Ash Wednesday

Bulletins & Notices

February 26, 2017Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 19, 2017Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 12, 2017Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 5, 2017Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Mass Intentions February 25 – March 3

Saturday 4:30 pm✝ Dolores McGlochlin, Mertle Ewan
Sunday 9:00 am✝ Bob Coakley
Sunday 11:15 am✝ Lorena Merino
Sunday 5:00 pm✝ Bush Y. Abadir
Wednesday 7:00 amFamilies of the Parish
Wednesday 5:30 pmFamilies of the Parish
Wednesday 7:00 pmFamilias de la Parroquia
Thursday 7:00 am✝ Rafael Lopez, ✝ Juan Lopez
Friday 7:00 am✝ Pat Bailey

Special Events and Dates

Wednesday, March 1Ash Wednesday. Masses at 7 am (English), 5:30 pm (English), and 7 pm (Spanish). Liturgy of the Word with ashes 12 pm (English)
Friday, March 3first Lenten Dinner
Saturday, March 4Confirmation Class
Saturday, March 11Confirmation Class
Saturday, March 25All day MANDATORY Confirmation retreat
Saturday, April 1Confirmation Seder Class, parents invited to the dinner at 6:30 pm
Sunday, April 16Easter
Thursday, April 27, 7 pmConfirmation Mass; rehearsal prior to Mass

Please see the bulletins [*] for details.

Ash Wednesday Schedule

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of our 40 days of Lent, is March 1. Please plan to join us for one of our Masses or Liturgy of the Word with Ashes: 7:00 am Mass (English), 12:00 Noon Liturgy of the Word (English), 5:30 pm Mass (English) and 7:00 pm Mass (Spanish).

Lenten Letter from Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord.

For the entire letter in English, click here.

Queridos hermanos y hermanas:
La Cuaresma es un nuevo comienzo, un camino que nos lleva a un destino seguro: la Pascua de Resurrección, la victoria de Cristo sobre la muerte. Y en este tiempo recibimos siempre una fuerte llamada a la conversión: el cristiano está llamado a volver a Dios «de todo corazón» (Jl 2,12), a no contentarse con una vida mediocre, sino a crecer en la amistad con el Señor.

Para toda la carta en español, haga clic aquí.

Lenten Dinners

Our first Lenten Dinner will be Friday, March 3, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets are $15 per person including dessert. Children’s tickets are $5. Advance tickets are available from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at the church. Please join us!

If you are available to help with one or more of the dinners, please add your name to one of the sign-up sheets at the entrance of the church. Thank you.

Lenten Blessing Bags

Our Confirmation candidates are asking our help with their Lenten Service Project — Blessing Bags for the homeless. The bags will be filled with items that we can hand out to folks in need. Items might include: toothbrushes, toiletries, first aid kits, socks, granola bars, small bottles of water, hand warmers, beef jerky, etc. Thank you for your help!

2017 AMA Update

Our Diocesan AMA Appeal “One Faith, One Family” continues. We are very grateful for all of you that have returned your envelopes with a commitment. Presently, our commitments total $19,839. As this is more than our obligation to the Diocesan Ministries, all donations now remain at OLMC.

Our participation level stands at 51 families and individuals, or 30% of our goal.

Thank you for your support of the 2017 Annual Ministries Appeal. May our Faith, Hope and Charity guide us as loving and faithful disciples of Jesus.

2nd Collection Next Sunday, March 5

We will have a second collection requested by the U.S. Bishops Conference for Catholic Relief Services which provides emergency aid and services throughout the world and the Church in Latin America.

Noticias Especiales

Misa en Español – Cada domingo a las 5:00 pm.

Miércoles de Ceniza – Misa en Español el 1 de marzo a las 7:00 pm. El inicio de la Cuaresma nos llama a una conversión de corazón y una vida entregada a la voluntad de Dios. ¡Que vivamos los 40 días sagrados con el Señor! ¡Conviértete y crea en el Evangelio!

Registración Parroquial – Favor de usar la forma de registración en la primera pagina del boletín para inscribirse en el registro parroquial.

2017 2017 Campaña Anual de Ministerios (AMA)
Nuestra Campaña Diocesana “Una Fe, Una Familia” continua esta semana. Estamos muy agradecidos a todos ustedes que han regresado sus sobres con un compromiso. Actualmente, el total de nuestros compromisos es $19,839. Como anunciamos el domingo pasado, la Campaña Anual ayuda a los muchos ministerios y servicios Diocesanos. Sobres de Compromiso están en las bancas. Que nuestra fe, esperanza, y caridad nos guíen como fiel discípulos de Jesús.

Youth Corner

It’s easy to get caught up in the latest fashions and trends. We all want to fit in, and to have the hot items. Yet, today Jesus says not to worry about clothes, or food, or anything in this life. God knows exactly what we need, and loves us! There is nothing we need that he doesn’t know about. While we can be consumed with anxiety, God reminds us to trust in Him. He’ll take care of the rest!

Communion for the Sick and Homebound

We are blessed to have Ministers of the Eucharist of our parish available to take Communion to our sick or homebound parishioners who are unable to attend Sunday Mass. Please contact the Parish Office if you have a family member or neighbor who would like to be visited with the Eucharist.