From the Pastor's Desk

Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.

Lent 2011 - Love That Beckons!

The Season of Lent has begun and our theme “Love that Beckons” gives us the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of this Season of Springtime and New Life.  We are providing you with many spiritual aides to help make this season one that can touch your heart and change your life.

  • Colored Prayer Cards: 
  • Cross in Your Pocket:
  • Reachout out to our Shut-ins:
  • Spiritual Readings:  For children:  “An Activity Book for Lent.”  Use one or all of them and celebrate a spiritual Lent.
  • Stations of the Cross:  will be prayed the Fridays of Lent at 12 noon alternating churches – March 11(Holy Name), March 18 (St. Joseph), March 25 (Holy Name), April 1 (St. Joseph), April 8 (Holy Name), April 15 (St. Joseph).
  • Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation:  To be held after all the Masses on the weekend of April 9 & 10.  We will celebrate communally in a guilt free, non-judgmental way.  The same as we did for Advent this past year.
  • Reachout to the Needy:   Help, Our, Own.  Drop your donation in the collection or mail to the rectory to help feed our parishioners and realize that the new life of Easter comes also through the kindness of strangers.
  • Coin Collection: Begin saving your coins for the offering for the poor at our Holy Thursday Ministry of Service.
  • Pierogies – ALL LENT LONG:  “Gosia’s” pierogies will be available all during the season of Lent for $6.00 a dozen. We have potato/cheese and sweet cabbage available. You may stop at the Holy Name Rectory during the week.
  • Memorial Easter Flowers:  make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one until Easter.  Use your collection envelope be sure to include your name.  A memorial listing will be published after Easter.