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Sixth Friday in Lent

March 30, 2008 – Low Sunday.
Today is Quasimodo Sunday, also known as Low Sunday and Sunday in Albis (White). First Vespers of the Feast of the Annunciation and Benediction at 1:10 PM.

Monday: March 31st – The transferred Feast of the Annunciation.
High Mass at 11:25 AM, followed by Exposition and afternoon adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Vespers are sung at 2:30 PM. A Pro-Life Rosary and devotions will be prayed at 4:30 PM followed by Benediction and Low Mass at approximately 5:00 PM.

Tuesday: April 1st – The transferred Feast of St. Joseph.
High Mass at 11:25 AM, followed by the Opening of a Solemn Novena in honor of St. Joseph, for our needs, and the needs of Holy Mother Church.

First Friday
The intention for the All Night Adoration is: In honor of St. Joseph “friend of the Sacred Heart” for the needs of Holy Mother Church.
11:00 AM – Confessions
11:25 AM – High Mass & Benediction
5:15 PM – Rosary & Confessions
5:45 PM – Low Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Heart Novena.
Adoration Continues All Night
7:00 PM – Parish Potluck Supper
8:00 PM – Rosary Confraternity Holy Hour

First Saturday
Reparation Intention: For current blasphemous presentations, both in print and film, concerning the life of Our Lady and St. Joseph.
6:30 AM Low Mass, Confessions
7:10 AM Rosary & First Sat. Devotions
7:40 AM Benediction & Confessions
8:00 AM High Mass & Confessions

Next Sunday
Next Sunday is the First Sunday of the Month. The Blessing of Religious Articles follows all Masses. Our Special Second Collection is for: Our Seminary. At approximately 12:45 PM a delicious Spaghetti Dinner will be offered as a little fund raiser – $5/adults; $3/children; $20/family – followed at 2:00 PM by the Medieval mystery play The Judgement, presented by the students of St. Gertrude the Great School. Set your missal: April 6th. Easter II, Vidi Aquam sung instead of Asperges. Second collect Our Lady, third collect Against the Persecutors of the Church. Pref: Easter.

Congratulations!
Our prayers and best wishes to Scott and Lisa Brueggemann on the baptism of their son, William David yesterday.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday: April 9th – Solemnity of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, closing of the solemn novena, Mass and St. Joseph’s table.

Saturday: April 19th – Pilgrimage and Day of Recollection in Honor of our Lady of Consolation.

The Paschal Sacraments
Saturday, April 12th: First Holy Communion testing, with a spiritual talk and examination of conscience, and First Confessions will begin at 10:00 AM. All children who wish to participate must be registered in advance with the office, and must bring a copy of their Baptismal certificate. Those getting ready for First Confession need to know all the questions in the First Communion Catechism, especially the Ten Commandments. Testing will be based on the New St. Joseph Catechism.

• Thursday, May 8th: Obligatory Day of Recollection for all Confirmands from 9:00 AM—3:00 PM. This day will include testing appropriate to each age group. Children need to know all the questions pertaining to Confirmation. If you have questions please call the Office. Again, children must be registered in advance if not already registered for First Confession and get the necessary Confirmation questions they must know.

• Saturday, May 10th: Confirmation will be administered during the Pentecost Vigil Mass. Enrollment in the Brown Scapular and individual photos follow this service.

• Sunday, May 25th: First Holy Communion will be administered during the 9:00 AM High Mass on Corpus Christi Sunday. The Church earnestly desires all children to receive Our Lord as soon as possible.