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March 17, 2013

posted Mar 15, 2013, 10:53 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Mar 15, 2013, 10:54 AM ]

Parish Penance Services: For your convenience, here is a list of Penance Services being held in parishes nearby. They all take place at 7:00pm.    

           Monday, March 18 - PSU Campus

           Tuesday, March 19 -  St. Matthew’s, Tyrone

           Wednesday, March 20 -St. Joseph’s, Renovo


Confession Times at OLV:

Saturday, March 23   -    3:30-5:00pm

Monday, March 25   -     7:30am and 7:00pm

Tuesday, March 26   -   7:30am, 9:30am  &  7:00pm

Wednesday, March 27- 7:30am, 9:30am &  7:00pm

Friday (Good Friday), March 29  -  4:00pm

          No confessions Holy Thursday, March 28 or Holy Saturday, March 30.


Annual Catholic Appeal: Our fellow Catholics throughout our Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown are currently participating in the 2013 Annual Catholic Appeal. Your gift is important in enabling Bishop Bartchak to carry out the evangelizing mission of the Church in our region. Please return your ACA gift card in next week’s collection if you haven’t already done so. The sooner we meet our goal of $133,917, the sooner we can apply the excess funds to    increasing the security of our parish buildings. To date 136 households have pledged $40,927. Thank you for your generous support!   


Incense will be used at the Noon Mass on Palm Sunday, March 24th, at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday, March 28th and at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 30th.


Stations of the Cross: During Lent, Stations of the Cross will be Fridays at 7:00pm and at 1:30pm.


Fridays of Lent: All Fridays of Lent are days when Catholics must abstain from eating meat. Good Friday, March 29th is a day of fast and abstinence.


Adoration: During Lent, please consider dropping into Church on Thursdays to make a “Holy Hour” before the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is on the altar from 7:30am Thursday til 7:00am  Friday. If you can’t spend 60 minutes in the church, how about 30?