First Communion Formation: Sunday, Mar 17th, 9:00-10:15am
Parish Staff Meeting: Tuesday, Mar 19th, 10:00am
Choir Practice:Wednesday, Mar 20th, 6:45pm
Religious Ed: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 6:45pm
RCIA: Thursday, Mar 21st, 6:30pm - Topic: Way of the Cross, Creed
First Communion Formation: Sunday, Mar 24th, 9:00am - 10:15am
Youth Group: Sunday, Mar 24th, Ice Skating 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Blessing of Youth Room 4:00pm-6:00pm
St. Patrick's Day: Sunday, Mar 17th
Lenten Bible Study with Fr. Suneesh:Sunday, Mar 17th, 9:00-10:00am in the Parish Hall
Sr. Rosanne's Birthday: Monday, Mar 18th
Adoration & Confession: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Fish Fry: Friday, Mar 22nd, 5:30pm
Confession:Saturday, Mar 23rd, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Stations of the Cross: half hour before each weekend mass;
Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 7:30am & 10:00am
First Scrutiny for the Elect: Saturday, Mar 23rd at 5:00pm Mass
ACES Night Out Carnival: Saturday, Mar 23rd, 6:00pm
Lenten Bible Study with Fr. Suneesh: Sunday, Mar 24th, 9:00-10:00am in the Parish Hall
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICES THIS WEEK
Our Lady of Lourdes: Sunday, Mar 17, 2:00pm
Mount St. Joseph: Monday, Mar 18, 6:00pm
St. William: Tuesday, Mar 19, 6:00pm
Sts Joseph & Paul: Thursday, Mar 21, 6:00pm
Blessed Mother: Sunday, Mar 24, 2:00pm
Fasting: Ages 18-59 on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, limiting themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals each day, with no snacking between meals.
Abstinence: Catholics ages 14 and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent
OPERATION RICE BOWL
In Uganda, we encounter Annet and her family, children forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities?
THE BIBLE AND THE SACRAMENTS LENTEN BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY
During Lent, Fr. Suneesh will lead a 7 week Bible Study on the Sacraments and their foundation in Sacred Scripture. This will take place in the Parish Hall between the Sunday morning Masses from 9:00am - 10:00am.
Stewardship forms will be mailed out this week. We ask that you review the commitment form, fill it out and return it to Church on Stewardship Sunday, March 23-24.
Please place your forms in the baskets on the Baptismal font when you enter Church. Even if your family is unable to commit time and talent to a ministry, we ask that you still complete the form to verify that our Church records are up to date with your address, phone numbers, email, etc.
We would like to thank John Mark and Imelda Madison for purchasing two of our new chalices to be used during weekend Masses.
DISCIPLES RESPONSE FUND
Thanks for your generosity. Following are totals for our parish as of February 28th
Parish Target Amount: $11,655.63
Amount Paid: $11,832.00
Pledged Balance: $2,192.00
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Special thanks to our 79 families who shopped at Kroger between 11/28/18 and 2/26/19. You have helped to contribute $410.83 to Precious Blood through the Community Reward Program
When you register your Kroger Plus Card online, you can then select Precious Blood as the organization of your choice. Every time you use your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger will give a portion of your purchase back to Precious Blood. This is a wonderful way for you to help generate revenues that will enable Precious Blood to meet our budgeted expenses for the year. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, please ask for one at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
NEW participants can sign up on www.kroger.com or call 1-800-KROGERS, option 3 for assistance in enrolling the first time if needed. Thank you for being part of our Kroger Community Rewards fundraising program!
(Precious Blood's Non-profit Organization Number --US778)
VANBUSSUM MEAL TRAIN
Travis and Amanda VanBussum are parishoners of Precious Blood. Travis had a kidney transplant on March 5th (Amanda is the donor). Amanda is a teacher at OCMS and Travis is a teacher at Apollo. They have 3 beautiful little children. Amy Pride has started a meal train. If you wish to help out, please go to: Https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/20dwg7
THE MOUNT ST. JOSEPH GIFT SHOP
The gift shop at Mount St. Joseph offers an array of one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, some of which are made by the Ursuline Sisters, while also offering a wide array of gift ideas for any occasion. Greeting cards, books and various religious items await your visit.