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March 24, 2013

posted Mar 24, 2013, 12:09 PM by Diane Lapinski

Note: Daily Mass Time Change: There will only be one Mass on Monday, March 25 at 7:00am because of the Chrism Mass in Altoona at 11:00am.

              Due to scheduled confessions, there will not be a 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday, March 27. but there will be a 7:00am Mass instead.


OLV Confession Schedule for Holy Week:

              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


Triduum Schedule:  

 HOLY THURSDAY- March 28  (No confessions this day)

   9:00am     Living Stations by OLV School 

   7:30pm     Mass of the Lord’s Supper:  (Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until Midnight)      

 GOOD FRIDAY – March 29

   9:00am     Morning Prayer

   1:00pm     Celebration of The Lord’s Passion

   4:00pm     Confessions

   7:30pm     Tenebrae (Evening Prayer Service)

 HOLY SATURDAY - March 30  (No confessions this day)

   9:00am     Morning Prayer

 11:30am     Blessing of Easter Food Baskets

   1:00pm     Altar Server Practice for Easter Vigil

   8:00pm     Easter Vigil

EASTER SUNDAY MASSES, March 31:   7:30am,  9:30am,  Noon  &  5:00pm


What is Morning Prayer? We will have “Morning Prayer” at 9:00am on Good Friday, March 29 and Holy Saturday, March 30. (Mass is not permitted to be celebrated on these two days). The Morning Prayer    Service is take from the Liturgy of the Hours of the Church which is prayed each day by members of the clergy and some religious orders. Please come and experience this holy liturgy.


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


Offerings: Now is the time to bring your “Rice Bowl” container to the church and place it on the table by the staircase. There will be a collection at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday for the   St. Vincent de Paul Society.

On Good Friday, baskets will be in the lobby/Gathering Space for offerings for the Holy Land.


Good Friday: Good Friday, March 29th is a day of fast and abstinence. No meat, no snacking between meals, except for medical necessity.


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 238 households have pledged $82,497. Thank you for your generous support!