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5th Sunday of Lent

 

St. John Nepomuk Chapel

1625 South 11th Street     Saint Louis, MO 63104

http://sjnstl.org

https://www.facebook.com/SaintJohnNepomuk

 

 

Deacon Mike Buckley, Director                                                                     Confessions ½ hour before Mass

Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m.                                                                        Saturday Mass for Sunday 4:30 p.m.

 

Phone Rectory: 231-0141

Rectory Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

New members of the community: Please register at the Rectory

MASS INTENTIONS         CELEBRANT
Saturday, April 5 John & Lillian Hrdlicka Friar Ed Mundwiller
Sunday, April 6 Miller, Giebels & Draska Families Father John Mayer
Saturday, April 12 Robert Staat Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, April 13 Al Gajdosik Father Paul Rothschild

 

Stewardship of Treasure:Last Weekend Envelopes $628.00; Loose; $298.00; Organ Repair $57.56; Catholic Relief Services $190.00; Improvement Fund $15.00; Saint Louis Review $30.00

Total: $1,218.56

April 6, 2014 - 5th Sunday of Lent

“Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”  John 11:40

Many of us say that we believe in God. We go to church on Sunday. We volunteer for events at our parish. But when life gets hard, the pressure is on, things aren’t going our way, do we really believe, do we really put our trust in the Lord? When we live a life of gratitude, being thankful for the gifts we have been given, we really do see that God is providing all that we need.

We would like to welcome our visitors who are here for the first time. You are always welcome to the historic Church of St. John Nepomuk. There has been a Catholic Church at the corner of 11th and Lafayette since 1855. If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to have you as a member. To register, call our rectory M-F from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

There will be a second collection this weekend for Catholic Home Mission Appeal.

Today (Sunday) is Hospitality Sunday. Coffee and pastries will be served in the hall following 9:30 mass. Everyone is welcome!

Next Saturday, April 12, will be the Czech Festival at the Czech Center. Please see the enclosed flyer.

YOU Can Help Your Marriage – 25% of surveyed couples say they are “Happily Married”. For everyone else there is Retrouvaille.  Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Does talking only make it worse? For information on the Retrouvaille Program, visit the website at www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 1-800-470-2230.  The next program begins the weekend of June 6-8, 2014.

CHARITY OUTREACH APRIL:  During the month of April we will be collecting for St. Martha’s Hall Emergency Shelter.  St Martha’s Hall is committed to helping battered women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives.  The emergency shelter has a pressing need for paper products (toilet paper & paper towels) and a wish-list-of-items-in-short-supply is available at the doors of the Chapel (look for neon-green flyers).  Final day for donations will be April 27th.

Deacon Mike: We all have needs and we often ask God to provide. Sometimes our needs are dramatic, like Mary and Martha wanting Jesus to bring their brother back from the dead. Sometimes our needs are much simpler, like the paper towels and toilet paper Saint Martha’s Hall is in need of. It’s ironic that we are faced with these two extremes today and that the organization in need is named after Lazurus’ sister.

I attended the Annual Catholic Appeal kick-off this past weekend. It’s a little overwhelming to hear talk about the millions of dollars that this appeal will raise. But we can’t lose sight of the smaller needs that are so vital to so many of our brothers and sisters. Imagine how it must feel to be without something as simple as a paper towel to dry your hands.

I know you will be generous to this charity outreach, as you always are. But, please keep in mind how important such a simple gift is to those in need. You will be blessed for your generosity.

                  Have a Blessed Lent!

 

 

 

 

4th Sunday of Lent

St. John Nepomuk Chapel

1625 South 11th Street     Saint Louis, MO 63104

http://sjnstl.org

https://www.facebook.com/SaintJohnNepomuk

 

 

Deacon Mike Buckley, Director                                                                     Confessions ½ hour before Mass

Sunday Mass  9:30 a.m.                                                                        Saturday Mass for Sunday 4:30 p.m.

