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Message from Fr. Ivan

Third Sunday of Lent Year B

"WITH ONE HEART"
SURVEY RESULTS AND PARISH PRIORITIES

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Held every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday)
6:00 p.m. in English
7:00 p.m. in Spanish
Participation is highly encouraged.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - NEW HOURS!
Every Thursday from 8:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. with Benediction at 9:00 P.M.

PENANCE SERVICE
A Penance Service will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Fr. Ivan and Fr. Robbins will be available to hear Confessions.

Lenten Schedule

Palm Sunday – Distribution of Palms
5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2024
8:00 a.m. Sunday, March 24, 2024
10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 24, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024 – Holy Thursday
6:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet
7:00-10:00 p.m. Repose of the Blessed Sacrament with Adoration –
Held in Upper Room of the Parish Center

Friday, March 29, 2024 – Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross, outside in the grotto weather permitting, otherwise in church
4:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion

Saturday, March 30, 2024 – Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil – Baptisms & First Communions

8:30 p.m. Mass

Sunday, March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday
8:00 a.m. Mass and 10:00 a.m. Mass

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2024 DPAA Annual Appeal




“Zeal for your House will consume me”  John 2:17

In preparation for Commitment Weekend, please take the time to read the DPAA newsletter that is enclosed in the March 3rd bulletin. As you learn more about DPAA ministries, reflect upon all the good that has been accomplished throughout the history of the Appeal because of the sacrifices and generosity of our Diocesan family. A sacrificial gift to the Appeal assures the ministries and services that no Parish could provide on its own. Some of these ministries benefit you and your fellow Parishioners and some serve those you may never meet. A pledge to the Appeal makes you an ambassador for Christ in love, sacrifice and service.

On March 16 and 17, during Mass, we will complete our DPAA pledge forms together. Everything we do as members of the faith community reminds us that we know when we serve others, we serve the Lord, performing good works in His name. When asked to help advance God’s Kingdom on earth by sharing your material blessings through the 2024 DPAA, please be as generous as you can.

This year our goal is $16,800.00. In addition, any amount raised past this goal will be again put towards renovating the sanctuary and making our church beautiful!

National Eucharistic Congress

Participation in Christ's Redemptive Mission

As we move through the Season of Lent, you may be wondering what the point is. You’ve tried limiting your food intake in some way, or you’ve taken a few cold showers, or you’ve gone to daily Mass a few more times than usual. Maybe you’re involved in a daily Lenten reflection or kicked up your prayer life in some way. Still, you may feel that nothing in your relationship with God and man has really improved significantly. Perhaps you’re a little bit closer to the Lord, spiritually speaking, but Easter is around the corner and you’re likely to fall right back into your normal, not-so-spiritual habits. What is the point?

When Jesus went into the desert to fast for 40 days in preparation for His public ministry, He wasn’t just mortifying His senses to ensure His human soul was rightly aligned with His divine Spirit. He wasn’t just doing a “negative.” Nor was He performing so many “positive” works of mercy, like feeding the hungry and counseling the doubtful (although He was surely praying for the living and the dead). His preparation, like the whole of His life, was a “positive” redemptive act of suffering love. For sure, the culmination point of His redemption occurred on Good Friday, but Jesus’ entire mission, from birth to death to glory, was about vicarious suffering, suffering for souls.

As Catholics, not only do we know the above, we also know that we can participate in Christ’s redemptive activity through grace. We believe in co-redemption, with and under Christ. We take seriously St. Peter’s counsel: “Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God’s sight chosen and precious; and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:4-5), as a testimony of the ordinary priesthood we all share by Baptism. This is not the ministerial priesthood of offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: it is the common priesthood of offering ourselves, our own “spiritual sacrifices” united to Christ’s for the redemption of our loved ones. This is why St. Paul could say that “I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of His body, that is, the Church” (Colossians 1:24). Jesus’ redemption is open to (“lacking in”) our participation in vicarious, suffering love.

What is the point? The point is that our Lenten sacrifices, if offered as so many prayers for those we love, has redemptive value no matter what the end of Lent means for us personally. It’s not about us in the final analysis. It’s about saving souls, now, in this season, and until the end of time, which paradoxically fulfills us like never before. “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6).

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Mass Times

Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM

Daily Mass:
Monday through Friday, 1st Saturday: 8:00 AM

Holy Days:
8:00 AM, 6:00 PM

Confession

Saturday: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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Office Hours

Church Secretary at Parish Center:
Monday: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Friday: Closed

Holy Rosary/Eucharistic Adoration/Divine Mercy Chaplet/Stations of the Cross

Recitation of the Holy Rosary:
              Saturday: 4:30 PM
              Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM
              Monday through Friday, 1st Saturday: 7:30 AM

Eucharistic Adoration - Thursday: 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
              Benediction 9:00 PM

Divine Mercy Chaplet - Thursday: 3:00 PM

Stations of the Cross - Friday: 6:00 PM in English (Lent only)
                                                7:00 PM in Spanish (Lent only)

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