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Assisting Our Friends in Guatemala & Elsewhere
During Lent 2019 we would suggest making a sacrificial effort that would assist our Brothers & Sisters in Guatemala and others around the world. We suggest using a “Rice Bowl” at home during Lent – that is available in the Gathering Area of Church to remind us of the need of others in our World. (Money saved during Lent can be returned in an envelope marked: “Rice Bowl” during Holy Week or Easter Week 2019)
This money will go to the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl collection which helps those in need all around the world and to our Brothers and Sisters in need in Guatemala.
Palm Sunday – April 14, 2019: Palm will be distributed at all weekend Masses at St. Mary’s Church, Crescent.
Holy Thursday – April 18, 2019: Holy Thursday Mass at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s, Crescent followed by adoration until 9:45 pm.
Good Friday – April 19, 2019: Stations of the Cross at 3:00 pm at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake. Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm at Corpus Christi Church.
Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 20, 2019: 7:30 pm, St. Mary’s Church, Crescent – A Liturgy of Light, Word, Water & Eucharist
Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 21, 2019: Masses at 8:00 am and 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Church, Crescent
Join us on Sunday, April 14 for a FREE Palm Sunday Breakfast! Featuring quiche, bagels, danish, fruits and more. Come and learn about our new partnership in Guatemala from the members of our Building Bridges Committee.
As we’ve been saying in the bulletin, it’s free, but you do need a ticket!
During the Season of Lent, the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available to all every Saturday at 3:45 pm. You can also call the office for an appointment. Please call the Pastor at 371-9632 x13 to schedule an appointment.
PARISH LENTEN FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION at all of the weekend Masses of March 30/31, 2019!
On Saturday and Sunday, March 30 & 31, 2019, we ask you to consider bringing one or more food items for area food pantries. Your food items may be placed in the boxes as you enter the main entrance of Church, to the right of the Statue of Mary.
We also accept Food Gift Card donations in amounts of $5 thru $50. The gift cards may be placed in the envelope posted on the window near the food pantry box in the entry of the Church.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Soup and Stations
Plan to attend a special presentation, Biblical Way of The Cross, on Friday, March 29th at 5:30 at St. Mary’s Church, Crescent. This presentation is based on the Stations of the Cross led by Pope John Paul II. It features song, word and prayer and is led by members of the Albany Chapter of NPM, National Pastoral Musicians. Following Stations please stay to enjoy a simple supper of soup and bread and fellowship.
A free will offering will be taken. Be sure to register by Friday, March 22nd by contacting Melinda Cestaro, email@example.com.
THE LENTEN MASS CHALLENGE
Attend Weekend Mass Every Week of Lent!
What does God want each of us to hear today?
Lent 2019 Weekends: March 9/10, March 16/17, March 23/24, March 30/31; April 6/7; April 13/14.
Weekend Mass Times are Saturday Vigil Mass @ 4:30 pm and Sunday Morning Masses @ 8:00 am & 10:30 am.
P.S. Invite a family member, a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, a fellow parishioner to join you in attending Mass every weekend of Lent 2019!
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm
St. Mary’s Parish Hall
A chicken parmesan and ziti dinner will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 5:30 PM in the parish hall. The dinner will consist of chicken parmesan, ziti, salad, rolls and butter, dessert, and beverages.
Ticket prices are: Adults – $10.00 Children 12 & under – $5.00.
Tickets will be sold after masses on the weekends of February 23/24 and March 23 and during those weeks in the parish office. Take outs will be available but need to be ordered in advance. We ask that all tickets be purchased and take outs be ordered no later than March 5th.
Ash Wednesday is March 6, 2019. Ashes will be distributed at the following times:
9:00 am – Mass
12:05 pm – Service
6:30 pm – Service