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Tuesday, March 3rd

St. Peregrine Novena • 6:00pm
BCWA Meeting/R 103 • 7:00pm
Knights of Columbus • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Social Events/SMR • 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 4th

Evening of Confession 5-8pm • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
VB Practice/Gym • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Family Choir • 6:00pm
St Vincent de Paul Meeting • 6:00pm
The sacraments of Catholic Church • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adult Choir • 7:30pm
Thursday, March 5th

Friday, March 6th

Stations of the Cross/Benedicition - Fr Chris • 7:00pm
Saturday, March 7th

Mass • 5:00pm
Holy Week Schedule
on 03/03/2015  

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Palm Sunday, regular Mass schedule
(8 a.m., 10 a.m. & 12 Noon)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Tenebrae, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 3, 2015
Stations of the Cross, 12:00 Noon
Good Friday Service, 3 p.m.
Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Blessing of Food, 12 Noon
Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Easter Sunday, regular Mass schedule
(8 a.m., 10 a.m. & 12 Noon)

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From the Pastor
on 02/25/2015  

There are several reasons why we fast during Lent.  One of them is that we often abuse food.  We eat too much or we eat the wrong things.  Fasting helps us to break away from our obsession with food, and it gives us perspective.  Fasting also teaches us discipleship - for it teaches us how to be able to say "no" to certain things so that we might say "yes" to God.

Fasting reminds us, too, who is really important in our lives.   The hunger pains remind us of our commitment to God, and they also remind us of the poor who are hungry each day.  In addition, fasting heals some of the wounds that we have brought into our lives though sin.  Every time that we sin, we weaken ourselves and make it easier for us to sin again.  By making the loving choice to fast, we are strengthening our choice to love.

When one fasts with the proper disposition, it leads to a tremendous sense of lightness and joy, for it is an action of love.

Deacon Paul was asked to serve as a guide in the formation of Bob Chanda.  Bob is in formation to be ordained as a deacon in our diocese.  Bob will be "shadowing" Deacon Paul over the course of the next few weeks to gain a great perspective of a deacon's life of service.  If you have a opportunity to meet Bob while he is here at IC, please extend to him a warm welcome!

Happy Lent - Be Blessed this Week!

Fr. Chris

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Parish Lenten Mission
on 02/23/2015

PARISH LENTEN MISSION

Join us March 9, 10 & 11 from 7 to 9 pm in the Church for our Parish Lenten Mission, “Everyday Living as Disciples of Christ in Word and Deed.  The Mission will be presented by guest speakers Terri Baldwin and Terri Preskar from the Diocesan Stewardship and Evangelization Offices.  The Mission on March 11 will be followed by a reception in St. Joseph Hall.

March 9 - Angelic Presence

March 10 - Transfiguration

March 11 - Holiness

How are you living the holy life God intended for you in word and deed? The Sunday Lenten scriptures offer us a good time to reflect on ways to live as a disciple of Christ, to face the challenges and temptations of life, and to come from the barren desert; to be transformed into a joyful life filled in God’s presence and love. Pope Francis tells us “We are called to rise from prayer, open our hearts, free ourselves from self-absorption and become desirous of doing good and sharing our lives with others.”  (Joy of the Gospel, 282)



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Next Blood Drive is 3/15/15
on 02/13/2015

The next American Red Cross Blood Drive is Sunday 3/15/15 from 8:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. in the school building gym. There always seems to be a shortage of blood, due to the tremendous demand. Please consider donating on March 15th if you are able!

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Sun 8:00 AM
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Holy Day 9:00 AM
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