From the Pastor's Desk

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

The Season of Lent

There are many ways you can participate in the Season of Lent this year, both spiritually and in our community. Please consider taking advantage of these opportunities to make a difference in your life and the life of someone else.

Spiritual Participation:

Colored Prayer Cards:  Each week, you will be able to take home a colored “meditation card” to help make the week meaningful and be able to reflect on what we do in church, at home or the workplace.

Spiritual Readings:  For adults, we have “The Word Among Us,” “Little Black Books,” and “Let Jesus Lead the Way” (daily reflections and meditations.  For children:  “Little Purple Books

Celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick:  We will celebrate this healing sacrament at all the weekend Masses on March 14/15.  This sacrament is for anyone with a mental, physical or spiritual illness.

Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation:  To be celebrated after all the weekend Masses onMarch 21/22.  We will celebrate communally  in a guilt free, non-judgmental way.  Fr. Tom Dansak will be here to help.  Anyone wishing a private confession should call Fr. Tom.

Outreach Participation:

Reachout to our shut-ins:  Around the church you will find a listing of all of our shut-ins (nursing home, personal care homes, assisted living, and home centered elderly residents.)  Write them a card or note during Lent/Easter.  Help make them feel connected to our parish and to know that they are not forgotten.

Feed the Hungry (with dignity & ease):  Instead of bringing food, we are asking for food gift cards.  Those who receive can get what they need.  Everyone young and old can participate.  Drop in the collection or mail to the rectory. If you want to make a monetary donation, do the same.  Mark the envelope “Feed the Hungry.”

Coin Collection: Save those coins to be offered on Holy Thursday for the needy and poor.