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Announcements for the week of February 14

posted Feb 11, 2021, 4:36 AM by Church Office

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES – February 17th                                                                       

                        8:00 A.M. - Mass & Distribution of Ashes

                        Noon – Prayer Service /Distribution of Ashes Only

                        7:00 P.M. – Mass & Distribution of Ashes

STATIONS OF THE CROSS & ADORATION will be celebrated Friday evenings during Lent beginning this Friday, February 19th at 7:00 P.M.  Adoration for 30 minutes will follow Stations.  Due to Covid-19, booklets will be provided for you.  It is encouraged that you take the books home and bring them back each week so that we do not have to copy more books. 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES   Due to Covid-19 and the recent cases within the School District, there will be NO Religious Education Classes until March.  At the present time, classes for both Morning CCD and Evening CCD are scheduled to resume on the 7th of March. 

FATHER’S TALK ON VATICAN II   Father will summarize his first six talks in lieu of his Homily.  A copy of his talk will be available after Mass and on our website. 

“40 CANS for LENT”   Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17th , our Knights of Columbus Council will be holding their “40 Cans for Lent” again this year and are inviting our parishioners to join in on the project. The official goal for this year has been set at 2,000 pounds but with the hopes of breaking last year’s collection total of 1,237 pounds of donated food.  It is an opportunity to make a small sacrifice and turn it into a big difference in the lives of others.  Parishioners who wish to participate are requested to contribute at least one can of non-perishable food for each of the 40 days of Lent.  A “can” of food may be any commercially sealed food product which is typically donated to the food pantry.  Cans of food for this drive may be dropped off in the back of the Church beginning on Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday.  The “40 Cans” program simply represents an opportunity to offer a heightened level of commitment to almsgiving and sacrifice during the 40 days of Lent. 

The following are ongoing items needed by the Food Bank:  Soups, Juices, Rice, Cereal, Flour, Sugar, Ramen-type Noodles, Cakes Mixes, Brownie Mixes, Pie Fillings, Jello, Coffee, Tea, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Vegetables, Mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, Ketchup, Mustard, Salad Dressings, Spices, Soda Crackers/Saltines, Powdered Hot Chocolate Mix and other Instant Drink Mixes. 

 OLD PALMS   Baskets have been placed in the front and back of the Church for you to return your old Palms that will be burned for Ashes.

OPERATION RICE BOWL have been placed throughout the Church for those households in our Parish who would like to participate.

BLOOD DRIVE – FEBRUARY 16th   The Knights of Columbus will be holding a Blood Drive this Tuesday, February 16th from 1:00 to 6:30 P.M. in our Parish Hall.  You can still sign-up online at redcrossblood.org. or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

PRAYER FOR CATHOLIC FAMILIES BOOKLETS have been placed throughout the Church for your use in praying during this Lenten Season.

SAINT VALENTINE, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.”  St. Valentine was arrested because he secretly married couples so husbands wouldn't have to go to war.  Another variation of the legend of St. Valentine says he refused to sacrifice to pagan gods, was imprisoned and while imprisoned he healed the jailer's blind daughter. St. Valentine refused to renounce his faith and Christianity and was executed outside the Flaminian Gate on February 14, 269. On the day of his execution, he left the girl a note signed, "Your Valentine."

GRATITUDE MESSAGES   The following are parishioner’s gratitude messages:

  1. A wonderful family.  Deacon Jerry & Fr. John.
  2. Family & Friends
  3. God’s gift of discernment!
  4. For my Church!  Being able for us to attend.  Thank you Father & Deacon Jerry.
  5. For Fr. John and all he does to help others, we are grateful.
  6. Family, Dog’s and God
  7. For good friends-family and for being alive!
  8. Family.
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