When next we begin a new month we will be celebrating Easter so the time that remains to us in this season of Lent will certainly pass quickly. Thus now is a good time to reassess our faithfulness to the disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that are prescribed to us as penance and meant to foster our ongoing conversion during the 40 days of Lent. Have we increased the time we spend in personal and communal prayer? Have we succeeded in saying no to our appetites more frequently by fasting and self denial ? Has our self denial allowed us to save money that can be given to the agencies designated to benefit from our almsgiving this Lent; St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Relief Services, and Food for the Poor - El Tablon Project. Let the fruitfulness of this Lent be assured as we redouble our efforts now before its days run out! STATIONS AND A SIMPLE SUPPER on Friday, March 23rd beginning at 5PM is a perfect way for us to celebrate our solidarity in the disciplines of Lent as we Pray- The Stations of the Cross, Fast at a Simple Supper of soup, salad, bread and jello and permit the free will offering which we make for the supper to b generous enough to cover not only the cost of our meal but to also be a means also to Give Alms to the three charities that we have designated as beneficiaries of our alksgiving this Lent.
WOMEN AND MEN'S CONFERENCE: On this coming Saturday, March 10th at Stonehill College: Those who have signed up for the bus should be prepared to leave at 7:30 AM from our parking lot and expect to return here at approximately 6:30 PM. As of now there are 20 spaces still left on the bus. Those registring through the parish office pay only $25 which includes the cost of the conference and the bus transportation; all registrations should be completed no later than Wednesday.
PLAN AHEAD: In order to accommodate the celebration of 3 Masses in the Church on
Easter Sunday before noon the Mass Schedule for Easter Sunday will be: 8:00 AM -9:30 AM -11:00 AM . Please note that this change is for Easter only and make your plans for the celebration of Easter with family and friends accordingly.
ITALY ON SALE, March 11th- 22nd, 2019: Fr. Healey has just completed arrangements for an "off season" pilgrimage to Italy which will include Venice-Padua- Florence- Assisi- Orviedo- and Rome including attendance at a Papal Audience for the reasonable price of $3279.00. Mark your calendars now and soon flyers will be available