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Around the Parish – March 10, 2024

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This Friday is our Saint Patrick Day Bingo and Bake Sale! All baked goods donations can be dropped off in Gallagher Hall beginning on Thursday, March 14. All baked goods are asked to be delivered by noon on Friday, March 15. Doors open at 6pm, Early Bird starts at 7pm, and Regular games at 7:30 pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, as well as all of the great baked goods that our parish family made!

All donations for our rummage sale “Blooms and Bargains Bazaar” can be dropped off beginning Monday, March 18 in Gallagher Hall. Please contact the parish office before drop off. The parish is unable to provide pickup for items.

In the upcoming week within our deanery, the Lenten Penance Services will be taking place. I’d like to recommend that everyone seize the chance to participate in the sacrament of reconciliation before Easter arrives. It’s crucial for all of us to engage in this sacrament regularly. I advocate for monthly  reception, like a monthly check-in for the soul. I am a big believer that this routine can significantly contribute to our spiritual well-being and growth. In addition to our Penance Services, the Sacrament of Reconciliation remains available every Friday during Lent from 6-7, every Saturday from 4-5, and always available by appointment.

Experience the rich tradition of the Pascha Basket in our Easter celebrations. On Holy Saturday, prepare a basket with Easter Bread symbolizing Christ’s body, dyed eggs for new life, meats, cheeses, and a candle for the light of Christ. Bring it to the church for a special blessing on Holy Saturday. Join us in the communal joy of Easter, sharing the blessed foods with family and friends. Embrace this ancient tradition as a symbol of resurrection and fellowship. Explore the full tradition in our special full-page ad. Let’s celebrate the joy of Easter together!

Join the 300 Club excitement! We still have a limited number of tickets available for purchase. Your support is crucial in reaching our goal to raise the necessary funds for our parish. Let’s work together to sell out all 300 tickets and make a significant impact!

Here are a few thoughts for the week ahead:

Be someone who makes someone else look forward to tomorrow. We can’t force someone to hear a message they are not ready to receive, but never underestimate the power of planting a seed.

Pax et Bonum, Fr. Andy