 

Phone Rectory: 231-0141

Rectory Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

New members of the community: Please register at the Rectory

MASS INTENTIONS            CELEBRANT  
Saturday, March 29 Joseph & Stella Remes Father John Keenoy
Sunday, March 30 Don & Elsie Urban Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, April 5 Miller, Giebels & Draska Families TBA
Sunday, April 6 John & Lillian Armbruster TBA

 

Stewardship of Treasure:Last Weekend Envelopes $1,993.00; Loose; $433.00; Organ Repair $1,869.25

Total: $4,259.25

March 30, 2014 – 4th Sunday of Lent

“Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

How often do we invest our time, talent and treasure in creating an appearance that does not matter at all to God? We strive to impress with our clothing, home, career, possessions, car and other marks of distinction. But none of these illusions of greatness will impress God. Instead, He will look into our hearts to see how much we loved Him, how much we loved others and how we showed that love by the way we used our time, talents and treasure here on earth.

We would like to welcome our visitors who are here for the first time. You are always welcome to the historic Church of St. John Nepomuk.  There has been a Catholic Church at the corner of 11th and Lafayette since 1855. If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to have you as a member.  To register, call our rectory M-F from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Our Organ:  Thanks to some very generous people, we have exceeded our goal for the repair of the organ.  The total received is $3,700.00.  May God bless everyone for their generosity.

The Light is on for you:  Again this year the Archdiocese will be offering multiple opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation from March 21-April 5. Here in the South City Deanery, fifteen of our neighboring parishes will be hosting special reconciliation times. There is a list of dates and times at each entrance to the Chapel or you can find the list at: http://archstl.org/laityandfamilylife/page/reconciliation-schedule.

There will be a second collection this weekend for Catholic Relief Services.

Next Sunday is Hospitality Sunday.  Coffee and pastries will be served in the hall following 10:30 mass. Everyone is welcome!

Next Saturday, April 12, will be the Czech Festival at the Czech Center. Please see the enclosed flyer.

Deacon Mike: Jesus came to this world with a plan, a plan that most people today would consider to be doomed to failure. He came to make us disciples, one person at a time.He started with a dozen men and commissioned them to go out to all the world baptizing in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Today there are more than two billion Christians in the world. Jesus’ plan seems to have worked out!

But His plan isn’t ended.  Today you and I are called to continue His work. During this season of Lent, I’ve suggested that you focus on bringing just one fallen-away Catholic back to the faith.  Obviously, if we all did this, the size of our Church would double.

Many people would say that that’s impossible. But we’re not looking for people unfamiliar with Catholicism.  We’re looking for people who know the faith but for some reason have drifted away.  Maybe they were never properly taught.  Maybe someone made them mad.  We’ll never know until we ask.  There’s nothing we can do on earth tat’s better than taking someone with us when we go to heaven.

                  Have a Blessed Lent!

 

 

 

 

3rd Sunday of Lent

St. John Nepomuk Chapel

1625 South 11th Street     Saint Louis, MO 63104

http://sjnstl.org

https://www.facebook.com/SaintJohnNepomuk

 

Deacon Mike Buckley, Director                                                                     Confessions ½ hour before Mass

Sunday Mass  9:30 a.m.                                                                        Saturday Mass for Sunday 4:30 p.m.

           Phone Rectory: 231-0141

Rectory Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

New members of the community: Please register at the Rectory

MASS INTENTIONS            CELEBRANT  
Saturday, March 22 John Brush Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, March 23 Bill Korpecki Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, March 29 Joseph & Stella Remes Father John Keenoy
Sunday, March 30 Don & Elsie Urban Father Paul Rothschild

 

Stewardship of Treasure:  Last Weekend Envelopes $663.00; Loose; $186.00 Improvement Fund $95.00; Organ Repair $632.58

Total:  $1,576.58

March 23, 2014 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again.” John 4:13

Jesus reminds us that material things, even something as basic as water, can never satisfy us for long. When we build our lives around material possessions we always want more. True satisfaction only comes when we follow Jesus.

