As we’ve entered March, the Church calendar has brought us to the Lenten season. Once again, we will gather on Wednesday evenings for Stations of the Cross, followed by a shared supper and program. Presenting the series this year will be our own Fr. Joseph. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know Fr. Joseph better as we learn about Our Call Beyond the Ashes
. The series will reflect on our place before God while helping to discover His call to each of us. Please plan to join our Parish family as we make this Lenten journey together. The series begins Wednesday, March 8--6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m. Soup Supper, 7:00 p.m. Program.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 is the Fourth Sunday in Lent, also known as Laetare Sunday or Rose Sunday. “The Fourth Sunday in Lent (‘Mid-Lent Sunday’), [is] so named from the opening words of the Introit at the Mass (Is. 66:10: ‘Rejoice ye with Jerusalem’). In Western Christendom certain relaxations of the penitential observances of Lent are allowed, e.g. the wearing of rose-pink instead of purple vestments. The Sunday is also known as Mothering Sunday and Refreshment Sunday.”—The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, ed. F. L. Cross.
The Outreach Commission is emphasizing the Food Bank for Iglesia San Miguel for Easter—Please consider a donation of either beans and rice, or a monetary donation, so that we can fill up their Easter baskets. (Please use the envelopes in your pew for monetary donations and indicate on the memo line: San Miguel Easter.)
Easter Flowers may be donated in memory of a departed loved one or in thanksgiving for someone. Please use the donation envelopes provided in your pew racks to donate via cash or check. Be sure to write legibly on the envelope the name(s) of those you wish to remember or express thanks for, and include your own name, unless you wish to donate anonymously. Suggested donation=$10.00.
It’s time for our annual Habitat for Humanity build day! We have 24 slots for ages 16 and up. Sign up is easier than before. All you need to do is click on the link and follow the prompts. Our date and location is listed below. We'll meet at Holy Apostles at 7:15 a.m. that morning and carpool. PLEASE sign up before the March 28 deadline. Sign-Up Link:http://vhub.at/holyapostle
. Our date and location: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1412 Dreiss St.