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ASH WEDNESDAY-February 10, 2016
7 AM, 12:10 PM & 7:30 PM
4 PM - Children's Service
Ashes will be distributed after all the Masses and at Children's service at 4:00 PM.
If you have palm from last year and would like to have them burned, please drop them off at the parish center by Monday. Thank you!
There will be an important meeting for all Parish Ushers on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00pm here in the Church. If you are interested in becoming an Usher, you are welcome to attend as well. We especially welcome women and college and high school students. If you have any questions please contact the parish office.
LENTEN SCRIPTURE REFLECTION SERIES- STARTING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
St. Mary’s Parish will once again offer a Scripture Reflection Series based on the Readings for each Sunday of the Lenten Season. The Word of God is meant to impact our lives as we continue to grow spiritually and experience moments of conversion both personally and as a Parish. We will meet each Sunday in the Parish Center at 10:00 am to reflect on the scripture Readings of the day and to discover what God’s Word is saying to us individually and as a parish family. All are welcome! As we begin this season of Lent, in the year devoted by Pope Francis as “The Jubilee of Mercy”, consider how you can share the infinite love and mercy of Christ with your family and neighbor. Please join us beginning Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. as we gather to share our faith and learn from one another.
SOUP SUPPER & BISHOP BARRON SERIES- STARTING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
This year the parish will host WEDNESDAY Soup Suppers at 6:00 PM followed by a Lenten Series with Bishop Barron, starting at 7:00 PM in Murray Hall. The program will conclude by 8 PM.
The Soup Supper is a free-will offering. Soup, macaroni and cheese, and bread will be provided. Each week's soup supper will be hosted by a parish Ministry. There will be a soup
supper and Lenten program each week during Lent, except Wednesday, March 9th.
Over the next several weeks, we will have a second-grade family bring up the gifts at the 9:00 and 11:15 am Masses. All of our students preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion wear name badges to Mass each week. Please join us in congratulating and support them!
Thank you to Veronica Bannon, who donated communion cups to the parish in memory of her husband, Joe.
The Ozanum Inn: We received the following note from Catholic Charities: “The Ozanam Inn would like to recognize and express our gratitude to the parishioners who are responsible for the generous donation of various packages containing sweatshirts, sweatpants, socks, undergarments, hats and gloves. It is because of people like you supporting us; we are able to continue our mission to supply the needs of the homeless.” Thank you for your generosity - it really makes a difference!
Register now for the Winter/Lent session of Making Music Praying Twice, music and movement for the Catholic child ages 0-5 with a parent or caregiver. Sing, dance, play and pray with your little ones! Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 am in the Parish Center beginning January 18 and running through March 22. For more information and to register, contact Roseann Sicola at firstname.lastname@example.org.