We would like to welcome our visitors who are here for the first time. You are always welcome to the historic Church of St. John Nepomuk.  There has been a Catholic Church at the corner of 11th and Lafayette since 1855.  If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to have you as a member.  To register, call our rectory M-F from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Our Organ:  The repair fund is now up to $1,830.23!  Thanks to everyone who has generously contributed.  You can still do your part by using the plain envelopes in the pews.  Please write “organ repair” on the envelope.

The Light is on for you:  Again this year the Archdiocese will be offering multiple opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation from March 21-April 5.  Here in the South City Deanery, fifteen of our neighboring parishes will be hosting special reconciliation times.  There is a list of dates and times at each entrance to the Chapel or you can find the list at: http://archstl.org/laityandfamilylife/page/reconciliation-schedule.

There will be a second collection next weekend for Catholic Relief Services.

STL250 is the ongoing celebration of our city’s 250th anniversary.  Their web site, stl250.org, includes a calendar of events for 2014.  One of the events for May is our crowning of the Infant of Prague.  Check it out! There’s an interactive map of how to get here and links to add the event to your calendar, send it to your friends, and to share it on social media.   Plus there are a lot of other neat things to do for each month.

Deacon Mike:  In today’s Gospel Jesus does two outrageous things.  Not only does He speak to a Samaritan, he speaks to a Samaritan woman!  This was unheard of in Jesus’ time.  John tells us that this simple act led to the conversion of many of the Samaritans.

Because our faith is so personal, we’re often inclined to look inward rather than outward.  But Jesus tells us to “love one another as I have loved you.”              He told us that loving God and our neighbor is the greatest commandment.  Granted, some people are more loveable than others.              But it doesn’t take much effort on our part to love the loveable.  Anybody can do that!  When we can love the not so loveable then we’ve really accomplished something.

For the remaining weeks of Lent, maybe focusing on spreading the love would be a good way to grow in our faith.           

                                    Have a Blessed Lent!

 

 

 

 

2nd Sunday of Lent

St. John Nepomuk Chapel

1625 South 11th Street     Saint Louis, MO 63104

http://sjnstl.org

https://www.facebook.com/SaintJohnNepomuk

 

Deacon Mike Buckley, Director                                                                     Confessions ½ hour before Mass

Sunday Mass  9:30 a.m.                                                                        Saturday Mass for Sunday 4:30 p.m.

           Phone Rectory: 231-0141

Rectory Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

New members of the community: Please register at the Rectory

MASS INTENTIONS            CELEBRANT  
Saturday, March 15 Joseph & Emma Urban Father John Keenoy
Sunday, March 16 Likda Burian Father John Keenoy
Saturday, March 22 John Brush Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, March 23 Bill Korpecki Father Paul Rothschild

 

Stewardship of Treasure:  Last Weekend Envelopes $1,262.00; Loose; $517.00 Black and Indian Missions $70.00; Organ Repair $275.65; Other $125.00

Total:  $2,249.65

March 16, 2014 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

“Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1

God calls all of us to leave behind our old ways and to follow Him, placing our complete trust in Him. Some of the old ways that we may have to struggle to leave behind might be materialism, selfishness and greed. Yet God promises to show us a new land, a better place than the rat race we often live in now.

We would like to welcome our visitors who are here for the first time. You are always welcome to the historic Church of St. John Nepomuk.  There has been a Catholic Church at the corner of 11th and Lafayette since 1855.  If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to have you as a member.  To register, call our rectory M-F from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Our Organ: Wow!  We are up to $1,197.65  towards the $3,500 we need to repair the organ.  Thank you so much for your generosity!  For those who missed it, you may send your contribution to the rectory, or use one of the plain envelopes in the pews.  Please include your name and the words “organ collection.”

The Light is on for you:  Again this year the Archdiocese will be offering multiple opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation from March 21-April 5.  Here in the South City Deanery, fifteen of our neighboring parishes will be hosting special reconciliation times.  There is a list of dates and times at each entrance to the Chapel or you can find the list at: http://archstl.org/laityandfamilylife/page/reconciliation-schedule.

