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February 23, 2020 Seventh Sunday in OT

 

Jesus - the divine physician   John 4:43-54

Jesus' miraculous healings show his generous kindness and extravagant love - a love that bends down in response to our misery and wretched condition. If you seek the Lord with trust and expectant faith, he will not disappoint you. He will meet you more than halfway and give you what you need. The Lord Jesus never refused anyone who put their trust in him.

We are participating in the CRS Rice Bowl, a faith – in – action program that will help you experience Lenten spirituality by living in solidarity with the people in need around the world. Please use your cardboard CRS Rice Bowl to guide your Lenten prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. They are available on counter in the community Room. Prepare simple, meatless meals on Fridays throughout Lent to eat in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world. Be sure to visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities whose lives your Lenten gifts are changing through CRS Rice Bowl. We will be collecting your CRS Rice Bowls at the end of Lent. Thank you for using CRS Rice Bowl with your family this Lent. CRS Rice Bowl is sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS is motivated by the example of Jesus Christ to assist poor and suffering people in more than 100 countries in the basis of need without regard to race, religion, or nationality.

Masses & Services

Saturday - Sunday, February 22 - 23, Seventh Sunday in OT

  5:15 PM   Louis Saparito r/o Gloria Nardone          

  9:00 AM   Linda Kwiatek r/o Family         

11:00 AM   Robert Riley r/o Cecilia and Anthony Scialla 

 

Monday, February 24, 8:00 AM   Parish Family               

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 PM   Intentions of Meo Family

The forty days of Lent is the annual retreat of the people of God in imitation of Jesus' forty days in the wilderness. We are called to journey with the Lord in a special season of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, repentance and renewal as we prepare to celebrate the feast of Easter, the Christian Passover. The Lord gives us spiritual food and supernatural strength to seek his face and to prepare ourselves for spiritual combat and testing. We, too, must follow in the way of the cross in order to share in the victory of Christ's death and resurrection. As we begin this holy season of preparation and renewal, let's ask the Lord for a fresh outpouring of his Holy Spirit that we may grow in faith, hope, and love, and embrace his will more fully in our lives.

Lenten Obligations

 

1. The days of fast and abstinence are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

2. All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.

3. The obligation to fast applies only to Catholics ages 18 - 59.

4. The obligation of abstinence applies to all Catholics who have reached the age of 14.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY, February 26,

7:30 AM   Mass with Ashes

4:00 PM   Service with Ashes           

7:30 PM   Service with Ashes                        

 

Thursday, February 27, 8:00 AM   Carmine Guerriero r/o Family   

 

Friday, February 28,

8:00 AM   Mass - Special Intention      

6:30 PM   Lenten Soup sponsored by Rosary Altar Society

7:30 PM   Stations of the Cross with reflection on the gift of Wisdom

 

Saturday - Sunday, February 29 – March 1, First Sunday of Lent

  5:15 PM   Louise Anthony Saparito r/o Phyllis and Anthony DeSapio          

  9:00 AM   Tory Stagg r/o Rosary Altar Society           

11:00 AM   Louise Saparito r/o Jim and Ellen DeSapio  

Thursday, February 27, 9 AM T’ai Chi Chih in the Community Room. T’ai Chi Chih is a series of low impact movements which serve as a gentle exercise for improving balance. This class is excellent for people of all ages and especially suited for seniors. For more information please contact Ron Heck at 908 996 4218 or ronheck@ptd.net.

February is OLV’s annual baby shower month. The Rosary Altar Society is once again sponsoring a collection of typical baby shower items for the women, children and newborns residing at The Center for Great Expectations. The Center for Great Expectations is a Residential Treatment Center helping vulnerable young mothers break the destructive, generational cycle of homelessness, neglect and abuse. At the Center, young mothers leave behind lives of despair and neglect, and empower themselves to embrace a healthy future for themselves and their children. In addition to diapers, baby wipes and toiletries the Center greatly benefits from gift cards from Target, Walmart, Stop & Shop and ShopRite – due to a shortage of storage space and constantly changing needs, gift cards enable the staff to purchase items on an as needed basis. Please drop off your donations in the portable crib set up in the North Transept.  If you would like to donate a gift card, please give it to a member of the Rosary Altar Society or drop it off in the collection basket and it will be forwarded.  Thank you very much for your generosity.  We are so grateful for your continued support! 

 

Friday, March 6, 5 – 7 PM Fish & Chips at St. Edward the Confessor Parish Center in Milford

Eat in or Take out - Pay when you arrive – Free will offering - Place Order Form in Collection Basket on Sunday

Fish / Chips / Cole Slaw ______

Grilled Cheese / French Fries ______

Name: ____________________________Phone #: ___________

Take Out - I will pick‐up my order at: ______ PM

I / We will be eating in the Parish Hall _________

For additional information please call 908 995 4723

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