SATURDAY, March 28
SUNDAY, March 29
Coffee & doughnuts
Parishioners of Saint Mary
King of Kings
Choir practice choir
WEDNESDAY, April 1
p.m.Joyce Bellisari Corbitt Latin Mass
Choir practice choir
Father John Metzger
FRIDAY, April 3 Good Friday
Passion of the Lord
SATURDAY, April 4 Holy Saturday
Blessing of the Food -
Easter Vigil Parishioners of Saint Mary
SUNDAY, April 5 The RESURRECTION of THE LORD
NO Coffee & doughnuts
The Thomas/Russell families
RCIA 2014-15 No class this week. The Vigil rehearsal is scheduled for on Holy Saturday. Let us pray for all those who will enter into full Communion with The Catholic Church this Easter.
BAPTISMS FOR MARCH
March 29, Ruiz family, daughter, Ruby
Opening Antiphon: Schubert Hosanna Filio David
Offertory Motet: Carter In Pilates Hall
Communion Meditation: Mendelssohn - Daughters of
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
a) Sunday, March 29: King of Kings @
b) Tuesday, March 31: Chrism Mass @ at the Cathedral. No Mass at Saint Mary.
c) Holy Thursday, April 2: Mass of the Lords Supper @ Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until .
d) Good Friday, April 3: The Passion of the Lord @ Tenebrae@
e) Saturday, April 4: Blessing of the Food Polish Community @ Solemn Easter Vigil Mass @
f) Easter Sunday: regular Mass schedule. There is no coffee and doughnut hour on Easter Sunday.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS HOLY WEEK
The parish office will be closed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 6th.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Dominic, Gabriel Mike McConahay Rose Albert, Miles Drake
and Aaron Lopresti Ann Graf open, open Sandy Brown
Nate Gain, Stuart Landry Mark/Jillian Lehosit Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, Mary Gerlach
John Kirkwood Brian Collins Don Metnes, Kathleen Haytas, open Pat Smith
open, open Kim Anderson Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren
Sean Price Vince Relli Jaci Elston, David Bortz David Larsen
Ψ Prayers after Mass: following each Mass please kneel and prayer the following prayers: The Our Father, The Hail Mary,
The Glory Be and the Prayer to St. Michael the
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Beverly Walker
From the Pastors Desk .
In your charity please remember in your prayers the soul of Eleanor Noltemeyer who died just 6 days shy of her 96th birthday. She was baptized here at St. Mary's and fittingly was buried here on Thursday of this past week. May she rest in peace.
We begin Holy Week today. It is the HOLIEST
WEEK OF THE YEAR! All are invited to the many services taking place this
week. These services afford us a beautiful opportunity and privilege to walk
with our Blessed Lord during His suffering for our Redemption. Beginning
with Palm Sunday through Holy Thursday when He instituted the Holy Eucharistic
and the Sacrament of Holy Orders-- through His Good Friday Way of the Cross and
Please refer to the Holy Week schedule of services
in this bulletin. You may even want to post it on your refrigerator for quick
reference. Please notice there will be no Mass on Tuesday. This has
been cancelled because of the p. m. Chrism Mass at St. Joseph
Cathedral. The Holy Oils used in the Sacraments of the Church are blessed by
Bishop Campbell at this service and distributed to the priests of the diocese,
most of whom will be present at this beautiful
We will be having Tenebrae again this year at St. Mary's. As the schedule states, it will be at on Good Friday.
Please pray for those who will be coming into the fullness of the Church during the Solemn Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at It is important that we continue to pray for each other as we attempt to live each day for the honor and glory of God.
Laudetur Jesus Christus!
Father Kevin F. Lutz
From the Cat at
I heard the sad news of the death of the beloved Guinea pig, Scout, of St. Mary's Preschool fame. Animals are a special gift from God, and pets are special among animals. When pets die, it teaches us that everything in this life has an ending. I know the children and teachers are very sad. I will see if Father can bring me to their classroom to pet me and receive consolation. I know they are worried about Scout, but I like to agree with Bishop Hettinger's thoughts on this subject---If you need that pet around to make you happy in heaven, you will have it!
Spring is here. Be good to your garden, birds and stray animals.
I haven't received any fan mail this week. I guess that is because John Trivolta is in town. Your letters are always welcome.
Raphael, the cat who really, truly cares.
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
GOOD FRIDAY WALKING STATIONS OF THE
CROSS: Many facets
of faith and justice will be the focus of the annual Walking Stations of the
Cross, which begins with prayer at St. Joseph Cathedral at ,
MARCH 28-29 - 5th SUNDAY-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION As is our tradition on 5th Sundays throughout the year we ask for your donations to support St. Vincent de Paul. This organization reaches out to meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling in these difficult economic times. Please be generous. Use your preprinted envelopes for your gift or note your contribution accordingly.
SESQUICENTENNIAL UPCOMING EVENTS
April is the 'Month of Priests'; time to recognize Pastors that have served the St. Mary Parish Community. On Sunday, April 12th we will welcome back Father Don Franks. Each Mass on that day will be followed by a reception in the school gym. At in the Church a Sesquicentennial Jubilee Concert will be presented by the Lancaster Community Band. This will be an afternoon filled with the music of our history for the whole family to enjoy!
BLESSING OF THE
AN INVITATION TO ST.
The St. Mary young couples group will be bowling at Ten Pin Alley (
By His life, death and resurrection, Jesus opens the way for us to claim the very source of Gods wealth, God Himself. He alone is the true source of the greatness of creation and all that is good and true and beautiful.