Marching Right Along

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Marching Right Along

5 March 2012

Lenten Mission

This year we are very pleased to have Friar Johnpaul Cafiero as our Lenten Mission leader. Fr. Johnpaul is well-known for facilitating a lively, thought-provoking and spiritually rewarding mission experience. An engaging storyteller, he uses both wisdom and  humor to lead us through Reflections on the Last Seven Words of Jesus.

Please plan to join us on the evenings of March 25 through 27 at 7:00 PM in church. We'll gather afterwards in the church vestibule for light refreshments. 

Looking for a Few Good Men

(A lot of good men would be even better!)

All men of the parish (and their friends) are invited to join us for corned beef, beverages and a hearty slàinte or two at our next meeting on O'Monday, March 12. We'll kick things off at 7:30 PM in the school hall. Hope to see you there!

Lenten Promises

How are you doing on your Lenten commitment? Here's a nice little reminder from that being imperfect doesn't make us bad, just human.

HHS Mandate 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) added Six More Things Everyone Should Know About the HHS Mandate to their USCCBlog.  

If you missed the first Six Things Everyone Should Know, it's still available. These are important considerations that should be of interest to all Americans, not just Catholics.

Irish Family Mass

Our annual Mass in honor of St. Patrick will be celebrated on Thursday, March 15. It begins with a musical prelude at 6:30 PM in church, followed by mass at 7:00 PM. We welcome back  Rev. Scott Donahue as our main celebrant. Father Scott has been president and CEO of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, which will be the recipient of the offering taken during mass.

All are invited to join us for good fellowship, soda bread (baked by our very own lovely lasses), tea and coffee in the Ahearn Activity Center immediately following mass.

Preschool Open House

Parents of three- and four-year-old prospective students are invited to our Preschool Open House on Friday, March 16. School will not be in session, so this is a great opportunity for parents and young children to tour our facilities and meet the teachers and aides. Stop by any time between 8:30 and 10:30 AM. 

Singing the Season of Lent

The slower tempos of our Lenten music are a reminder that this is a reflective and penitential season. This year we will sing the “Sanctus” (Holy, Holy) in Latin. The “Sanctus” is an ancient Gregorian chant and is #859 in our hymnal. We hope you'll join us in singing this beautiful, ancient chant. 

You may like to read more of what our music director, Margie Shiel, wrote about our Lenten music. See page 3 in the March 4 bulletin.


In This Issue


Friday, February 27
Saturday, February 28
Saint Patrick's Dinner Dance
Sunday, March 1
First Communion Acceptance Mass
Monday, March 2
Terra Nova Testing
Holy Hour
Parish Mission
SVDP Meeting
Tuesday, March 3
Terra Nova Testing
Parish Mission
Wednesday, March 4
Terra Nova Testing
Mass Grades 1-8
Parish Mission
Thursday, March 5
Terra Nova Testing
Friday, March 6
Mothers' Club Hot Lunch
Terra Nova Testing
Second Trimester Ends
Monday, March 9
8:30-10:30am Early Childhood Open House
Holy Hour
Men's Club
Tuesday, March 10
Cancer Support Group
School Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 11
C.A.P. Assembly following Mass
Mass Grades K-8
Thursday, March 12
Irish Family Mass
Friday, March 13
Spring Pictures

Recent Bulletins

Social Media

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