The Lenten obligation as determined for Catholics in the United States by our bishops, requires that all persons who are 14 years of age and older are bound to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015 on all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday. Further, all persons 18 to 59 are bound to fast by limiting themselves to a single full meal on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday, while the other 2 meals on those days are to be light.
All of the faithful are encouraged, when possible, to participate at Mass and to receive the Holy Eucharist daily, to celebrate frequently the Sacrament of Penance, to undertake spiritual reading, especially the study of the Sacred Scriptures, and to participate in parish Lenten devotions. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is especially recommended.
All are encouraged to participate in Operation Rice Bowl which has aided countless hungry persons here in the Archdiocese as well as throughout our nation and our world.
Miraculous Medal Prayers and Benediction at 6:30p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.
Each Tuesday during Lent all parishioners are invited to participate in the
Stations of the Cross, right after Benediction at 7:00 p.m.
We ask parish groups and organizations to participate in leading the stations. such as being a reader or candlebearer.
The following is the schedule:
Tuesday, February 24th - Knights of Columbus and the Women's Club
Tuesday, March 3rd - Bible Studies and Prayer Groups
Tuesday, March 10th - Liturgical Ministers
Tuesday, March 17th - CYO, Home & School, and Families in Action
Tuesday, March 24th PREP & SMYLE (note stations are at 4:45 and 7:00 p.m. - Benediction will be at 4:00 p.m. this day.)
Tuesday, March 31st. - Choirs
CONFESSIONS WILL FOLLOW STATIONS (approx 7:30 p.m)
MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
Additional Priest will be available.
_ Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
_ Passion of the Lord, Good Friday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m.
_ Easter Vigil, Holy Saturday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 5th
7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 noon
Mass in the Multi-Purpose Room – 10:45 a.m.
As part of our Catholic commitment to safe environments, the Archdiocese recently updated its policies and training curriculum for mandated reports of child abuse and neglect. These new policies reflect the Church's commitment to always do more, as well as a new Pennsylvania laws that go into effect on December 31,2014. All parish volunteers who have contact with children are mandated reporters.
Our parish volunteers who work with children will be informed about their responsibilities and how to properly report child abuse to ChildLine, PA's 24-hour child abuse reporting hotline. If you have any questions call Lori Miller @ 610-399-6936. Information is also available at www.childyouthprotection.org.
Msgr. Carroll reiterates the commitment of the parish and the Archdiocese to the prevention of abuse and supports those efforts by providing contacts and resources for additional information and refernce.