We invite you to explore opportunities to know Jesus Christ
and grow deeper in your
Catholic Christian faith.
As a reminder, don’t forget to turn off your cell phone in Church.
Thank you and have a good week!
|4:30 p.m.||Clarence Mathey, req. by Eileen Mathey||Sunday
|8:00 a.m.||Faith Community of Blessed Sacrament||Sunday
|10:30 a.m.||Helen Snyder, req. by her husband Regis|
|8:30 a.m.||Don Connor, req. by Eileen Mathey|
|8:30 a.m.||Rosalva Robles, req. by Tony and Helen Boecker|
|8:30 a.m.||Henry and Kathy Janusek, req. by the Miksanek family|
|7:00 p.m.||Deceased priests of the Rockford Diocese
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00 pm
|2:00 p.m.||The Passion of the Lord with Communion|
|7:00 p.m.||Stations Of The Cross|
|7:00 p.m.||Helen Treulufian, req. by Father Slampak||Sunday
|8:00 a.m.||Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament||Easter Sunday
|10:30 a.m.||Faith community of Blessed Sacrament|
|Monday, April 14th||
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
|Tuesday, April 15th||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.|
|Wednesday, April 16th||
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
|Saturday, April 19th||No Confessions|
Father Slampak is available for Confessions at any time, if you ask.
May the healing hand of God rest on these people and guide them in their time of need.
Pray for our deceased priests of the Diocese who celebrate their anniversary of death this week:
The renewal of the Lenten Season gives us an opportunity to look beyond the ordinary, materialistic, pleasure-oriented approach so many of us live in day to day.
Thus Lent calls us to two powerful actions: turning away from sin, and also turning back to God. Simply treating Lent as a time of fasting and penance gives us only half the story. As the fasting empties us, we also need an active filling of Christian charity and renewed faith.
This makes Lent a double challenge: It brings us closer to death and life, through prayer and good works, through denial and generosity. The season of Lent, can be a doubly blessed opportunity for renewal, if only you see both sides of the story.
|Mass:||8:30 am Monday through Friday. If there is a funeral, the 8:30 am Mass will be rescheduled.|
|Rosary:||The rosary is recited before all Masses. It is a beautiful tradition of our faith, please come and join us in this devotion to Mary.|
|Stations of the Cross:||
Stations will be on Fridays at 7:00 pm.
Please use the bell tower entrance!
|Alms Giving:||There are Operation Rice Bowl and quarter containers for those who choose to fast one day a week during Lent and contribute that money to help feed the hungry in our area and throughout the world. This would help to understand their suffering a little better.|
|Individual Confessions Hours:||Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week|
Abstinence, is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.
The law of abstinence forbids the eating of meat and foods prepared with meat or meat by-products.
Ash Wednesday, March 5th and Good Friday, April 18th, are days of fast and abstinence. All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence only.
In the washing of the feet, Jesus gave us the profound example of service to one another when He washed the feet of His Disciples. Holy Thursday is also institution of the Priesthood. There will be Adoration after Mass until 11:00 pm. All are welcome to come and spend some time with the Lord, thanking Him for His gift of Holy Communion. Also, let us pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life both men and women.
Time to pray is a priority today. The reason for Good Friday is the power of love that bursts through death into new life. It is Jesus’ love for His Father and for us that brought Him to His public life. What is the measure of our love in response?
A collection will be taken up at both services for maintenance of the Holy Places in the Holy Land.
Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence for all who are between the a ges of 18 and 59 – which means you may eat one full meatless meal and two light meatless meals. Nothing in between. All who are 14 years and older may not eat meat on Good Friday.
Father will be doing this at 10:00 am in Church. Please use the bell tower entrance.
Holy Saturday – 7:00 pm
Let us remember that our Baptism unites us with Jesus in the Divine Mystery of His Death and Resurrection and we have a new heart and a new spirit. The Paschal Candle is a symbol of the passage from one life to another. This is what Lent is all about “Easter and New Life.” Have a blessed and grace filled Holy Week.
For additional weekends, visit http://www.wwme.org/find-a-weekend.html
Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: http://www.alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653.
For a fin de semana en Espanol in Rockford, contact:
Hugo & Gaby at (630) 690-2094.
For a fin de semana en Espanol in Chicago on November 8-10, contact:
Andres y Maria at (630) 229-2600.
If so invite them to join us. For further information, contact:
Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667.
We Need Your Help
If you are handing out bulletins, come to the back when Father starts the closing prayer. This way they will know who you are and will not fill in with other parishioners who are at Mass.
Travelers can call: (410) 676-6000 or access the web site at www.masstimes.org for free information on the location of the nearest Church and times of Masses on weekends and Holy Days.
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