April 1st News

As the world tries to “fool” each other on this first day of April, we offer you something that is totally true…YOU ARE LOVED BY GOD!  Never allow anyone or anything keep you from this reality!

Did you ever wonder where the idea of “April Fool’s Day” began?  Here are some possible explanations!

We will bury two children of God this week, please keep their soul and the members of their family in prayer:

  • William Hunter, whose wife and children have been members here for years, will be buried after a Viewing from 9-11 and an 11am service on Thursday, April 3rd in our Church.  Butch has been sick with cancer for a brief time.   May God grant rest and peace to William and comfort to his family.
  • Margaret Chaney, a long time member who raised her children here and was active in our Leisure Group and Women’s Day Ministry as well as serving as a Reader for many years, died after a long illness.  Peggy was a source of great joy and encouragement for many who often ended conversations with “I love you…”.  She loved the Lord indeed and was loved by Him.  She will be buried Saturday, April 5th after a Viewing from 8am to 10am and a 10am Mass.  Her family will receive people during a repast in the Church Hall after the burial.  May God grant rest and peace to margaret and comfort her family.

Did you make it to Mass this past weekend?  What a blessing it is to gather as a community of faith.  If you were unable to be with us, here is the VIDEO of Mass and here is the BULLETIN.

This Sunday, as we celebrate the 5th Sunday of Lent, we offer the opportunity for ALL to Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Sunday, April 6th from 2pm to 4pm.  As many of our young people (as well as our folks in RCIA) will be confessing at 2pm, try and come a little later so as to avoid the “crowds”.  Why do I have to confess my sins to a priest?  Let Fr. Barron explain (in 3 minutes)!  Take a few minutes to prepare for confession with an Examination of Conscience.

Prepare for this coming weekend’s Sacred Scriptures using this Resource!  You get out…what you put in!

Have you made us of the Catholic Call to Prayer?  Use this wonderful resource to call in for prayer at 6:30am and 12:10pm Monday to Friday.  This wonderful ministry will continue through Pentecost.  Prayer changes things…and more importantly it changes us!

Are you going through a time period of time in life?  Father Chris remains available to meet with people (in person or over the phone) and provide counsel and spiritual direction.  You do not have to do this alone, really!  Send him an email or call him at 215-549-3760.