Lent is a time of retreat in the real sense of that term: time of turning back, of turning away from that which is dangerous to our spiritual growth, a time of turning to the Lord. Lent is a time for the entire family to make a whole-hearted effort to be more attentive to one another and to the Lord.
A group of men from the parish will be selling homemade fried meatballs after all Masses in the gym March 22 and 23. The price is three meatballs for $2. Proceeds will help to purchase new equipment for the parish festival.
Our parish, led by our Confirmation candidates, once again will make Easter Baskets for the children at Thea Bowman Daycare Center. We ask you to donate any Easter candy that we can use to help fill the baskets, along with the candy purchased with the proceeds of the pizza fritta sale. Bring it to church and leave it in the first pew by the Jay Stret entrance. Candy is needed by Monday, March 24, at the latest.
This summer’s annual trip to Yankee Stadium will feature the Bronx Bombers playing their archrival Boston Red Sox on Sunday, June 29. The cost per ticket is $105, because we do not know at this time if it is a day or night game. The price includes bus and game tickets. Call Angela and Bob Ferdula at 733-4283. Tickets must be paid for at the time of reservation.
If you have palms left over from last year, please bring them to church with you before Ash Wednesday. Baskets have been provided.
Men of the parish are invited to attend the sixth annual Ignite 2014 Catholic Men’s Conference at Onondaga Community College Saturday, March 29. The theme is “Return to the Lord.” There will be distinguished guest speakers throughout the day. Conference begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. Bishop Robert Cunningham will be the celebrant at Mass. Register online at www.ignitecatholicmen.org