Pastor’s Desk

Dear Friends,        

        I hope you will join us for your Lenten journey. As a parish we are trying to have a responsive schedule to assist you in fast, abstinence, almsgiving, prayer and reconciliation.

Ash Wednesday – March 1: Prayer Service with ashes will be held at: 7:30 am, Noon, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Masses with ashes will be at: 9:00 am and 5:30 pm.

         “Stations of the Cross” will be held on Friday evenings at 7 pm. There will be a special “Stations of the Cross” on Friday, March 31 at 7 pm for our young people and their families.

         Confessions will be heard Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 8:50 am before the 9:00 am Mass and on Saturdays from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm. We will have Lenten Confessions on Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4.

         The Parish Penance Service will be on Monday, April 10 at 7:00 pm.

We invite the members of our parish who experience illness or are caregivers to a family member to join us for the “Sacrament of the Sick” each Friday morning at the 9:00 am Mass.

         We are currently planning a three night spiritual retreat for the parish on March 27, 28 and 29. More information to follow. Please join us on our parish. Please join us on our parish Lenten journey.

Almsgiving

         We ask your generosity in feeding the hungry. A special collection will be taken at the Ash Wednesday Masses and Prayer Services to fund our parish’s support of feeding the hungry.

Liturgical Ministers for Ash Wednesday    

         A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board by the Sacristy for all Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Ushers who can assist us on Ash Wednesday. Last year more than 1000 people attended over Ash Wednesday. Please assist us in serving our people.

     Peace, Monsignor Martin P. Ryan, D. Min.

ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

MASS & ASHES
  9:00 AM & 5:30 PM

LITURGY OF THE WORD & ASHES
7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM