4th Sunday of Lent

Sat / Sun March 1 & 2, 2008                             

MASS INTENTIONS

Sat. 5 pm:           Int. Rita (liv.)

Sun. 8:30:           People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)

        10:30:       William Maderious (dec.)

        12:30:         Int. Nonila Duenas (liv.)

        5:00:         Bitter Lamentations

        5:45pm:    Holy Mass—Helena Szymanska (liv.)

Mon. 8 am:       The Souls of Purgatory

Mon. 6 pm:        Soldiers of the 91st Infantry Div. (dec.)

Tues. 8 am:        The Souls of Purgatory

Tues. 6 pm:        Int. Juan Duenas (liv.)

Weds. 8 am:       Helen Geiger (dec.)

Weds. 6 pm:       Int. Dario Gonzalez (liv.)

Thurs. 8 am:     The Souls of Purgatory

Thurs. 6 pm:      Int. Olympia Gonzalez (liv.)

Thurs. 7pm:      Holy Hour

Fri. 8 am:            Kazimierz Osinski (dec.)

Fri. 6 pm:            Int. Doris Case (liv.)

Sat. 8 am:           Int. Ralph & Brigitte Desimone (liv.)

Sat. 10 am:         Int. James Case (liv.)

Sat. 5 pm:           The Souls of Purgatory

MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES

Organ Prelude:         Pastoral, Beethoven. arr. A.Fletcher

Hymns:                    # 100 Asperges, # 360 Lord who

                                  throughout, and Lenten Antiphon]

Mass at  5:00 pm(Sat.): Mass of Christian Unity,

                                Vermulst. Cantor & organ.

Mass at 10: 30:       Missa de Quadragesima, Gregorian.

                                St. MM choir

Mass at 12:30:        Missa Brevis, A. Lotti.

                                Choir of the Angelus

Organ Postlude:     40 days and 40 nights (Heinlein),

                                J. Nixon

           

 

Last week second collection for Parish Development Fund amounted $ 1,138.00. This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Building Fund   Bishop’s  Appeal. Next week, the 2nd collection is for the Bishop’s Appeal Fund . THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. MAY GOD REWARD YOUR GENEROSITY.

 

“LAETARE SUNDAY” - this Sun. March 2nd

The fourth Sunday in Lent derives its Latin name from the first word of the Mass text: Laetare Jerusalem” (Rejoice, O Jerusalem). It is a day of joy within the mourning season. The altars may be decorated with flowers and with the priests wearing rose-colored vestments instead of purple. It is the middle of  Lent. As a symbol of  joy, the popes used to carry a golden rose in their right hand when returning  from the celebration of Mass. The popes blessed every year, and often they confer it upon churches, shrines, cities, or distinguished persons as a token of esteem and paternal affection. The Golden Rose represents Jesus Christ in the shining splendor of His majesty. From this ecclesiastical custom Laetare Sunday acquired its German name, Rosensonntag (Sunday of the Rose).

BLESSING OF EXPECTANT MOTHERS

Will be this weekend;  during Sat. 5.00PM, Sunday 8.30 & 10.30AM Masses.

FIRST THURSDAY, FRIDAY

This week we celebrate – First Thursday - March 6- a day of special prayer for our priests, religious & seminarians. After 6.00PM Holy Mass, we expose the Blessed Sacrament and we celebrate THE HOLY HOUR. First Friday - March 7. After the Holy Masses, we expose the Blessed Sacrament and recite the Litany to the Sacred Heart, followed by Benediction. An extra Mass for home schooling children & their parents will be at 9.30AM. Other Parishioners are also welcomed to come and to pray with us if you have  time.


LENTEN LAMENTATIONS
- Lenten Vespers about the sufferings and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ are celebrated

Sunday Scripture

The light of Christ dispels the darkness of sins. To live as children of light and to take no part in the fruitless works of darkness, is a challenge all Christians must take on. Once the dark—the sin in our own lives or the live of those we love—is exposed, the light of Christ’s love can be invited in, to permeate the darkness and to allow goodness, righteousness and truth to shine forth.

Today’s first reading tells us that God does not see as we see; that only God knows what is truly in the human heart. The letter to the Ephesians encourages us to expose any darkness in our lives and be rid of it. John’s Gospel exposes the true hearts of those who sought to accuse Jesus of breaking the Sabbath.

 

                        

Parish Office Hours:

Wednesday & Friday from 9am  to 5pm.

Every 2nd & 4th Sunday in each month from 9am to 5pm.

Weekly update

02/23-24

Year- to Date

Actual

$ 4,595.50

$ 39,115.50

Goal

$ 5,100.00

$ 40,800.00

Shortfall

$ 504.50

$ 1,684.50

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 0.00

$ 2,617.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 1,138.00

$ 2,210.50

Building Fund

$ 7.00

$ 13,121.00