WE WELCOME YOU A gracious welcome to all parishioners, guests, and visitors! It is a pleasure to welcome you to our Parish to share a life of faith in Jesus Christ, Our Savior. This is the House of the Lord.

Our Religious Education students will present Way of the Cross. All parishioners are welcome Wednesday, March 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Wear comfy shoes! Weather permitting, this will be an outdoor event. Otherwise we will be indoors.

A Morning of Praise to God through the Divine Office & Scripture Presentation by Fr. Gary Wiesmann Wednesday, March 14th at 9:30am in the Parish Hall. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK MASS The Annual Anointing of the Sick will take place on Saturday, March 17th at a special 11:00am Mass. This sacrament, an anointing with sacred oils, gives special graces to those who are ill and to others feeling the need of special graces. A complimentary luncheon, hosted by the Women's Guild, will be served in the parish hall following the mass. Lunch reservations are required. Please call Jane CzubayŚ(954) 492-8584.

This Collection on the 17th/18th, supports six Catholic agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world by providing food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and show Christ's love and respect to all people. Please give generously and help Jesus in disguise.

LENTEN FISH FRY THANK YOU! Thank you to all who contributed to the successful annual Men's Club Fish Fry! It was a wonderful community event that required the hard work of many! Your efforts are greatly appreciated by the parish community!

Easter Flower remembrance envelopes are on the tables by the doors. Consider offering a donation in remembrance of your deceased loved ones. Envelopes will be placed on the altar for Easter Sunday and will remain on the altar throughout the Easter season as we pray for our loved ones.

Blood DriveCOMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held Sunday, March 18th. The BloodMobile will be located in the south parking lot from 7:15am until 1:30pm. Be a hero. Save a life.

Food Drive Weekend of March 17/18th. Let us remember those less fortunate by donating nonperishable food items. Your compassionate support means a great deal to these members of God's family. Thank you!


* Stations of the Cross
will follow the
Friday Noon Mass

Please join us for daily mass. The Rosary is shared at 8:20 AM before the 8:45 AM Mass. All are welcome to join with us in prayer and celebration of the Mass.

Our Novena and Benediction service is every Monday after the 8:45 AM Mass.

From the Pastor's Desk
Monsignor Kelly


The sometimes used expression "mite-box," as a receptacle for monetary sacrifices or giving, brings to mind the story of a little girl who received just such a mite-box in which she was told to place her Lenten sacrifices. Upon being asked if she knew why it was called a mite-box, she replied: "I suppose because some days I might place something in it, and somedays I might not."

Giving to those in need is part of being followers of Christ. When our resources are abundant, giving is easy; but when our resources are meager, giving is more difficult or even burdensome. According to gospels, giving that involves sacrifice and self-denial is more meritorious than the gift of one who is better off financially.

The policy of tithing may even be questioned by some. Tithing usually means "giving off the top." Hence it may not be a great sacrifice. Do our gifts come only after we have satisfied all our own needs and desires? If, however, we place tithing as part of our budget, we are giving from our necessities rather than from our abundance.

The wisdom of the wonderful Old Testament character, Tobit, is that we give thanks to the Lord with our lives. This means that we not only give what we have, but we also give who we are. We are Christians, we have Christ's teachings, we have his Gospel message. We should try to give these things to others. A true Christian can never be complacent, can never be comfortable. The Lord has given us life. Let us thank him by making our lives a witness of thanksgiving in all that we say and do. Sacrifice is often not what we give up, it is in the actions we take. As the expression goes, "Don't Give Up Chocolate for Lent!"

Parish News and Notes



Are you or someone you know interested in joining the Catholic faith community? Are you a Catholic who desires to complete the initiation process by receiving the Eucharist and Confirmation?

If you answered Yes to one of these questions, we warmly invite you to entering the RCIA process. RCIA is designed to assist adults who have never been baptized, have been baptized in another Christian religion and want to become Catholic, or those who were baptized Catholic but have not received the Eucharist and Confirmation. For more information please email Louise McDonough or leave your name and contact information with the Rectory staff.


Prayer for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Grant, O Lord, that we may always revere and love your holy name, for you never deprive of your guidance those you set firm on the foundation of your love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.