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Entries for February 2014

  The month of February is Catholic Press Month. It is also time for our parish collection for the Catholic Times weekly newspaper. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in the February collection packet. The rate for the Catholic Times is $17.00 per year. If you have direct withdrawal from your checking/credit card, ...

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  Rice Bowls and Home Calendar Guides will be available on the table in the Gathering Space the weekend of February 22/23, 2014. The Rice Bowl collection will be on Holy Thursday with the funds going to the Catholic Relief Services to help our brothers and sisters who are in need. Please take a Rice Bowl and Guide home to use this ...

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  LENT – There are three Traditional Lenten observances: 1. Prayer – Person at home prepares by reading the scripture prior to Sunday Mass, in addition to other personal prayer such as meditation, Rosary, spiritual readings, etc. 2. Fasting – The following regulations of fast and abstinence for Catholics ...

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  Each Friday of Lent at 6:30 p.m. beginning March 7, 2014 and concluding on April 11, 2014, we will celebrate the Stations of the Cross with various groups of our parish leading us in prayer.
  Liturgical Press has sent our parish copies of Give Us This Day, Daily Prayer For Today’s Catholic, as a sample of the monthly publication they offer. Please help yourself to a copy and if you are interested in purchasing an annual subscription there is information in the book for that purpose. It was very generous of them ...

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  As you know, our patron, Pope John XXIII, will be canonized on April 27. This will be an historic day for the Church and our parish. But how much do we know about the life of this good man? We are offering an opportunity to learn more about Pope John. After Stations of the Cross on March 14 and 21, we will show a movie (in two pa...

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  On Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014, our Mass and distribution of ashes will be at 8:00 a.m. The evening service will be an Ecumenical Service at 7:00 p.m. with the blessing and distribution of ashes as we have in past years. This year’s service will be hosted by Pope John XXIII. The collection in the morning will benefit J.O.I...

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  2013 contribution statements are prepared. Please let us know if you need one for tax purposes. You may stop in to pick it up or we can mail it if you prefer – just let us know.
  The bronze sculpture of Saint John XXIII project is still marking progress. The construction of the Piazza was delayed last fall, but will be completed by the end of March. The sculptor in Italy is almost finished with the life size wax. We should see pictures in two weeks or so. Again, if we request any changes they will be comp...

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  There are Devotional Materials for both adults and children for Lent on the table in the Gathering Space for a nominal fee.