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Lent II

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sharon Patton, who died early Saturday morning. Sharon was a beloved teacher in our school.

We are looking for donations for her funeral expenses. You can donate here:
Sharon Patton Funeral Expense Fund

Funeral Arrangements for Thursday, March 1, 2018:
9.00 AM Wake at church
11:00 AM Rosary, and Solemn High Requiem Mass
Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Photos from Bp. Selway’s consecration. Congratulations!


Daily Sermons
February 15 – Bp. Dolan – Sincere Prayer
February 16 – Bp. Dolan – I Look at Him, He Looks at Me
February 19 – Bp. Dolan – Shepherds and Sheep and Shepherds
February 20 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Can We Take Correction and Reproach?
February 23 – Bp. Dolan – A Meditation on Instruments and Means


Our altar servers come in several different sizes!


✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
We had a great first Lenten Friday Recollection. There was a buzz about. Many came and stayed, ate well, and prayed. May it continue. If all goes well, Fr. Lehtoranta will have arrived back from Florida to offer the 5:45 for the second Lenten Recollection. Fr. Ceka-da and I should have gotten in that same afternoon, to offer reinforcements. You’ll be able to “read all about” the Consecration next Sunday. This bulletin was print-ed on Tuesday, just before our bulletin editor departed as well for the Sunshine State. Quite the destination of late! A wonderful showing for a historical event.

I am grateful to Fr. Thielen for offering Mass for us on Thursday, as well as for being available for any sick call emergencies. His charity is appreciated.

Wednesday we begin another busy Lenten week with our Children’s Day of Recollection. The Fathers will all be here, and each will give a talk and assist for this powerful Lenten retreat for our children. Be sure to send yours!

March and St. David come on First Thursday, with leeks and prayers for priests, with the opening of St. Joseph’s month. The Sisters were planning on deco-rating his altar with gold leafing in time for March.

First Friday will see our regular First Friday schedule amplified for Lenten. Surely, something for everyone. To visit or keep watch with Our Lord is an excellent Lenten devotion, as it entails the sacrifice of sleep. Mass, Communion of Reparation, Stations at 7:30 with a Lenten Holy Hour…many possibilities. First Saturday (have you made yours?) ends the week and begins the month with Our Lady.

May Mary with her spouse St. Joseph bless you in this month which will end (already!) with Holy Week. How are you doing with extra Masses so far? It is the Mass that matters!

– Bishop Dolan