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Around the Parish – March 31, 2024

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Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! Christ is Alive! What a joy it is to be able to have this wonderful word back in our liturgy. With the return of ‘Alleluia’, we also recognize the return of the beautiful flowers and decorations in our church. This is a sign of the coming beauty of Spring. Let’s just pray that the weather continues to cooperate. I am sure ready for warmer days!

Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. Normally we have adoration and confessions on First Friday, but this month we will have adoration from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm with the Sung Chaplet of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 7. I encourage everyone to join us during this special Holy Hour of prayer. Divine Mercy Sunday, established by Pope St. John Paul II in 2000, honors the devotion to God’s boundless mercy as revealed to Saint Faustina. The praying of the Divine Mercy Chaplet plays a central role, emphasizing repentance and trust in God’s mercy for all humanity.

On Saturday, April 27, we will have a parish spring cleanup day. Many hands will make light work, so any help that you might be able to give on that day will be greatly appreciated. We will begin at 9:00 am and spend the morning around the parish campus to clean up our grounds.

In just about a month on Sunday, May 5, our Sunday Mass schedule is set to return to 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Don’t forget, and share with our family that join us for the summer months.

On the following Saturday, we have our Blooms and Bargains Bazaar. All donations can be dropped off at Gallagher Hall, but please contact the parish office to schedule a drop off time. The parish is unable to provide pickup of items.

Here is a thought for the week ahead:

“O Jesus, I understand that Your mercy is beyond all imagining, and therefore I ask You to make my heart so big that there will be room in it for the needs of all the souls living on the face of the earth, so that each soul will be reflected in You, O Jesus.”  – Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska  

Pax et Bonum, Fr. Andy