FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, as promised 2 weeks ago, our NORTHERN DEANERY PENANCE SERVICE SCHEDULE has been finalized. Please take a close look and see what Penance Services best suits your schedule as we continue our journey through Lent, through Holy Week to a wonderful Easter Sunday celebration.
Sunday, March 12 St Joseph, Renovo at 3:00 PM
Sunday, March 19 Holy Spirit, Lock Haven at 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 30 Most Holy Trinity, Huntingdon at 7:00 PM
Monday, April 3 St. Matthew, Tyrone at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 4 Good Shepherd, State College, with Bishop Mark at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 5 Queen of Archangels, Clarence at 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 9 OUR LADY OF VICTORY at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, April 11 PSU, University Park at 7:00 PM
Just a couple of reminders with the above schedule: Fr. Antony and I will be attending all the Penance Service as a show of support to our neighboring parishes. Therefore we will not be around the rectory at those times. Also, please mark your calendars for our Penance Service. It is usually on Palm Sunday afternoon. We are hoping for the assistance of 13 priests, so waiting will not be all that long. Please plan to attend the service, pray together with our community of faithful, and receive the sacrament with you parish family.
This Tuesday evening at 6:30 we will have a BRIEF TEACHING LESSON ON USING OUR HEART DEFIBRILLATOR. An EMT will explain the proper use just in case it has to be used in an emergency in the parish. All parishioners are invited to attend and it will be held in the baptistery area of the church.
Fr. Antony found the above sayings from POPE FRANCIS on the internet. How appropriate at this time in our lives. I thought it would be fitting to reprint it so all may meditate on these beautiful words and try to place
Fast from HURTING WORDS and say KIND WORDS.
Fast from SADNESS and be filled with GRATITUDE.
Fast from ANGER and be filled with PATIENCE.
Fast from PESSIMISM and be filled with HOPE.
Fast from WORRIES and TRUST IN GOD.
Fast from COMPLAINTS and contemplate SIMPLICITY.
Fast from PRESSURES and be PRAYERFUL.
Fast from BITTERNESS and fill your heart with JOY.
Fast from SELFISHNESS and be COMPASSIONATE
Fast from GRUDGES and be RECONCILED.
Fast from WORDS and be SILENT so you can listen.
HUMOR FOR THE WEEK - MORE BULLETIN BLOOPERS:
*Newsletters are not being sent to absentees because of their weight.
*Helpers are needed! Please sign up on the information sheep.
*The Advent Retreat will be held in the lover level of St. Mary's Cathedral.
*The District Duperintendent will be meeting with the church board.
*As soon as the weather clears up, the men will have a goof outing.
*Fifth Sinday is Lent.
*Thank you dead friends.
*Diana and Don request your presents at their wedding.
*Lent is that period for preparing for Holy Weed and Easter.
*Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget all His benefits.