February 12, 2023

Sexagesima Sunday

Second Collection Schedule Change: Beginning next Sunday, February 19th, the second collection on the third Sunday of each month will temporarily be taken to help with expenses for the Consoling Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to establish a foundation here. Thank you for your continued generosity.

Men’s Marian Retreat starts Wednesday. Please keep silence on the retreat grounds this week. Please keep the retreatants in your prayers.

Holy Hour for Mothers: Please join us on Friday, February 17th from 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the church as we spend an hour with Our Lord praying for parish vocations and the intentions of our families. All mothers are welcome!

Shrove Tuesday Parish Event: Join us on Tuesday, February 21st for a Holy Hour from 5:30 PM – 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. Volunteers are needed to bring food and help serve. Please sign up at: bit.ly/OLST23. 

Ash Wednesday, February 22nd is a day of Fast (for those ages 18 - 60) and Abstinence (for those over age 7). 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.

Parish Lenten Recollection: All parishioners are invited to a Lenten Recollection on Sunday, February 26th from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Raffle for Altar Servers: The Holy Name Society is continuing to sell tickets for a fundraiser raffle to purchase new cassocks for our altar boys. The drawing will take place on Sunday, February 26th after the 8:30 AM High Mass. Tickets are $20. The grand prize is $1,000; second place prize is $250. If you haven’t purchased a ticket and would like to, tickets are sold after each Mass in Boyle Hall, or call/text Joe McCarthy (301-351-5070).

The Third Banns of Marriage are announced for Mr. Cole Dooley of Fort Hood, TX and Miss Gabrielle Whittaker of Phoenix, AZ, who plan to be married on February 18, 2023. Any persons knowing of any impediment to this union are obliged in conscience to notify the pastor as soon as possible.

Arizona for Life March and Rally will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Capital. For more information, visit: https://AZ.MarchForLife.org or contact Alan Aversa at [email protected].

The Annual Parish Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Donations of usable items are needed and may be brought to the parish hall beginning February 26th. Please text/call Rena Violette (386-697-3804) if you can help sort items any time February 27th – March 3rd or to sell items on March 4th. 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. Thank you for your continued support!

Sunday Brunch for the Priory: Volunteers are needed for Sundays in March and April, to prepare brunch for our Priests and Religious. We ask for one person/family per weekend, so the more who volunteer, the fewer meals everyone cooks. For more details and to sign up, please visit https://takethemameal.com/PDCI7397. Thank you to all who help feed our Priory!

Before you file your taxes: Please consider making a dollar-for-dollar tax credit donation to Our Lady of Sorrows Academy. Regardless of whether you expect an Arizona state refund or owe a payment when filing your taxes, you can contribute to benefit the Academy. This costs you nothing more than your ordinary state taxes! Please see the new brochure available in the vestibule for details, or visit: https://ourladyofsorrows-academy.com/en/az-tax-credit.