafter I may live eternally with You.
Our Lady of the Valley Parish is the Roman Catholic church serving the needs of Easthampton,
Southampton, Westhampton and surrounding towns.
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Angeł's Attic Thrift Shop is
located at 34 Franklin St. Easthampton MA 01027
the restoration of Our Lady of the Valley Church
Automatic Offertory Donations:
You now have the option to authorize
OLV to automatically withdraw your offertory and
special collection donations from your checking or savings account
according to your specifications. This can be done thru any area
bank or credit union. Simply download the Preauthorized
Agreement Authorization Form (PDF), fill it out, and return it to the
rectory—do not submit this information over the internet. Your agreement with your personal information will be
securely maintained in the rectory and will only be shared with
Savings Bank and their vendor who provides the funds transfer
OLV Financial Report: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
The G.K. Chesterton Group
Third Tuesday of each Month beginning in
The Chesterton Group meets each third Tuesday of the month, beginning
this December, in the Rectory's 'Fancy Meeting Room'.
evening begins with a prayer followed by each participant offering a G.K.
Chesterton quote (don't worry if you haven't had time find a quote, you
can find some really good one's on the
Quotations page of the
American Chesterton Society). After we finish with the quotes, all
bets are off!
prepared for a lively evening of free flowing conversation ranging over
literature, theology, science, politics and, oh yes, the thoughts and
writings of the Apostle of Common Sense, G.K. Chesterton.
All are welcome to attend. For more info please visit our