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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Celebrating "103" YEARS


March 24, 2016

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March 12, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 13, 2016)

THE LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS OF PASSION SUNDAY AND EASTER

Palm Sunday Masses:
Saint Anthony Church
Saturday at 5:30 PM – Vigil Mass
Sunday at 8 AM and 12 Noon
Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday at 4 PM – Vigil Mass
Sunday at 10 AM
Saint Edward Church
Sunday at 9 AM (English)
11:30 AM (Spanish)
The Saint Anthony Passion Players will participate during the Liturgy of the Word as they do annually during the Saint Anthony Masses, the Vigil at the Church of the Presentation and the Good Friday Liturgy at Saint Edward Church.
Pascal Triduum:
Holy Thursday: No Morning Mass;
7:30 PM – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Church of the Presentation followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10 PM
Good Friday: No Morning Mass
9 AM – Walk for Hunger at St. Anthony Church
3 PM – Way of the Cross at St. Anthony Church
7:30 PM – Passion Liturgy at Saint Edward Church Saint Anthony Church
Holy Saturday / Easter Vigil: 7:30 PM
Easter Sunday: 8 AM and 12 Noon Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Easter Sunday: 10 AM

March 13 Announced Masses:

SATURDAY March 19 – Palm Sunday Vigil
4:00 PM 4th Anniv – Domenic A. Izzi, Jr. by the Family
SUNDAY March 20 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
10:00 AM Mem – Elaine and Bob Lyon by Daughter, JoAnn

March 6 Sacrificial Giving Report:

Budgets $ 4,176.75 from 172 envelopes
Includes mail ins of $ 674.00
Donations for the Poor: $ 232.00

February 28 Sacrificial Giving Report:

Budgets $ 4,052.75 from 199 envelopes
Includes mail ins of $ 835.00
Donations for the Poor: $ 177.00

February 27, 2016

Third Sunday Of Lent (February 28th, 2016)

“The Lord is kind and merciful” Psalm 103

This weekend’s Gospel from John tells the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. Here is what Pope Francis had to say about this reading during the Angelus for the Third Sunday of Lent: T oday’s Gospel presents Jesus’s encounter with the Samaritan woman in Sicar, near an old well where the woman went to draw water daily. That day, she found Jesus seated, “wearied as he was with his journey.” He immediately says to her: “Give me a drink.” In this way he overcomes the barriers of hostility that existed between Jews and Samaritans and breaks the mold of prejudice against women. This simple request from Jesus is the start of a frank dialogue, through which he enters with great delicacy into the interior world of a person to whom, according to social norms, he should not have spoken. But Jesus does! Jesus is not afraid. When Jesus sees a person he goes ahead, because he loves. He loves us all. He never hesitates before a person out of prejudice. Jesus sets her own situation before her, not by judging her but by making her feel worthy, acknowledged, and thus arousing in her the desire to go beyond the daily routine. Jesus’ thirst was not so much for water, but for the encounter with a parched soul. Jesus needed to encounter the Samaritan woman in order to open her heart: He asks for a drink so as to bring to light her own thirst. The woman is moved by this encounter: She asks Jesus several profound questions that we all carry within but often ignore. We, too, have many questions to ask, but we don’t have the courage to ask Jesus! Lent, dear brothers and sisters, is the opportune time to look within ourselves, to understand our truest spiritual needs, and to ask the Lord’s help in prayer. The example of the Samaritan woman invites us to exclaim: “Jesus, give me a drink that will quench my thirst forever.”

CHOIR NEWS

The Choir members will be singing at the 5:15 PM Mass each Saturday at Saint Anthony Church and the 10 AM Mass each Sunday at the Church of the Presentation. In addition, if you are interested in becoming a part of our choir, please join us for rehearsal which is held each Thursday evening at 7 PM in Saint Anthony Church. Choir rehearsals allow us to prepare the music for upcoming liturgies . Also, we are compiling a master list of all choir members and their contact information, since one does not currently exist. New members are always welcome!
DEANERY

February 28th Announced Masses:

