From Fr. Bill's Desk

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

 We are all grateful to God and to our church for giving us the season of Lent, a season of grace par excellence. During Lent we relive the spiritual dimension of the 40 years that the Chosen People spent in the wilderness, a time that prepared them to enter the Promised Land. We join in spirit our Lord Jesus and his 40 days in the desert, a time of inner preparation for the inauguration of the Kingdom of God. This Lent we invite you to participate in a wide assortment of opportunities for prayer and spiritual preparation.


  All-Day Confessions: Wednesday, April 17 (Wednesday of Holy Week). From 10a.m. to 9p.m. there will be at least one priest, (sometimes two or even three) available to hear confessions. 

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 Stations of the Cross/Evening Prayer: Starting at 7p.m. on the Friday evenings of Lent. Beginning Friday, March 8.

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This beautiful prayer may be prayed at any time; however, it is particularly 

efficacious when prayed just after receiving Holy Communion:

 

Soul of Christ, sanctify me

Body of Christ, save me 

Blood of Christ, inebriate me  

Water from Christ’s side, wash me

Passion of Christ, strengthen me 

O good Jesus, hear me 

Within Thy wounds hide me 

Suffer me not to be separated from Thee 

From the malicious enemy defend me 

In the hour of  my death call me  And bid me come unto Thee 

That I may praise Thee with Thy saints and with Thy angels  

Forever and ever,  Amen.


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SACRAMENTS

Please pray for the Grade 2 children who will receive the

 Sacrament of First Holy Communion:

St. Gabriel - Sunday, April 28 at 4p.m.

Sunday, May 5 at 4p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary - Sunday, May 26 at 4p.m.


These are very important times in the lives of the children and 

our prayers will help guide them through

 the reception of this most Holy Sacrament. 

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One Heart one Soul Capital Campaign

As we Kick off  our own  One Heart One Soul Campaign this Weekend, April 6 & 7, we invite you to take a look at the inspiration behind this great campaign!  Look for your letter in the mail!