4th Sunday of Lent

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March 6, 2016

Coffee and Donuts – All are invited to the Social Hall today after the 8:00AM and 10:00AM Mass.3 for coffee and donuts.  Access through door via the side alley.

Annual Lenten Appeal – The Bishop’s Annual Lenten Appeal is underway. The pledge cards are in the back of the Church on the piano. There are blank cards available for those who do not have a printed card. Please fill out the pledge card and place it in the Collection basket or mail it to the Office. Our Diocesan Assessment this year is $10,000.  The community must cover this amount.  Anything in excess remains with Mater Dei.

Flowers for Easter – Please remember that an envelope for Easter Flowers is included with your weekly offering envelopes to help defray the cost of the Easter flowers.  Thanks for your generosity.

Laws of Fast and Abstinence – At the back of the church are the traditional and current laws of fast and abstinence.  Please take one.  Note that under the current laws of the Church, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence.  Additionally, every Friday in Lent is a day of Abstinence.

Stations of the Cross – Stations of the Cross will be said in the church every Friday during Lent.

  • 5:30pm – Mass
  • 6:15pm – Stations of the Cross
  • 6:45pm – Simple Adoration

Hand Missals For Sale – 1962 Daily Hand Missal are available for purchase in the church office for $60.  We will offer the Missal published in 2008 by Baronius Press in association with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

Sacramentals for Expectant Mothers – There are certain Sacramentals in the Roman Ritual through which we request God’s blessing that an expecting mother can have a safe delivery and also the grace of having her child baptized.  The priests would be happy to provide the following to any expecting lady at her request.  Please do not hesitate to ask.

 Blessing of Expectant Mother Can be given at any time during pregnancy.

 Candle in Honor of St. Raymond Nonnatus To be taken home and burned, and especially when the time of delivery approaches.

 St. Torellus Water Special Holy Water which can be sprinkled, used to bless oneself, drunk, or used in small amounts in cooking.