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Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015

We need to ask ourselves today about our willingness to follow Jesus, not just to Church but in our daily life? Are we willing to entrust ourselves to Him even when the future is frightening or confusing, believing God has a plan? Are we willing to serve Him until that day when His plan for us on earth is fulfilled? These are the questions of Palm Sunday. Let us take a fresh look at this familiar event. We might be surprised at what we see. It could change us forever.
Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday are two sides of the same coin because we have to rejoice and sing as we receive Jesus into our lives as our Lord and Savior and we have to weep and mourn as his death confronts us with our sin. Yes, we were there in the crowd on both days, shouting “Hosanna!” and later “Crucify!” Because of what Jesus has done for us and our faith in him, one day we will be in that great crowd gathered around the throne of God, and there everyone will shout words of praise, heavenly hosannas, that will ring through all eternity, "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!" Rev (5:13).

( Rev. Lawrence Bakut)

Weekly Schedule - March 28, 2015 - April 5, 2015

Mass: 8:30am
Confession: 9:00am & 6:30pm (First Friday only)
Bible Study: 9:30am
Holy Hour: 3:00pm
Mass: 5:30pm
Lenten Soup Meal: 6:00pm
Stations of the Cross: 7:00pm (outside), 7:10pm (inside)
Jovenes Para Cristo: 7:00pm

Confession: 7:00am (First Saturday only) & 9:00am
Soup Kitchen: 10:30am
Vigil Masses: 4:00pm & 5:30pm

Masses: 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm (Spanish)

Indicated below is the schedule for Holy Week and Easter Weekend

 Holy Monday, March 30th  

            7:30 am Morning Prayer                               
            8:30 am Mass
            9:00 am Confession
            No 5:30 pm Mass-All priests at the Cathedral in Phoenix for Chrism Mass
            Jovenes Para Cristo: 7:00pm

Holy Tuesday, March 31st

            7:30 am Morning Prayer
            No 8:30 am Mass
            8:30 am Tuesday with Mary Holy Hour
            4:30 pm Soup Kitchen
            5:00 pm Confession
            5:30 pm  Mass

Holy Wednesday, April 1st

            7:30 am Morning Prayer
            8:30 am Mass
            9:00 am Confession
            5:30 pm  Mass-The Blessed Sacrament is removed from the church’s tabernacle after 5:30 pm
            Mass as we prepare to celebrate the Easter Triduum.
            7:00 pm Tenebrae (the ancient office of matins and lauds prayed solemnly) followed by
            Disposal of Blessed Articles.
            Confession follows Tenebrae

Holy Thursday, April 2nd

The only Mass permitted is the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper the beginning of the Easter Triduum
            7:30 am Morning Prayer
            4:30 pm Soup Kitchen
            7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (fulfills all Evening Prayer duties)
            Following the Mass is outside Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight

Good Friday, April 3rd

Today, and if possible, on Holy Saturday until the Easter Vigil, the paschal fast is observed everywhere
to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and His triumph over sin and death.
            7:30 am Morning Prayer
            10:00 am to 12 Noon  Confession
            2:00 pm Rosary led by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas for World Peace
            2:30 pm Divine Mercy Novena is prayed in the church
            3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion
             7:00 pm Stations of the Cross (Outside)
            7:10 pm Stations of the Cross (Inside)

Holy Saturday, April 4th

The stone rejected by the builders has become the corner stone!
            12 Noon Blessing of the Easter foods in the church
            7:30 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 5th

We celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection to new life!
            Mass times are: 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm



The Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for March, 2015

General Intention: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person

Missionary Intention: That the unique contribution of women to the Church may be recognized always.