Celebrating Our Faith and Continuing the Mission of Jesus Christ
Pastor: Rev. Jerry Hahn
24-Hour Lenten Vigil
The annual 24-Hour Lenten Vigil is approaching soon! The Vigil will begin at 4:30 PM, this Friday, March 3rd, 2017. This is a great way to prepare and deepen your devotion to the Lord during the pre-Easter season. Details will be forthcoming! Please stay tuned for information on this popular devotion! We will post details here on the website!
Food Pantry Help!
We are always in need of help to stock up our Food Pantry for those in need! We are in need of the following items. You can drop them at the Rectory and we'll take care of the rest!
Coffee, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal, Tuna Fish, Dish Detergent, Hand Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Body Wash, Bar Soap, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Paper Plates, Paper Cups, Napkins, Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener, and Cleaning Supplies.
We are grateful for any help you can provide!!!
The schedule of masses and services for Ash Wednesday, March 1st, is below:
8 AM, 12:15 PM, 7:30 PM
Ash Wednesday Service:
The Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has inaugurated "The Year of Mercy" for the benefit of all! Perhaps this is the most important year for the celebration of the "The Divine Mercy" since Pope John Paul II officially set "The Divine Mercy" as a key celebration in the Church's calendar year.
The Feast of The Divine Mercy occurs on the first Sunday after Easter. The message of Divine Mercy is simple and clear - that God loves us, each and every one, totally and unconditionally and He wants us to know that His Mercy is greater than our sins. He desires that we call upon Him with trust, receive His Mercy, and let it flow through us to others so that all may share in His Divine Mercy.
We can continue to participate in the Divine Mercy all year round by reciting the chaplet and praying the novena.
The Divine Mercy Feast began with the amazing story of a young Polish nun, Sr. Maria Faustina Kowalska (now Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska), who for a lengthy period of time prior to her death in 1938, received revelations from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Also, the inspiration and efforts of Pope John Paul II promoted devotion to The Divine Mercy.
In her writings, Saint Faustina said that the Lord made a special promise to "pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of my mercy." (Diary, 699) The Lord said "I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy." (Diary, 1109)
For more on the background of The Divine Mercy, and how to recite the novena and chaplet, click here to go to the Marians of the Immaculate Conception web site. Also, you can view the St. Anthony's newsletter that featured the story of The Divine Mercy, including how to observe the Feast and the prayers for the novena. Click here to access the newsletter (PDF).