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   Second Sunday of Lent - March 17 2019

Dear Parishioners and friends in Christ,

We are all in need of “spring time.” I pray your “spiritual springtime” this Lent is off to a good beginning. Faithful participation at Sunday and weekday Mass, Confession, Stations of the Cross, abstaining from meat and fasting from unnecessary pleasures, making financial sacrifices for worthy causes all of these are traditional practices that make this a holy season of “spring training for our souls.”

Remember that we have daily Masses for Lent at 7:00 am, 8:30 am, and 12:15 pm. Lenten Confessions follow after the 12:15 pm Mass Monday Friday. On Saturday afternoons confessions are heard from 4:00 5:00 pm. We walk the Stations of the Cross Fridays at 7:30 pm.

Our annual Baby Bottle Fundraiser is now again underway to benefit the good work of the Life Center of Long Island. Your spare change can make a difference in supporting the Pro Life effort. What a meaningful opportunity to give alms to a truly worthy cause.

Our Religious Education Program and St. Vincent de Paul Society are once again holding a Winter Coat Collection Drive on Sunday March 24 from 8:00 am 1:30 pm. You are encouraged to donate any lightly used winter coats for the needy. Consult this bulletin for further details.

This year we are celebrating Worship Together Wednesdays. Our thanks to Tim Leitch who led our prayer this past Wednesday and gave a reflection on the upcoming Sunday’s scripture readings. Each evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. and consist of a Holy Hour and Benediction, with a Lenten Reflection talk given by an invited speaker. This week we will welcome Sister Suzanne Franck, CSJ, PhD. Associate Professor of Theology at St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue. Please plan on joining us! 

God Bless you on your journey from Ashes to Easter
and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Monsignor Bob Clerkin



“Jesus Is The Reason for The Season.”
Keep Christ in your Christmas!

                                                  Monsignor Bob Clerkin