Marching Right Along
5 March 2012
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!
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.
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