Heads up for a few Lenten preparations that will help you to celebrate the final two weeks of Lent and the beginning of the Easter season:
+This Monday (March 19) is the Feast of Saint Joseph. Are you planning anything for the day we thank God for the earthly father who took care of The Son of God? Are you getting your St. Joseph altar built for the blessing of breads? Don’t know what I’m talking about? Look it up on line or ask...the time is almost here to lift up all fathers (and in a special way, those who adopt or are step fathers).
+Next week begins Holy Week, so be aware that there are a few changes regarding Mass times and Triduum details that we will mention in greater detail in the next week’s bulletin (most notably the earlier time of 7:30 p.m. set for The Great Easter Vigil, March 31). Please pray for our many ministers who are preparing and sacrificing so much for everyone to be led with His sacrificial love during this most sacred time.
+PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE schedule your appointment for getting your photo taken for our 70th Anniversary Directory (the collector’s edition of course). You can do it online or call our parish office for more information. We have three weeks of sessions over the next three months and most of the times are open...it’s time to schedule yours!
+Dinner and a Movie! Jim Caviezel is starring in a new movie called “Paul, Apostle for Christ.” Our parish is hosting a special viewing on Divine Mercy Sunday (1:00 p.m. on April 8) at Regal Cinemas Interstate Park 18. Check out the rest of the information in the bulletin or call the parish office. The movie is being sponsored by a private donor (so yes it’s free) as a St. Vincent de Paul fundraiser. Following the movie we will be going to Menches Bros. for a bite to eat. Be one of the 162 to go!
+By the way, if you haven’t thought about it yet, why not encourage some fasting from all technology for just one day...or even one evening with your family. I know, what an absurd idea - what could we possibly talk about or look at?
Pax, Fr. Bline