O Lord my God, in you I take refuge – Psalm 7


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cross_4509c March 1, 2015, Second Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015, First Sunday of Lent
February 15, 2015,  Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 8, 2015, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Emil celebrates: No More Debt!
2015 Second Collections 
2014 Poinsettia Memorial Masses
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Mass Intentions, Feb. 28 – Mar. 6, 2015

Saturday 4:30    ✝ Glory Ann Condon; Int. Don Reilly
Sunday 9:00 am   ✝ Katie Eichenberg, Stephanie Turman, Maria Naranjo
Sunday 11:15 am   ✝ Sharon Campbell, Daniel Barduzzi, Gertraud Pielmeier
Sunday 6:00 pm   ✝ Vito Mazzone, Cipriano Osornio
Wednesday 7:00 am   ✝ Joseph & Pauline Noto, Steve Holtz
Thursday 7:00 am   ✝ Brian Coughlin, Cirilo Ramirez Alvarez
Friday 7:00 am   ✝ Macedonio Lorenzo; Int. Peter Boyle, Dan Metzer

Lenten Healing Mass

On Saturday, March 14 (Fourth Sunday of Lent), at 4:30 pm Vigil Mass, we will have a special Healing Mass with the anointing of the sick. All those who are in need of healing will be anointed after a very brief homily. Please bring your relatives and friends who need God’s healing grace. If you know some people who cannot attend the church for whatever reason, please call the parish office to arrange a home visit. If people cannot come to the church, let the Church come to them!

Stations of the Cross

Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 5.01.41 PM We celebrate the Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 5:30 pm. We use the traditional, scriptural version. One way to make this Lenten season more meaningful and special is by attending the Stations. Please make an effort to be there — it takes only about thirty minutes or so. After inspiring and healing ourselves with the Stations, we go a few steps to our Lenten Seafood dinner where we can relish the good food prepared lovingly by the cooks of our parish and also  enjoy the fellowship and goodwill of our parishioners.

Lenten Dinners

During all Fridays of Lent (except Good Friday) your family, neighbors and friends are invited to our Lenten fish dinners. Dinners commence at 6:00 PM in the parish hall. Tickets are $14 per adult; $6 per child (6-12 years of age); children under 5 eat for free. Take outs and beverages are available. Local fine wines are provided. Feed your soul first by coming to the Stations of the Cross (5:30pm) and afterwards we can feed our bodies with our fish dinners.

The menu for February 27 is: rotini pasta, trapanese Sicilian sauce; calamari steaks; mixed green salad; rolls and bread.

The fish portions of our subsequent dinners are: March 6: Salmon; March 13: Sword Fish; March 20: Rock Cod or Snapper; March 27: Salmon and Prawns.

Annual Ministries Appeal (AMA)

AMA is our diocese annual appeal taken by all parishes. This appeal is not only a diocesan fundraising but it is also a major parish fundraising project as well. The 2015 diocesan goal for our parish is $11,100 and it is based on our previous fiscal year income. I would suggest that our parish goal should be raising a total of $75,000.00. Currently we have 250 families in our parish; if each family commits to donate $300 towards this purpose, then we will reach our goal. All the funds from AMA (except the diocesan amount which goes to the diocese) will be used for installing a new church carpet, fixing the church’s foundation and maybe, if we get the funds, tackle the “lovely green” pews. We will be successful if everyone participates. There will be an AMA donation thermometer at the entrance of the church tracking our progress and participation. Please do not mail the donation envelopes and donations to the diocese but return them to the parish office or drop them in the collection baskets.