WATCH: Sunday Reflection from the JP2 Catholic University (3rd Sunday of Lent)


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Penance Services

Men: Come join us at SS Peter and Paul at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month for the Holy League Holy Hour

Sorrowful Mother Novena is every FRIDAY during Lent at 6:00 PM

Lenten Collection
Beginning March 1st ( Ash Wed), your Deanery Social Justice Committee will again be collecting Infant & Adult essential Needs through the area parish churches. As in the past, we are collecting diapers, ointment, shampoo as well as toothbrushes, razors, and deodorant. A complete list appears in a special flier. All items will be donated to Random Acts of Kindness (formerly Hopes Door) and SWEPS pantry. The collection will end on Friday March 31. This is a great opportunity to show our loving concern for our neighbors who struggle.

CONFIRMATION AT SSPP  

4-22  Saturday - SSPP, St. James, St. Joachim, Holy Rosary. St Joseph A/F St. Lawrence, St. Philip

4-23  Sunday - OLQH, Sacred Heart, St Alexander, St. Vincent

PENANCE SERVICESLENT 2017 

3-15  Wednesday - St. Philip - 6:00
3-16  Thursday- St. Vincent - 6:30
3-23 Tuesday - St. Alexander- 6:30
3-28  Tuesday - St. Lawrence - 6:30
3-29  Wednesday - St Joachim - 6:30
3-30  Thursday - Sacred Heart - 6:30
4-4  Tuesday - OLQH - 6:30
4-5  Wednesday - 10:00 - ACS/AMS
4-6  ThursdaySSPP - 6:30
4-7  Friday - St Joseph A/F - 6:30


  

Meet the American Monks Who Might Re-Evangelize Ireland

News from the USCCB
Bishops Welcome Constructive Dialogue In Congress To Protect Creation And Address Climate Change - WASHINGTON— Bishop Frank J. Dewane and Bishop Oscar Cantú welcomed a new resolution introduced in Congress yesterday, March 15, by a group of Republican legislators. "The U.S. bishops welcome the commitment of a group of members of Congress to engage in constructive dialogue to protect our common home and to recognize the impact of climate change," said Bishop Dewane in response to the announcement of the Congressional resolution sponsored by several members in the House of Representatives, including Congresswoman Elise Stefanik....Read More

News from the Pope:
Pope Francis: three characteristics of a good confessor - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Friday with participants at an annual course on the internal forum, organised by the Apostolic Penitentiary.In his words to the group, the Pope spoke about the formation of good confessors, focusing on three characteristics which should guide their work....Read More
News from the Church:
Meet the American Monks Who Might Re-Evangelize Ireland 
- DUBLIN — Local Catholics have too often been used to nothing but bad news about religious life in Ireland: Whether it’s the punishing revelations about past abuses in institutions run by religious orders or the dearth of vocations, the picture has often seemed bleak. But news that a new monastery has been established in the Diocese of Meath — the first in that diocese since the Reformation — is raising hopes for a new springtime in religious life in the island once dubbed the “Land of Saints and Scholars.”...Read more

USCCB Chairmen Call on Congress to Consider Moral Criteria During Debates on Health Care Policy

News from the USCCB
USCCB Chairmen Call on Congress to Consider Moral Criteria During Debates on Health Care Policy  - WASHINGTON—As Congress prepares to discuss possible changes to the Affordable Care Act, the chairmen of four United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committees called on lawmakers to consider important moral criteria, especially pertaining to the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn and those experiencing deep poverty. The Bishops of the United States have consistently advocated for a health care system in which—as the late Cardinal Francis George used to say—everyone should be cared for and no one should be deliberately killed....Read More

News from the Pope:
Vatican announces Pope Francis’ visit Colombia in September - (Vatican Radio) The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Colombia from 6 to 11 September 2017. A communique from the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the Holy Father will visit the cities of Bogotá, Villavicencio, Medellín, and Cartagena:...Read More
News from the Church:
Pope Appoints Former Bank of America Executive as Washington Auxiliary Bishop 
- On Wednesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Father Roy Edward Campbell Jr., a former vice president for Bank of America, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington.
“All of us in the archdiocese are deeply grateful that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has named Father Roy Campbell to be an auxiliary bishop in our Church of Washington,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, said in a statement March 8...Read more

WATCH: Sunday Reflection from the JP2 Catholic University (2nd Sunday of Lent)


Watch below:


Sorrowful Mother Novena Every Friday in Lent

fMen: Come join us at SS Peter and Paul at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of every month for the Holy League Holy Hour

Sorrowful Mother Novena is every FRIDAY during Lent at 6:00 PM

Lenten Collection
Beginning March 1st ( Ash Wed), your Deanery Social Justice Committee will again be collecting Infant & Adult essential Needs through the area parish churches. As in the past, we are collecting diapers, ointment, shampoo as well as toothbrushes, razors, and deodorant. A complete list appears in a special flier. All items will be donated to Random Acts of Kindness (formerly Hopes Door) and SWEPS pantry. The collection will end on Friday March 31. This is a great opportunity to show our loving concern for our neighbors who struggle.

Try a Fatima-Focused Lent

News from the USCCB
U.S. Bishops’ Chairman On Interreligious Affairs Responds To Recent Rise In Anti-Semitic Actions Across U.S. - WASHINGTON—In response to the recent rise in anti-Semitic actions that have taken place across the U.S., the Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop of Springfield and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, has issued the following statement expressing solidarity and support for our Jewish brothers and sisters, while also calling for the rejection of these hateful actions:...Read More

News from the Pope:
Pope: true fasting is helping others - (Vatican Radio) True fasting is helping your neighbour; while false fasting mixes religiosity with dirty deals and the bribes of vanity. That was the message of Pope Francis at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday....Read More
News from the Church:
Try a Fatima-Focused Lent 
- “Penance, penance, penance,” cried the angel, pointing to the earth with his right hand in the “Third Secret” of Fatima. This Lenten season is a perfect time to tie repentance into Fatima’s century-old call for penance and sacrifice. In his book Fatima for Today, Fatima authority Father Andrew Apostoli of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal reveals that Carmelite Sister Lucia, the longest-living Fatima visionary, assured that we learn from Fatima that our penance and sacrifices will turn our hearts toward God, help convert sinners, and make reparation for offenses committed against God.....Read more