THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
SATURDAY, March 11, Vigil Mass
11:30 a.m. Edna Phillips
7:00 p.m. Bingo
MONDAY, March 13,
Dn. 9:4b-10; Lk. 6:36-38
7:50 a.m. Morning Chapel
12:00 p.m. Mother Teresa
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
7:00 p.m. Knights of
7:00 p.m. Social Concerns
6:00 p.m. Adoration at
6:30 p.m. Mass
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
6:30 p.m. RCIA Retreat
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross @
SATURDAY, March 18, Vigil Mass
10:00 a.m. RCIA Retreat
11:30 a.m. Rev. Joseph Stanton
7:00 p.m. Bingo
Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing homes.
Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.
Nursing Home: John Heider, Tim McManus, Evelyn Spiert.
At Home: Charlie Campbell, Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Fred Courtney, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Marie McGrath, Rita Redwood, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.
NO RCIA this Wednesday, RCIA Retreat Friday & Saturday March 17 & 18.
ECO (Electric Contributions Option) Program is always open for new sign-ups. See the information at the rear of church or call the parish office. ECO –March will be on schedule: Monthly March 6th or 15th, bi-weekly March 20, weekly March 13, 20, & 27.
Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 7:00 p.m. This Friday, March 17th at St. Mary’s, next Friday, Match 24th at St. Ladislas.
They're Hungry! St. Mary's semi-annual food drive
for our neighbors in south
4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary delicious ham steak dinner Sunday, March 19th from 12 noon to
4:00 p.m. Everyone welcome -
New Ministry Schedules are ready for pick-up at the back of church.
Altar Servers are needed for all Masses. Please sign up at the back of church. Thank you.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES March 18-19
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS SACRISTAN
4:00 PM Volunteers Needed A.Graf, J.Testa K.Brown, M.Campbell, F.Carrick, E.Hayes S.Testa
9:00 AM Volunteers Needed B.Collins, J.Auer, C.Badurina, G.Bowman,
C.Harding A.Breitfeller, M.Gerlach, B.Hilsheimer F.Melton
11:30 AM Volunteers Needed T.Martello, A/J. Andrews, D. & D. Bosner,
P.Dineen S.Brown, L.Duren, B.Faford F.Melton
Coffee & Donuts 3/19: Knights of
From the Pastor
On this second Sunday of Lent, the gospel presents the Transfiguration of Jesus. In this event, Jesus is revealed to the disciples as the true Son of God. The voice from the cloud says: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.”
That is central to what we are called to do during this holy season, to listen to the Lord Jesus. It is vital for us to find some quiet time to spend with Him. Our lives are so filled with noise and distractions that it becomes a real challenge for us to find some true quality time with our God. But that is so important – so I really want to urge everyone to make prayer time a true priority.
The church is open during the week until
about 5:30 PM. Please know that you are
welcome to come by and make a visit. And
of course, everyone is welcome to come to Mass on weekdays as well as the
weekend. There is a small group of
persons who pray evening prayer and the rosary together at 5:00 PM each
weekday, so please also feel free to come and pray with them. We have sung Evening Prayer on Wednesday
evenings at 6:30, and there is also a Divine Mercy prayer group which meets
every other Tuesday after the 8:30 AM Mass.
So as you can see, there are many opportunities for prayer here at
And one nice thing about prayer is you can do it anywhere! God is always available to us and He is anxious to hear us. We can pray at home, in the car (one of my favorites – just turn off the radio first!), and even while walking the dog in the park. Again, the Lord wants to have a relationship with all of us, and He wants us to grow in holiness this Lent. Please let Him into your hearts, and “listen to Him”.
May God bless all of you and your families.
Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,
The gospel really isn’t difficult. It is surprising, in that the behavior it requires is so unexpected.
Our human nature, corrupted by our sinfulness, does not respond to events of
life in a divine way. But when we throw off our old self and put on our new
self, our responses to people and situations we encounter slowly begin to
resemble the divine way God treats us. The Sun and Moon Over
Thank you for your generous donations to the J.O.I.N. collection Ash Wednesday. J.O.I.N. (Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs) is a diocesan agency that provides emergency assistance to the poor in many ways. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
Jesus Jam – Sunday, March 19th at St. Agatha Parish beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jesus Jams are monthly gatherings of high school youth that include Eucharistic celebrations followed by dynamic presentations. This month: Theology of the Body presented by Dr. Perry Cahall, Assistant Professor of Theology, the Pontifical College Josephinum.
Church tours: Interested in learning about St.
Mary's history? Welcome Committee member Barbara Henterly will conduct church
tours the 3rd Saturday of each month. Each tour will begin 30 minutes prior to
the 4:00 PM
· Early Dismissal (2:00 p.m.) Wednesday, March 15th.
· No school Friday, March 17th teacher in-service day.
· St. Mary Library is looking for old ties for an art project. We’d love your old, your tacky, your plain, or worn out ties. Look for the box in the back of church.
· St. Mary’s Spring play “Into the Woods” will be presented Friday and Saturday March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Adults $3, students $1.
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.