March 26, 2023

On Tuesday, March 28, all liturgical ministers, ushers, catechists, leaders and volunteers of our parish are invited to an EVENING OF RECOLLECTION starting at 7:00PM in the main church, followed by Adoration and Benediction. Guest speakers will be Father Michael Bruno, Professor of Church History at St. Joseph’s Seminary, and Father Pedro Lopez, Coordinator of the Divine Mercy Apostolate of our Diocese. 

On Friday, March 31, all youth and teenagers are invited to a special Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction hosted by the Youth Ministry at 7:30PM in the chapel. Come and spend quality time with Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, with uplifting music and prayers that will bring you closer to the final hours of the Lord’s Passion. Please help us spread the word and bring along your friends.    

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, the most sacred time of the year. We invite you to make the most of our parish’s liturgical celebrations to enter the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. The complete schedule for Holy Week is available in today’s bulletin, on our Facebook page and parish website. Please post it in a visible place in your home for reference.  

You may now honor your loved ones by memorializing a Palm Cross that will adorn our church garden in front of the parish office. The Palm Crosses with memorial labels will be on display from Palm Sunday to Divine Mercy Sunday. Cost is $30 per Cross and the deadline to order is this Monday, March 27. 

Next Monday, April 3, is Reconciliation Monday throughout the City and Long Island. Our priests will be available to hear Confessions in the chapel from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and again from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. We encourage you to make use of these specific times to experience God’s forgiveness and healing, as it will be very difficult for our priests to hear confessions at other times during the busy Holy Triduum.  

We are happy to report that to this date, 31 parishioners have pledged a total of $9,450 towards this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal, of which $6,061 have been collected. Any of your donations above our parish’s goal of $67,815 will be used towards the construction of a new Atrium, which will be a glass-covered meeting room on the side of the church facing the Rectory building. We are grateful to those who have donated or made pledges, and we invite everyone to consider donating to the Appeal. Commitment forms will soon be available for you. No donation is ever too small to make a big difference before God. 

For detailed information on these events and other parish information, please take home a copy of our weekly bulletin or read here on our website.