From the Pastor's Desk

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

Holy Week Begins!

The Season of Lent has ended and Palm Sunday and the Season of Holy Week begins. Let’s plan on making this the holiest and most spiritual week of the year by participating in our Holy Week celebrations.

Holy Thursday:

We will begin at 7:00 pm in Holy Name Church. There will be a coin offering for the poor and the needy.  Procession: We will have our annual outdoor procession up to St. Hedwig Church.  Bring a candle in an upside down plastic bottle to carry  in our prayerful candlelight procession.  If parents could provide safety lights or battery operated candles for the children to carry instead of candles, we can be on the safe side. For those who have trouble walking, meet us up at St. Hedwig for the closing ceremony.  This ceremony is a great teachable moment for children. St. Hedwig Church will remain open one half hour after the ceremony.

Good Friday:

The celebration of the Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross and Communion will begin at 12:00 noon in Holy Name Church.  The collection will be for the Holy Land.  Good Friday is a day of fast & abstinence.

Blessing of Easter Foods:

The Blessing of Easter Foods will take place on Saturday, April 4 – 12 noon – Holy Name Church.

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil:

5:00 pm [HN] Church, Easter Sunday:  9:00 am [SJ] Church,11:30 am [HN] Church.  The Easter Candle and New Water will be blessed at the 9:00 am Mass also.