March 10, 2013
The Festival Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
The Seder Meal will be at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday, March 13 followed by a Pot Luck Supper. Bring a dish to share and join us for this Passover Celebration.
The Liturgy Committee will meet at 3 p.m. next Sunday, March 17 in the Conference Room.
The Women’s Guild will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19 in the Parish Hall.
The Men’s Club is again selling Easter Lilies to put at the altar on Easter. Envelopes are at each entrance of the church.
The Youth Ministry Team is selling Easter Doves in honor or memory of someone special at Easter. They will be in the foyer of the church after each Mass.
During Lent there will be an additional Mass each Wednesday and Friday at 12:10 p.m. in the Chapel. The Church will remain opened until 1:30 p.m. on Friday for private Stations of the Cross or private prayer.
Stations of the Cross will be at 7:00 p.m. each Friday during Lent.
Festival Raffle Tickets are now available in the foyer of the church. Please pick up some to buy and also to sell.
A Special “Year of Faith” Parish Mission will be held at St. Jerome Catholic Church with John Michael Talbot on March 12, 13 and 14 at 7:00 p.m. each night.
St. Jerome Catholic Church is sponsoring a 12 day Shrines and Lourdes Faith Journey October 14 – October 26, 2013. Explore Portugal, France and Spain to visit the most famous Catholic shrines including our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in France and Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal. Spiritual Leader will be Father Raj, pastor of St. Jerome Catholic Church. Additional information is on the bulletin board in the foyer of the church.
Forty years ago on January 22, 1973, the U. S. Supreme Court in its Roe v. Wade and Doe v Bolton decisions legalized abortion on demand. Today the threats to human life, born and unborn, not only continue but have expanded to included attacks on our religious freedom.
The need for concerned citizens to speak out is greater than ever. As the new Congress commences, our federal elected officials should be urged to support and strengthen existing laws against government funding and promotion of abortion and to improve protection for religious freedom. Government must not force Americans to violate their religious and moral beliefs on respect for life when they provide health care or sponsor or purchase health coverage.
Next week we will hear more about Why the “Project Life and Liberty” Postcard Campaign is needed. Each parishioner will be asked to complete a postcard to mail to our representatives in Washington.