Fifth Sunday in Lent , April 2, 2017

TODAY’S INSTRUCTION ON THE FAITH: What is the Sacred Triduum?
 
ALTAR OF REPOSE – THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
“Can you not pray with me one hour?” This was our Lord’s plea to his disciples on the night of His betrayal and pending His crucifixion on Good Friday. Our Lord poses this question to us as well. May we assent to our Lord’s cry for us to pray with Him. Like Simon of Cyrene who bore our Lord’s cross on our Lord’s march to Calvary, what for Simon had begun as a compulsory task became a delight and joy. Please come and spend an hour before the Altar of Repose in silence and in quiet reflection spending time with Our Lord. In that time with Him, you will receive His peace which passes all understanding in the midst of your own trials.

A sign-up sheet is available on the table at the back of the church for those who wish to pray at the Altar of Repose. There is no limit to the number of those who can pray during the assigned hours from 8:00 p.m. – Midnight.

LENTEN STUDY NEXT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 7:00 PM
This week’s reading from The Elements of the Spiritual Life by Frederic Harton, is Chapters 14. This is the last Chapter in the Lenten section of the book. Please read and consider the Chapter, and if you can, join us on Wednesday evening to discuss what was important to you and to deepen your experience of the book. Fr. Hines will lead the discussion. Continued study of The Elements of the Spiritual Life will be scheduled later this year.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS EVERY FRIDAY IN LENT: The next service is Friday, April 7 at Noon.

EASTER LILIES SIGN-UP SHEET IS AVAILABLE ON THE PATIO.
 
MAKING CONFESSION IN LENT: Please contact Fr. Hines for an appointment to hear your Sacramental Confession.

DONATIONS FOR EASTER BASKETS NEEDED BY NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 2ND
Donations for our upcoming Easter baskets are needed by April 2nd in order for them to be on display on Palm Sunday, April 9. If you are not certain what is needed, cash is appreciated in order to purchase items for the baskets. Also, gift cards for restaurants, movie theaters, department stores, or grocery stores. If you have questions, please talk with JoniLynn Katchuk or Carol Fabbri.

RED WAGON FOOD PANTRY
This month the suggested donation is canned chicken, ham, or tuna which can be left in the Red Wagon. Thank you for your support to this important ministry. If you know of anyone in need, please contact Father Hines.

BOOK DRIVE FOR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Michael Jones is working on a school project this semester. It is a book drive for a local library. He is collecting gently used books to donate. Do you have any books at home that you would like to donate to this worthy cause? Please bring them to church. There will be a container on the patio to drop off your used books.

BENEDICTION, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 5 PM
Simply stated, this ancient Church service allows one time for quiet reflection, meditation and devotion before the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar. Please join us!

HANDBELL CHIMES PERFORMANCE: APRIL 6TH, 2:45 PM IN MOLASKY THEATRE ROOM

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICE SCHEDULE

Benediction, Palm Sunday Eve, April 8, 5:00 pm

Palm Sunday, April 9, Mass 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Sunday School & Nursery Care

Maundy Thursday Liturgy, April 13, 6:30 pm
Watch at the Altar of Repose, 8:00 pm – Midnight
Good Friday, Stations of the Cross & Litany, April 14, 12 Noon
Good Friday Liturgy, April 14, 6:30 pm
Holy Saturday, Lighting of the Paschal Fire, April 15, 6:30 pm
Easter Day, April 16, 8 am Mass with Hymns; 10:30 am Choral Mass &
Children’s Flowering of the Cross,
Sunday School & Nursery Care,
Festive Coffee Hour, Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Basket Raffle
after 10:30 am service.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, April 22 ACW Meeting, 1:00 pm at church

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Wednesday, April 5 Evening Prayer 5:45 pm, Mass 6:00 pm
Lenten Study, The Elements of the Spiritual Life by Frederic Harton
Thursday, April 6 Intercessory Prayer Group, Noon – 1:00 pm
Biblical Reflections, 1:00 – 2:00 pm,
Thursday April 6 Handbell Chimes performance, Molasky Jr. High, @ 2:45 pm
Friday, April 7 Stations of the Cross, Noon
Saturday, April 8 Benediction, 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 9 Mass 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Sunday School and Nursery During 10:30 am Service

 

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