From the Desk of Rev. Msgr. Hugh J. Corrigan:
February 11, 2018
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wednesday is Ash Wednesday which is the official beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. Ashes will be given at the three Masses (8:15 am, 12:05 pm, 7:30pm) and at a special service at 3:00 pm. during Lent you must not eat meat on Fridays and you must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Lent is a forty day preparation for Holy Week. A significant part of that preparation is repentance for our sins. Although it is not required you should try to go to confession during Lent. Here at St. Mary’s we have the usual times for confession: 11:45 am daily and a half hour before the 5pm and 7:30pm Masses on Saturdays. There is also a special Monday, March 26, when for six hours in all the Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of New York confessions will be held from 3pm to 9pm.
Lent is also a time when we are encouraged to do acts of charity in thanksgiving for Jesus’s act of sacrificial love on the Cross. Helping the poor is highly recommended.
the collection for last Sunday, February 4, 2018 was $3,635.00
The second collection today is our Peter’s Pence Collection which helps Pope Francis with his works of charity.
This Wednesday February 14, 2018 : Will start our Lenten Season Ashes will be given out at 8:15 am, 12:05 pm ,7:30 pm and at a prayer service at 3:00pm.
this months food collection we were able to fell 16 bags with nourishing food for the needy in our community. Once again thank you for your generosity.
17th Religious Education Classes 9:30-11:00 –2nd grade Reconciliation in the Church 9:45 to 10:45 am
22nd Confirmation Retreat 9:30 am until 2:00pm St. Mary’s Parish Hall
24th Religious Education Classes 9:30-11:00 –3rd grade to 5th grade-first Penance in the Church 9:45 to 10:45 am
3rd Religious Education Classes 9:30-11:00 –2nd Meeting Holy Communion:11:30 School Cafeteria this meeting is mandatory for all Confirmation parents
10th Religious Education Classes 9:30-11:00
17th Religious Education Classes 9:30-11:00-Communion Rehearsal– Church 9:45 to 10:45am
24th Religious Education Classes 9:30-11:00-Holy Thursday and Baptismal Rehearsal-Church 9:45-10:45 am
29th All Children come to the Mass on Holy Thursday Mass –Mass starts at 6:00pm
31st No Religious Education Classes-Holy Saturday-April 1st Happy Easter
Pope Francis reminds us that “Lent is a new beginning a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death.”
Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Ash Wednesday: 2 Corinthians~6:2; Let us draw nearer to God this Lent.
Thursday, February 15, 2018:Walk in God’s Ways: Deuteronomy~30:16; What can draw us closer to Jesus today?
Friday, February 16, 2018: The Right Fast: Isaiah ~58:6-7; God wants you to fast from doing evil, not just from food.
Saturday, February 17, 2018:Follow Me: Luke ~ 5:27-28; What do I need to leave behind today to follow Jesus?
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Mass Schedule for the week of
February 4, 2018 to February 11, 2018
Mass are daily at 8:15 and 12:05 in English and in Spanish on Thursdays at 7:00pm
Below are the Special Intentions for this week
Sunday, February 11, 2018:
7:30am For the Parishioners
9:00am Odilon Vasquez Elvin Vasquez
11:00am Clotilde & Domingos Rodrigues Eduardo & Esther Rodrigues
Monday, February 12, 2018:
12:05 Brian Daly Stella Diaz
Tuesday, February 13, 2018:
12:05 Aida Aviles Julia Diaz
Wednesday February 14, 2018:
12:05 Maria Perez De Linano Lilla Perez
Thursday February 15, 2018:
12:05 Fernando Vega Marta Vega
7:00 Tonoi G. and Phial
Friday February 16, 2018:
12:05 Miguel Sepulveda Magaly Pichardo
Saturday, February 17 2018:
12:05 Jamie Lynn Paiusco Carmen Navarro
5:00pm Anna Prato & Family John Prato
7:30 pm Behcy Mathew Mathew Joseph
Sunday, February 18, 2018:
7:30am For the Parishioners
9:00am Zoilo Marquez Malila Marquez
11:00am Richard K. Dumashie Mary Mazzeo
Sent by Saint Mary's Chruch on Friday, February 9 at 6:29PM