SATURDAY February 27
4:00 PM Mem – Francesco and Teresa Longo by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stabile
SUNDAY February 28 10:00 AM
1st Anniv – Anthony Lisi by Wife and Family
15th Anniv / Birth Rem – Gilbert J. Plante by Daughter, Deborah Imondi
9th Anniv – Dr. John Parrillo by Wife and Family
SATURDAY March 5
4:00 PM 14th Anniv – Claudia Breggia by the Family
SUNDAY March 6
10:00 AM Birth Rem – Frank Scaramuzzi, Sr. by Family
Mem – Delia and Michael Pascone

February 21st Announced Masses:

SATURDAY February 20
4:00 PM 1st Anniv – Anthony Lisi by Bouffard Council Knights of Columbus
SUNDAY February 21
10:00 AM 1st Anniv – Bob Nassef by Ed Votta
SATURDAY February 27
4:00 PM Mem – Francesco and Teresa Longo by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stabile
SUNDAY February 28 10:00 AM
1st Anniv – Anthony Lisi by Wife and Family
15th Anniv / Birth Rem – Gilbert J. Plante by Daughter, Deborah Imondi
9th Anniv – Dr. John Parrillo by Wife and Family

February 21st Sacrificial Giving Report:

Budgets $ 3,706.50 from 154 envelopes
Includes mail ins of $ 598.00
Donations for the Poor: $ 390.00

February 14th Sacrificial Giving Report:

Budgets $ 3,180.00 from 149 envelopes
Includes mail ins of $ 526.00
Donations for the Poor: $ 204.00

February 13, 2016

First Sunday Of Lent (February 14th, 2016)

“Be With Me Lord”

Lenten Fast and Abstinence Regulations

With the season of Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, all members of the Catholic faithful should be aware of the following:

Abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent (for those 14 and older) is required by Church law. Additionally, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday are fast days; those between the ages of 18 and 59 should eat less; that is taking no solid food between meals and only one full meal that day. Serious health conditions excuse a person from these requirements.

Pastors and parents are encouraged by the law of the Church to see to it that minors who are not bound by the law of fast and abstinence are educated nonetheless in an authentic sense of penance.

Following the implementation of the revised Code of Canon Law on November 27, 1983, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in the United States determined that the rules of fast and abstinence which have existed for the last several years in this country be maintained. Namely, that the faithful observe suitable penitential practices on all Fridays throughout the year. These penitential practices need not include abstaining from meat. However as indicated above, the faithful must not eat meat on all the Fridays of Lent as well as on Ash Wednesday. They must also observe faithfully the fast regulations as they have been stated above in accord with the universal law of the Church. (Cf. Code of Canon Law, Canons)

February 14th Announced Masses:

SATURDAY February 13
4:00 PM 10th Anniv – Mary Murphy by Daughter
SUNDAY February 14
10:00 AM 1st Anniv – Virginia Lombardi
5th Anniv – Albert Lombardi by the Family
1st Anniv – Ron Volpe by the Family
SATURDAY February 20
4:00 PM 1st Anniv – Anthony Lisi by Bouffard Council Knights of Columbus
SUNDAY February 21
10:00 AM 1st Anniv – Bob Nassef by Ed Votta

February 7th Sacrificial Giving Report:

Budgets $ 6,744.75 from 165 envelopes
Includes mail ins of $ 3,037.00
Donations for the Poor: $ 220.00

February 6, 2016

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 7, 2016)

February 7th Announced Masses:

SATURDAY February 6
4:00 PM Mem – Gilbert D. Michalewicz by Betty Bisci and Theresa Sutcliffe
SUNDAY February 7
10:00 AM Mem – Hugo and Vera Volpe by the Family
WEDNESDAY February 10 - ASH WEDNESDAY 7:00 PM Mass with Distribution of Ashes
SATURDAY February 13
4:00 PM 10th Anniv – Mary Murphy by Daughter
SUNDAY February 14
10:00 AM 1st Anniv – Virginia Lombardi
5th Anniv – Albert Lombardi by the Family
1st Anniv – Ron Volpe by the Family

January 31st Sacrificial Giving Report:

Budgets $ 4,399.75 from 187 envelopes
Includes mail ins of $ 832.00
Donations for the Poor: $ 232.00