Many of our neighboring parishes have Friday fish fries during Lent.  Please help them out by attending whenever and wherever you can.  Besides, you’ll enjoy some fine food, especially here in South Saint Louis.

Deacon Mike:  As we continue in this season of Lent, I’d like to remind you to pray for our brothers and sisters who have fallen away from the Church.  We used to look at “evangelization” as finding people to convert.  Today the Church’s emphasis is on “the new evangelization.”  That means bringing non-practicing Catholics back into the fold.  Personally I don’t understand how anyone could give up the sacraments, but obviously thousands have.  Maybe all they need is for us to remind them of what they’re missing.  Or maybe they’re wondering why no one has noticed that they’re gone and are just waiting for someone to invite them back.

As Catholics, Jesus is calling us to look outside the church walls.  We’re not a private club.  We’re a community that’s open to everyone.  Lent is a perfect time to invite them back.  If we found a great new restaurant, we’d want to share it with everyone we know.  What we have here at Saint John’s is heavenly food, the Body and Blood of Christ Himself.  Let’s be unselfish and share this great gift with our separated brethren.

“Woe to me if I do not proclaim the Gospel” (1 Cor 9:16).

                                   

                                    Have a Blessed Lent!

 

 

 

 

1st Sunday of Lent

St. John Nepomuk Chapel

1625 South 11th Street     Saint Louis, MO 63104

http://sjnstl.org

https://www.facebook.com/SaintJohnNepomuk

 

Deacon Mike Buckley, Director                                                                     Confessions ½ hour before Mass

Sunday Mass  9:30 a.m.                                                                        Saturday Mass for Sunday 4:30 p.m.

           Phone Rectory: 231-0141

Rectory Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

New members of the community: Please register at the Rectory

MASS INTENTIONS            CELEBRANT  
Saturday, March 8 Robert Staat & Lillian Valencia Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, March 9 Likda Burian Father John Mayer
Saturday, March 15 Draper Bickham  Father John Keenoy
Sunday, March 16 Joseph & Emma Urban  Father John Keenoy

 

March 9, 2014 – 1st Sunday of Lent

“It is written: The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.” Matthew 4:10

Tempted between the riches and power of this world and service to God, Jesus chose service to His Father. If we wish to truly follow Jesus, we, too, must decide to turn away from power and riches and put God at the center of our lives.

We would like to welcome our visitors who are here for the first time. You are always welcome to the historic Church of St. John Nepomuk.  There has been a Catholic Church at the corner of 11th and Lafayette since 1855.  If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to have you as a member.  To register, call our rectory M-F from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Our Organ: Wow!  After our collection two weeks ago, we have more than $1,000 towards the $3,500 we need to repair the organ.  Thank you so much for your generosity!  For those who missed it, you may send your contribution to the rectory, or use one of the plain envelopes in the pews.  Please include your name and the words “organ collection.”

Quilt-of-the-Month winner for February, our final drawing, is Bob Mertz.  Congratulations, Bob! This weekend there will be a second collection for black and Indian missions.

Father John Horn, President of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary sent us a nice letter thanking us for our donation of $680.00 for the Christmas Seminary Collection.  God’s generosity can never be outdone!

The Light is on for you:  Again this year the Archdiocese will be offering multiple opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation from March 21-April 5.  Here in the South City Deanery, fifteen of our neighboring parishes will be hosting special reconciliation times.  There is a list of dates and times at each entrance to the Chapel or you can find the list at: http://archstl.org/laityandfamilylife/page/reconciliation-schedule.

Lenten Regulations:  Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence for all Catholics over the age of 14.  (That means no meat.)  We are also to fast on those two days, if we’re between 18 and 59.  (One full meal and two small meals.)  If there is a serious health problem, these obligations don’t apply.

