February 27, 2022

Quinquagesima Sunday

Shrove Tuesday Parish Event: On Tuesday, March 1st we will have a Holy Hour from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in reparation for the sins committed during Carnival and in preparation for Lent, followed by dessert crepes and waffles, a bonfire, and socializing. Please join us!

Ash Wednesday, March 2nd is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Mass times will be at 5:45 AM, 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM and 6:30 PM. The 8:30 AM Academy Mass will be a High Mass. Ashes will be distributed at each Mass on Ash Wednesday and after each Mass on Sunday, March 6th for those not able to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday.

Baseball Game: All parishioners are invited to the Academy’s first home game of the season, Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30 PM.

All Day Adoration on Friday, March 4th begins after 8:30 AM Sung Mass and ends with Rosary and Benediction at 5:45 PM. Sign-up sheet is in the vestibule. Please be sure all time slots are filled to give correct veneration to Our Lord. “Can you not watch one hour with Me?”  First Friday Mass follows Benediction at 6:30 PM.

Please come support our Annual Parish Yard Sale to be held this Saturday, March 5th from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Boyle Hall. Proceeds from the yard sale will go to the Building Fund, and all items not sold will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Charity.

The Simeon and Anna Sodality (Nunc Dimittis, 50 +) will meet Saturday, March 5th after the 8:30 AM Mass. We will meet in the Retreat Chapel to pray the Seven Sorrows devotions and prayers for the book intentions, followed by a short meeting in the Retreat Conference Room.

Parish Lenten Recollection: All parishioners are invited to a Lenten Recollection on Sunday, March 6th from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Militia Immaculatae Engagements will take place on Friday, March 25th, the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Preparation materials can be found on the MI table in the vestibule.

Funeral Pre-Planning Seminar: Are your affairs in order? We invite you to attend a free funeral pre-planning seminar on Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 AM in the Performing Arts Center. Information will be provided by Dignity Memorial. Please RSVP to Matt Wilhelm (623-979-7111) or Julie Bell (602-502-7706).

Academy Auction: Save the date for this year’s silent auction, to be held Sunday, March 20th on the church grounds from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. We invite all parishioners to come socialize, bid on some fabulous items, enjoy light refreshments, and support our parish school. If you would like to make a donation to the auction, please contact the Academy office at 602-305-7183.

Church Cleaning Assistance: Many volunteers are currently needed to help with church cleaning. The only requirement is to be able to clean one area of the church once a month, according to your schedule. Please make a small sacrifice to keep God’s house clean and beautiful! Sign up in the vestibule to be contacted with further information.

Sunday Brunch for the Priory: Volunteers are needed to prepare Sunday Brunch for the Priory. Please show your appreciation to our Priests and Religious by cooking one meal for them! We ask for one person/family per weekend, so the more who volunteer, the fewer meals everyone cooks. New dates are available to cook meals through the end of June. Please visit https://takethemameal.com/PDCI7397 for details and to sign up. Thank you to all who help feed our Priory!

40 Days for Life Lenten campaign is March 2 – April 10, 2022. Come protect mothers and children by praying and fasting for an end to abortion! Parish vigils will be held Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 AM at 1331 N. 7th Street, Phoenix. Sign up for an hour or more: https://40daysforlife.com/phoenix. Parish contact: Alan Aversa ([email protected]).