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MARCH IS GOD’S GIFT TO US.

This month marks the transition from winter to spring.

The holy season of Lent encompasses a major portion of the month.

Eighth Sunday of the Year – March 3rd.

This is the last Sunday in “Ordinary Time” until after the Easter season.

Ordinary Time will return on June 10th, the day after Pentecost.

 

 


The holy season of Lent – a 40 day period of prayer and penance –

begins on Wednesday, March 6th.

 

 

Today is a day of universal fast and abstinence in the Church.

(The Order of Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours and Celebration of the Eucharist.)

OUR PARISH SCHEDULE FOR ASH WEDNESDAY – March 6th

(Ashes will be distributed at all Masses and Services)

6:30 a.m. – Liturgy of the Word (in Spanish) – Main Church

8:30 a.m. – Holy Mass (in Italian – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel, 103-56 52nd Avenue)

9:00 a.m. Holy Mass (in English) – Main Church

12:30 p.m. – Liturgy of the Word (in Spanish) – Main Church

3:30 p.m. – Liturgy of the Word (in English) Main Church)

6:00 p.m. - Liturgy of the Word (in Spanish) – Main Church

7:30 p.m. – Holy Mass (in Spanish) – Main Church

“Turn away from Sin and be Faithful to the Gospel.”

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Our parish is participating in this annual Appeal.

Our parish goal - $43,168.00 – will assist the diocese in reaching its goal of $8 million.

 

More Information can be found on our Education and Faith Page

All through the month of March, we are collecting non-perishable food to stock our Food Pantry, for distribution to the needy on Wednesday, March 27, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please join us in this corporal work of mercy. Make it one of your Lenten sacrifices.

 

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 10th.

We turn our clocks and watches ahead one hour.

 

 

Wednesday, March 13th is the 6th anniversary of the election of

Pope Francis (2013) as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Please pray for him.

 

Tuesday, March 19th is the Solemnity of St. Joseph,

Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. So important is he that the Church’s liturgy “sets aside”

the Lenten omission of the Gloria during Mass.

 

 

Spring begins on Wednesday, March 20th. It is also a full moon.

This is significant because the date of Easter is determined by the date of the full moon

(Easter is a lunar, as well as a religious, feast.

The solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord is Monday, March 25th.

It is a special day – the liturgy of the Mass includes a Gloria and the Creed.

Normally during Lent, the Gloria is not sung or said

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL.

Holy Week begins on April 14th with

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD.

Our schedule of Masses for Palm Sunday:

Saturday (vigil): 5:30 pm (in English); 7:30 pm (in Spanish)

Sunday: 7:00 am, 11:30 and 11:45 am, 1:00 and 1:15 pm (in Spanish);

8:30 am (in Italian); 10:00 am (in English).

Palm branches will be blessed and distributed at all Masses.

 

Monday of Holy Week:

Mass (in English) at 9:00 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation available

12:00 noon to 5:30 pm; 7:00 to 9:00 pm

(Reconciliation Monday)

Tuesday of Holy Week:

Mass (in English) at 9:00 am

Priests will attend the Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral –

7:00 pm

No 7:30 pm Mass in Spanish

Wednesday of Holy Week:

Mass (in English) at 9:00 am

Holy Thursday

Morning Prayer (in English) at 9:00 am

 

 

Mass of the Lord’s Supper (in English) at 6:00 pm

Mass of the Lord’s Supper (in Spanish) at 7:30 pm

 

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (school auditorium) from 7:30 to 11:00 pm.

 

Good Friday

Morning Prayer (in Spanish) at 9:00 am

Outdoor Stations of the Cross – 10 am

Seven Last Words – 12:30 pm

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:

At 3:00 pm (in English); at 7:30 pm (in Spanish)

Holy Saturday

Morning Prayer (in English) at 9:00 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 8:00 pm (Liturgy in English and Spanish)


Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord:

APRIL 21st.

Mass at 7:00 am, 11:30 and 11:45 am, 1:00 and 1:15 pm (in Spanish);

Mass at 8:30 am (in Italian); 10:00 am (in English).


 

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