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                  "A Weekly Bulletin Note From the Pastor" March 18, 2018
      Lent is a traditional time Catholics are encouraged to be more charitable. A good charity to support is CATHOLIC CHARITIES. The next two Sundays are the official appeal weekends and our parish volunteers will be accepting donations after each Mass at the chapel entrance. If you have already contributed to Catholic Charities this year, thank you. If not yet, I encourage you to do so soon. This year Catholic Charities Drive is back to its regular schedule and it is NOT connected with the Upon This Rock drive. Basically, all Catholics are invited to contribute to both or either drive.
  All women are welcome to visit the newly forming Women's Breakfast and Prayer Group meeting monthly on Saturday, March 17, at 9:30 AM in Fr. Cotter Hall. It is not a parish ministry, but a regional one and all women are welcome to check it out.
       The parish Lenten Penance Service will be held this Monday, March 19, at 7:00 PM at church. Several priests will be hearing individual confessions. Those not able to come in the evening can come to regular Saturday confessions at 3:00 - 3:45 pm.
       There are still a few spaces left on the pilgrimage bus to the 7 Churches on Holy Thursday, March 29. Fill out the form on page 5 and return it to the parish office. Altar Servers under 18 go free, but they should have an assigned adult guardian to go with them.
       Holy Triduum is the most solemn of the year's liturgical celebrations. The schedule of this 3-day-long liturgy is listed below. I encourage everyone to participate in the major liturgies each day, and more if time allows.
        Fr. Matt


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