SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT ~ MARCH 1, 2015
Sunday Scripture Meditation: Genesis 22:1-2,9a,10-13,15-18;; Romans 8:31b-34; 5; Mark 9:2-10
God transfigured Jesus as a way of strengthening the disciples – and all of us as well. The Transfiguration is a promise for us. It reveals the glory that awaits each of us at the end of our lives — if we remain faithful to the Lord. We are all works in progress. So accept Jesus’ invitation. Follow Him and we will be changed. Printed with the permission of The Word Among Us, 2015
CELEBRATION OF MASSES THIS WEEK
SAT…2/28 4:30pm +ROBERT GALELLO ~ Diane Buda and Eleanor Burke
SUN.. 3/1 7:30am THE INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISH FAMILIES
9:00am +FOR THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE POHORENEC FAMILY
11:00am +FRANK & +ELIZABETH KRAJCIK ~ Daughter, Mary Ann
MON. 3/2 7:30am INTENTIONS OF MSGR. DORA and MSGR. CUNEO ~ A Friend
Chapel Mass 7:00PM +JOSEPH & +MARY BASKO ~ Daughter, Rita McManus and Family
TUES.. 7:30am +MARY DUDA ~ Marge Drapchak
WED… 7:30am +JANET MANCINI ~ Husband, Edward
THUR… 7:30am +CECILIA FABIAN ~ Sister, Anne Havelick
FRI .. 7:30am +ANNA GRAMATA ~ Sister Joseph Therese
SAT… 3/7 8:00am +FREDDIE COSTELLO ~ Mother, Janet Costello
4:30pm +SUSAN MARCINOV ~ Daughters, Marge and Dianne
SUN.. 3/8 7:30am +JAMES CONVERTITO ~ The McManus Family
9:00am +BIAGGIO MUCCIACCIARO (Anniversary) ~ Wife and Family
11:00am +MARY & +EDWARD JABLONSKI ~ The Silhavey Family
The Sanctuary Candle for the month of March is given in Loving Memory of +Veronica Charnitski by her daughter, Catherine.
This Week in our Parish:
Sun, Senior Choir rehearsal ~ 10:00am ~
Mon. 7:30am Mass and Novena Prayers ~
MARCH 1: Children’s Liturgy, Students (Chapter 16, Sacraments) 2nd Sunday of Lent RECONCILIATION
MARCH 8: Children’s Liturgy, Students (Chapter 17, Sacraments) 3rd Sunday of Lent RECONCILIATION
MON: 7:00PM, Lenten Mass in Convent Chapel
TUE: 3:00-5:00pm, Sacrament of Reconciliation
FRI: Stations of The Cross & Benediction, 7pm
Remember: Eat no meat on Lenten Fridays!
Sister Marilyn Pitonak, SSCM, sister of our previous pastor, Msgr. John J. Pitonak, went peacefully home to God on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Please remember her in your prayers.
This is the LAST Sunday to place your order for the Ladies Guild BAKE SALE! The Nut & Poppy Rolls are $12.00 each and the Paska (plain or with raisins) are $6.00 each. To place an order, call Gert Balamaci, 203-377-3597 or Dolores Mihalik at 203-378-3426. Orders must be picked up on Sunday, MARCH 15 between 10:00am and 12:00noon in the parish hall.
Our Youth Choir has rehearsals on Wednesdays at 5:15pm to 6:15pm in the church choir loft. If you are in grades 6 through 12, please consider attending this rehearsal. Any questions, call Nina at 203-394-3657.
Defending Our Religious Liberty #153
We are called to advocate for the most fundamental of human goods and rights, in particular, the right to life and the right not only to profess our faith, but to live it out. We are advocating for the freedom to “be Catholic,” to go about our lives serving the needs of our brothers and sisters, regardless of their race, creed, or religion, not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic.