Many of our neighboring parishes have Friday fish fries during Lent.  Please help them out by attending whenever and wherever you can.  Besides, you’ll enjoy some fine food, especially here in South Saint Louis.

Deacon Mike:  Welcome to Lent!  It’s one of my favorite times of the year.  (See fish fries above.)  But seriously, it’s a time to clean house spiritually.  It’s a time to focus on what we’re doing right and to get away from what we’re doing wrong.  As author Matthew Kelley says, “Lord, what can I do today to become a better version of myself?”

One of the best things we can do, during Lent or at any time of the year, is to help someone else get to know Jesus.  It’s no secret that thousands of our neighbors here in Saint Louis are fallen-away Catholics.  Imagine what we could accomplish if each one of us could get just one of them back!  As part of our Lenten observance let’s each make it our goal to get one person to come back to church, even if just for one mass.  If we can get them here, then it’s up to the Holy Spirit to go to work (with our help and encouragement).

It might be a family member or a friend or a co-worker, but we all know someone who wants to come back  but for one reason or another, they’re hesitant.  Maybe all they’re waiting for is for someone to invite them.  Along the same line, if you see a stranger in church, please go out of your way to make them feel welcome.  We’re called to be an evangelizing church.  Let’s do it!

                                    Have a Blessed Lent!

 

 

 

 

8th Sunday of Ordinary Time

St. John Nepomuk Chapel

1625 South 11th Street     Saint Louis, MO 63104

http://sjnstl.org

https://www.facebook.com/SaintJohnNepomuk

 

Deacon Mike Buckley, Director                                                                     Confessions ½ hour before Mass

Sunday Mass  9:30 a.m.                                                                        Saturday Mass for Sunday 4:30 p.m.

           Phone Rectory: 231-0141

Rectory Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

New members of the community: Please register at the Rectory

MASS INTENTIONS            CELEBRANT  
Saturday, March 1 NO MASS ——————————-
Sunday, March 2 Joseph & Emma Urban Father Paul Rothschild
Wednesday, Mar 5 Monsignor John Ronquest Friar Ed Mundwiller
Saturday, March 8 Robert Staat & Lillian Valencia Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, March 9 Likda Burian TBA

 

Stewardship of Treasure:  Last Weekend:  Envelopes $1,355.00; Loose $530.00; Organ Repair Fund $1,022.00.  Other $35.00  Total:  $2,947.00

March 2, 2014 – 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (material wealth).” Matthew 6:24

Do you have other “gods” in your life (job, money, power, ego, possessions)? Do you put them before the Lord? A stewardship lifestyle means putting God first, in all things! It means living stewardship 7 days a weeks, 24 hours a day and not just the time that I go to Church or participate in my parish ministry. It means re-prioritizing and putting God first.

We would like to welcome our visitors who are here for the first time. You are always welcome to the historic Church of St. John Nepomuk.  There has been a Catholic Church at the corner of 11th and Lafayette since 1855.  If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to have you as a member.  To register, call our rectory M-F from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

CHARITY OUTREACH FEBRUARY:  Many thanks to everyone who supported this collection.

Our Organ: Wow!  After last weekend’s collection, we have more than $1,000 towards the $3,500 we need to repair the organ.  Thank you so much for your generosity!  For those who missed it, we will repeat the second collection today, or if you’d like, you may send your contribution to the rectory.

Pictures, we need pictures.   For our 160 anniversary, we’d like to display pictures of past events.  We have some, but if you have any old photos of our Chapel, especially with people you can identify, please bring them to us.  We’ll duplicate them and give you the originals back.  We’d like to make this a permanent exhibit.  Any questions, call Sue or Deacon Mike at the rectory.

Our annual picnic will be held on Sunday, June 22.  More details later.

Ash Wednesday is March 5.  There will be mass and distribution of ashes at 9:30 a.m.  There will also be a collection for the Church in Central and Western Europe.

Next weekend there will be a second collection for black and Indian missions.

