Upcoming Events
for 2021

01

JAN
Mary, The Holy
Mother of God

 

Pray for a rich harvest of vocations. Friday is an Obligatory Day of Abstinence (No meat, no substitutions).

4951 Macon HWY

11:00 AM *

03

JAN
The Epiphany of the Lord 

10:00 AM

4951 Macon HWY

Mass to celebrate the Manifestation of the Christ to the Gentiles, Season of House Blessings (Epiphanytide)

10

JAN
Patronal Feast of Saint Aelred of Rievaulx

10:00 AM

4951 Macon HWY

Mass with Asperges and parish hall feast to follow!

28

JAN
Saint Thomas More Academy starts

8:15 AM

4951 Macon HWY

Aquinas Term begins with Morning Prayer at 8:30 AM in the church, 8:15 is check-in time.

31

JAN
Pre-Lent begins with Septuagesima

All Day

Everywhere

Begin thinking about your Lenten Fast.

02

FEB
Candlemas Mass with Blessing of Candles

Noon

4951 Macon HWY

Presentation of the Lord at the Temple. Please place your candles on the appointed table before Mass.

03

FEB
Saint Blaise Mass with Blessing of Throats

6:30 AM

Saint Joseph

Fr. Tipton will say an Ordinary Form Mass at St. Joseph and end with the Blessing of Throats.

16

FEB
Shrove Tuesday
Confessions & Hotcakes

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Confessions before Lent (get shriven!) along with pancakes, meats, drinks, etc. that we can't eat in Lent.

17

FEB
Ash Wednesday, 
Obligatory Abstinence & Fasting

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Mass with Ashes. Fast = 1 meal with up to 2 snacks. Abstain = no meat.

19

FEB
Stations of the Cross
Obligatory Abstinence

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Stations of the Cross for the Friday after Ash Wednesday.

22

FEB
The Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle, Solemnity

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Solemnity in the Ordinariate; relax your fast if you wish!

24

FEB
Lenten Embertide
Obligatory Abstinence

Wed, Fri, Sat

Everywhere

Spring Ember Days on 2/24, 2/26, & 2/27. Abstain on Friday. Please fast and pray for vocations.

26

FEB
Stations & Fish Fry
Obligatory Abstinence

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Stations of the Cross followed by a Fish Fry for the first Lenten Friday, being an Ember Friday.

05

MAR
Stations of the Cross
Obligatory Abstinence

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Stations of the Cross for the second Lenten Friday.

12

MAR
Stations & Fish Fry
Obligatory Abstinence

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Stations of the Cross followed by a Fish Fry for the third Lenten Friday.

19

MAR
Saint Joseph, Solemnity 
Abstinence Dispensed

12:00 PM *

4951 Macon HWY

Mass at Noonday. This Solemnity overrides the Lenten Friday fast.

19

MAR
Stations of the Cross

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Stations of the Cross for the fourth Lenten Friday.

25

MAR
The Annunciation
Lady Day

12:00 PM *

4951 Macon HWY

Mass for The Annunciation, the celebration of The Incarnation: God made flesh in the Virgin's womb.

26

MAR
No Mass, no Adoration
Stations & Fish Fry still on

12PM, 5-6PM

4951 Macon HWY

Fr. Tipton away at OLW Cathedral for Chrism Mass. No Mass or Adoration today.

26

MAR
Stations & Fish Fry
Obligatory Abstinence

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Stations of the Cross followed by a Fish Fry for the fifth Lenten Friday, Our Lady in Passiontide

01

APR
Maundy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Mass with The Maundy (washing of feet), Translation of the Blessed Sacrament, & Stripping of the Altars.

02

APR
Good Friday,
Confessions

9:00 - 11:30 AM

4951 Macon HWY

The confessional is open.

02

APR
Good Friday, Obligatory Abstinence & Fasting

Noon

4951 Macon HWY

The Church stripped, the Rite includes Solemn Prayers, Adoration of the Cross, Reproaches, & Communion 

03

APR
Holy Saturday
Christ's Descent into Hell

10:30 AM

4951 Macon HWY

A short rite for Holy Saturday. Today Christ's body Sabbaths while his Soul & Divinity ransacks Hades.

03

APR
The Solemn Vigil of Easter
The Resurrection

10:30 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Sung Mass begins with the bonfire & the paschal candle, the chanted Exsultet, incense, candles, etc. The Easter Vigil Mass is the highest and holiest Mass in the entire Church Year!

04

APR
Easter Day Mass
The Resurrection

10:00 AM

4951 Macon HWY

Mass for Easter Day for the Resurrection of our Lord. Any who receive at the Vigil may receive today too.

09

APR
Friday of Easter Octave, Abstinence Dispensed

All Day

Everywhere

The normal Friday abstinence or penance is dispensed. All days of the Easter Octave are Solemnities that override any normal fasting.

10

MAY
Rogation Days
Blessing of Fields, Gardens

10:00 AM

4951 Macon HWY

On Rogation (Rogare: "Beseech") Days we bless fields and gardens. May 10, 11, & 12. Contact Fr. Tipton.

13

MAY
Ascension Day, Solemnity
Holy Day of Obligation

 

6:00 PM

4951 Macon HWY

Mass. 40 Days after The Resurrection Christ Ascends into Heaven to the Right Hand of God the Father.

23

MAY
Whitsunday, Solemnity
Pentecost

10:00 AM

4951 Macon HWY

50th day after The Resurrection the Holy Ghost Descends. Confirmations. Parish Picnic.

Saint Aelred Catholic Church

4951 Macon Highway
Bishop, GA 30621
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