If you haven’t done so already, please voice your opposition to the mandate by calling President Obama at the White House at 202-456-1111 or U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell at 202-205-5445. Let them know that the mandate is in violation of our First Amendment right to religious freedom.
PARISH RAFFLE: As mentioned last Fall, our Parish Finance Committee is sponsoring three raffles each year. The proceeds will be used to supplement our Parish Operating Budget. The next RAFFLE DRAWING takes place today, Marcb 1st in our Parish Hall, at 1:00pm. Raffle tickets are still available in the Church Vestibule, of you didn’t pick yours up yet. We ask for your cooperation in selling or buying the tickets. If you do not see an envelope with your name please take an envelope from the box marked “Extra Raffle Tickets”. May God continue to bless you for your dedication and support of our Parish!
FREE SIT-DOWN PIROGI AND POTATO PANCAKE DINNER, FRIDAY MARCH 20th, 4:30PM to 7:00PM in our Parish Hall. DONATIONS ACCEPTED! Take-Out-Meal is $7.00. Frozen Pirogies are $4.00 per Dozen; and Frozen Pancakes are $5.00 per Dozen. Contact Paul at 203-377-2397 to place your order.
PRAYER CORNER: Please pray for the good health of Rose and Ted Bielen, Judy Brammer, Jeanne Buynak, Frank Caruso, Carol Charney, DeFazio Family, Maryjoan Marus, Elaine Norko, Janet Onze, David Petreycik, Jo-Ann Petreycik, Charles Rader, Cynthia Recupido, T.J. Recupido, Jaclyn Rios, Pat Secchiaroli, Nancy Simmonds, Irene Sinanis, Claudia Steward, Andrea Vittoria and other parishioners who may be in a hospital, convalescent home or homebound at this time.
Lent is a time of transformation. As we gaze in the dark faith of prayer upon the glory of God revealed in Jesus Christ, we are transformed into His likeness. As we leave the work of prayer for the work of charity in our world we live in His likeness.
Prayer Intention Program
The Parish Religious Education Program continues with the annual “Paper Heart Prayer Intention Program” during February, the feast month of Saints Cyril & Methodius, the religious community that has been serving our parish for nearly 60 years. Two types of paper hearts are available:
In Loving Memory of +___________________
Saints Cyril & Methodius, Pray for Us, and,
Please Pray for__________________________
Saints Cyril and Methodius Pray for Us.
An offering of $1.00 per heart is requested, with all proceeds benefiting the religious education program and the needy families of our parish. Hearts will be displayed in the vestibule until the end of March.
CALLING ALL MEN!! Don’t forget to sign up for the MEN’S RETREAT in the Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford on MARCH 27-28 & 29. You won’t regret it! It begins with a buffet Dinner Friday from 6-8pm and ends with Sunday Brunch at noon. To get more info or to sign up call Mike at 203-218-4933 or Paul at 203-377-2397.
Faith and your Family – 40 Bags in 40 Days
We all have a lot of stuff. Too much stuff. Certainly, that stuff gets in the way of our relationship with GOD. We allow stuff to take up our time, our space, and our hearts. Challenge your family to fill “40 Bags in 40 Days.” This task – meant to be accomplished during the 40 days of Lent – asks everyone to get rid of stuff from one designated area of the home each day. Imagine how much simpler your life will be after such intense and long-term de-cluttering. Image how much more room you will have for GOD in your day, your home, and your heart.
The GUILD OF THE MOTHER OF JESUS Executive Board will meet on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00pm in the School Meeting Room. Plans will be finalized for the March 11th membership meeting and “Mary’s Way of the Cross”, as well as the upcoming March 15th Easter Bake Sale and March 28th Covered Dish Supper. The membership meeting on March 11th begins in church at 6:30pm for “Mary’s Way of The Cross”. All parishioners are invited. A business meeting will follow in the parish hall and refreshments will be served. Plans will be finalized for the Easter Bake Sale and the Covered Dish Supper. Members are asked to bring a new item for the Small Raffle Table. New members are always welcome!