Ethical Trade Show and Sale

Come join us after all the Masses the weekend of March 9-10 for a sale of items made by our brothers and sisters throughout the world, using "Ethical Trade", i.e., using just working conditions and wages. Items such as handcrafted jewelry, clothing, sculptures, and  wonderful coffee and delicious chocolate will be available for sale.

St. Patrick Dinner Dance, 3/16/19

Join us for OUR ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DINNER DANCE at our very own Family Life Center on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Tickets are $35 each
 
Enjoy Authentic Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Shepherd’s Pie, Beer, Irish Coffee, Trivia, Music by DJ Les, dancing and lots of fun!
 
Reserve your seat or a whole table! Tickets on Sale after all weekend Masses starting this weekend!
 
For more information please Call: Cynthia Russo at 919-1611, Brenda Foglia at 332-6085 or Marianne Doughney 561-704-8010

 

 

Ash Wednesday, March 6 (Schedule)

Ash Wednesday, March 6: the beginning of Lent

Ashes will be distributed at the following Masses: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 7:00 pm.

Additionally, Ashes will be distributed at a Prayer Service at 12 Noon.

 

On the Fridays of Lent, beginning Friday, March 8:

6:00 pm: Bread and Soup Supper (free-will offering for the poor)

7:00 pm: Stations of the Cross (in Church)

Pilgrimage to Italy with Matthew Leonard

A special Pilgrimage to Italy with Matthew Leonard has been planned, from March 18-25, 2019. Included will be visits to Rome, including a Papal Audience, Orvieto and Assisi, Gubbio, LaVerna, with optional extension tours to Florence and Venice. Matthew has graciously invited our parish and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish to join him. 

Click HERE for more details and please contact Father Ulto with any questions. Click image below to see Matthew Leonard discuss the Pilgrimage:

 
 

Ash Wednesday: what's it about?.

Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer, 46 days before Easter Sunday.

Ashes on forehand

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." Writings from the Second-century Church refer to the wearing of ashes as a sign of penance.

Priests administer ashes during Mass and all are invited to accept the ashes as a visible symbol of penance. Even non-Christians and the excommunicated are welcome to receive the ashes. The ashes are made from blessed palm branches, taken from the previous year's palm Sunday Mass.

Priest applying ashes

It is not required that a person wear the ashes for the rest of the day, and they may be washed off after Mass. However, many people keep the ashes as a reminder until the evening.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.

The Ashes

The ashes are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. The ashes are christened with Holy Water and are scented by exposure to incense. While the ashes symbolize penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and merciful to those who call on Him with repentant hearts. His Divine mercy is of utmost importance during the season of Lent, and the Church calls on us to seek that mercy during the entire Lenten season with reflection, prayer and penance.