The Light is on for you:  Again this year the Archdiocese will be offering multiple opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation from March 21-April 5.  Here in the South City Deanery, fifteen of our neighboring parishes will be hosting special reconciliation times.  Watch for a list of times and places in an upcoming bulletin and on the bulletin boards at the entrances to the Chapel.

Deacon Mike:  We’re short of space again this weekend so I’ll be brief.  This has been a rough winter for many of us.  The cold and snow/ice have been quite a challenge.  It costs at least $500 each time we have our parking lot cleared and we’ve bought over 600 pounds of salt (over $200.00).  Meanwhile the weather, and the Mardi Gras parade have hurt our weekly attendance.  And it’s still three weeks until spring.  Sadly, our expenses keep piling up whether we have five people at mass or five hundred.  Please keep your weekly contribution coming, even when you can’t make it to mass.  As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Have a Blessed Week!

 

 

 

 

7th Sunday of Ordinary Time

St. John Nepomuk Chapel

1625 South 11th Street     Saint Louis, MO 63104

http://sjnstl.org

https://www.facebook.com/SaintJohnNepomuk

 

Deacon Mike Buckley, Director                                                                     Confessions ½ hour before Mass

Sunday Mass  9:30 a.m.                                                                        Saturday Mass for Sunday 4:30 p.m.

Phone Rectory: 231-0141

Rectory Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

New members of the community: Please register at the Rectory

MASS INTENTIONS          CELEBRANT
Saturday,  February 22 Steve Jrabek Father John Mayer
Sunday,  February 23 Paul Armbruster Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, March 1 No Mass, Mardi Gras ——————————-
Sunday, March 2 Joseph & Emma Urban Father Paul Rothschild

 

Stewardship of Treasure:  Last Weekend:  Envelopes $940.00; Loose $356.00; Other $155.00  Total:  $1,461.00

February 23, 2014 – 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” Matthew 5:44

Love your enemies, easier said than done, no doubt. But, remember, the foundation of stewardship is prayer. When we are in close communication with God, it opens our heart and it turns our attention away from “me” and moves it towards God and others. It allows us to have a little more empathy for “our enemy”. When we pray for others, even “our enemies”, maybe it softens their hearts as well.

We would like to welcome our visitors who are here for the first time. You are always welcome to the historic Church of St. John Nepomuk.  There has been a Catholic Church at the corner of 11th and Lafayette since 1855.  If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to have you as a member.  To register, call our rectory M-F from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

CHARITY OUTREACH FEBRUARY:  During the month of February we will again be collecting non-perishable canned goods for the St. Vincent dePaul’s Food Pantry.  All can-goods are welcome and a wish-list-of-items-in-short-supply is available at the doors of the Chapel.  As an added benefit, our collection will contribute to the Spring Campaign to Fight Hunger, so every donation has the chance of being increased by the Feinstein Foundation. Collection baskets will be available at the side alter throughout the month.  The final day for donations will be March 3rd.

Our Organ: The second collection this weekend is for restoration of our organ.  This beautiful instrument is as much a part of our chapel as the statues and the stained glass windows.  We need $3,500 to make it work properly.

Hospitality Sunday will be next Sunday after 9:30 mass.  Pastries and coffee will be served in the hall.

Pictures, we need pictures.   For our 160 anniversary, we’d like to display pictures of past events.  We have some, but if you have any old photos of our Chapel, especially with people you can identify, please bring them to us.  We’ll duplicate them and give you the originals back.  We’d like to make this a permanent exhibit.  Any questions, call Sue or Deacon Mike at the rectory.

Our annual picnic will be held on Sunday, June 22.  More details later.

Mardi Gras:  There will be no mass next Saturday as Lafayette will be blocked off at Tucker.

Ash Wednesday is March 5.  There will be mass and distribution of ashes at 9:30 a.m.  There will also be a collection for the Church in Central and Western Europe.

Deacon Mike:  There’s an old Irish blessing that kind of goes with the message above.  It goes like this:

May those that love us, love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping.

Have a Blessed Week!

 

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