We invite you to explore opportunities to know Jesus Christ
and grow deeper in your
Catholic Christian faith.
As a reminder, don’t forget to turn off your cell phone in Church.
Thank you and have a good week!
|4:30 p.m.||Faith Community of Blessed Sacrament||Sunday
|8:00 a.m.||Bernice Beiriger, req. by Ann Gette||Sunday
|10:30 a.m.||Lily Gnassounou, req. by the Lawson Family|
|8:30 a.m.||Liturgy of the Word with Communion|
|5:30 p.m.||Confirmation Mass|
|8:30 a.m.||Mass and distribution of ashes
Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament
|7:00 p.m.||Mass and distribution of ashes
For the faith community of Blessed Sacrament
|8:30 a.m.||Good health for Lori Aloesio, req. by Rita Bruner|
|8:30 a.m.||Msgr. Edward S. Wright, req. by friends|
|4:30 p.m.||John & Jack Sintich, req. by Judee Sintich||Sunday
|8:00 a.m.||Harriet Maylan, req. by the Patrick Casher family||Sunday
|10:30 a.m.||Faith Community of Blessed Sacrament|
|Wednesday, March 5th||7:00 a.m.||Liturgy of the Word and distribution of Ashes|
|Wednesday, March 5th||12:15 p.m.||Liturgy of the Word and distribution of Ashes|
|Saturday, March 8th||3:00 - 4:15 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 15st||3:00 - 4:15 p.m.|
May the healing hand of God rest on these people and guide them in their time of need.
Pray for our deceased priests of the Diocese who celebrate their anniversary of death this week:
|Ryan FRANCIS Barrett||Elissa ROSE Escobedo||Lisa GENEVIEVE Mehalic|
|Sarah CECILIA Bohler||Morgan VERONICA Fogle||Kyle SEBASTIAN Nilo|
|Natalie AURELIA Bruss||Jessica FRANCIS Gosong||Sydney CECILIA Ochodnicky|
|Jessica ROSE Caramay||Dominic THOMAS Groom||Shayla GENEVIEVE Rady|
|David LEO Castillo||Thomas SEBASTIAN Kovanic||Carter FRANCIS Riley|
|Garrett MICHAEL Corbin||Katrina COLETTE Kuhn||Brandon THOMAS Schiltz|
|Kazandra CECILIA Del Toro||Matthew SEBASTIAN Miller||Joshua MICHAEL Zimmerman|
|Morgan LUKE Donohue||Jesus SEBASTIAN Mauricio||Christine COLLEEN Johnson|
Thank You to Bridget Kelly, Confirmation Co-Coordinator, their teachers
Garry Daly, Elizabeth Kral, and Fred Noonan.
We the community extend our heartiest congratulations to each of you. May the Holy Spirit guide you as you begin a new path in your faith.
Practice will be held on Sunday, March 2ndat 2:00 pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available for the students, sponsors and their families at 3:00 pm.
The servers for Confirmation are: Neal Bohler, Evan Castillo, Spencer Donohue, Michael Schiltz and Brandon Gosong. They need not attend the practice on Sunday, March 2nd.
Ladies from The Women’s Group will be serving light refreshments after Mass in Holy Family Hall while the Confirmation Class is having their picture taken with Bishop Malloy.
The renewal of the Lenten Season gives us an opportunity to look beyond the ordinary, materialistic, pleasure-oriented approach so many of us live in day to day.
Thus Lent calls us to two powerful actions: turning away from sin, and also turning back to God. Simply treating Lent as a time of fasting and penance gives us only half the story. As the fasting empties us, we also need an active filling of Christian charity and renewed faith. This makes Lent a double challenge: It brings us closer to death and life, through prayer and good works, through denial and generosity. The season of Lent, can be a doubly blessed opportunity for renewal, if only you see both sides of the story.
8:30 am Monday through Friday, beginning
If there is a funeral, the 8:30 am Mass will be rescheduled.
|Rosary:||The rosary is recited before all Masses. It is a beautiful tradition of our faith, please come and join us in this devotion to Mary.|
|Stations of the Cross:||
Stations will be on Fridays at 7:00 pm beginning
Please use the bell tower entrance!
|Alms Giving:||There are Operation Rice Bowl and quarter containers for those who choose to fast one day a week during Lent and contribute that money to help feed the hungry in our area and throughout the world. This would help to understand their suffering a little better.|
|Communal Penance Service:||April 8th|
|Individual Confessions Hours:||These will be published closer to Holy Week.|
Retreats:Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary at the Nazareth Retreat House in Batavia are sponsoring a retreat weekend open to all women who desire to enrich their spiritual growth during the Lenten season.
The retreat will be Friday, March 14th at 8:00 pm through 2:00 pm through Sunday, March 16th. Suggested donation is $ 60.00 per person. For more information or to register, please call Linda Isleib at (630) 879-1296.
Abstinence, is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.
The law of abstinence forbids the eating of meat and foods prepared with meat or meat by-products.
Ash Wednesday, March 5th and Good Friday, April 18th, are days of fast and abstinence. All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence only.
Annual “Nun Run”
The cost is only $ 85.00. Date of the trip will be March 7th - 12th 2014. Deadline for registration is March 1st, space is limited. You may contact the Vocation Office at
(815) 399-4300 ext. 375, our web-site at http://www.rockforddiocese.org/vocations Discerning Women or email@example.com for more information.
The four areas being supported allow us as the Church to reach out to the poor and victims of national disasters throughout the world. Thank you for your generosity.
Annual Blood Drive
Saturday, March 22nd from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.Photo ID required and be sure to eat a good breakfast.
Sign up will take place in the Narthex after all the Masses.
We meet the second Tuesday night of the month. Come and join us for a night out. If you need more information call Kim (630) 896-9303
|Crystal Lake, IL|
For additional weekends, visit http://www.wwme.org/find-a-weekend.html
Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: http://www.alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653.
For a fin de semana en Espanol in Rockford, contact:
Hugo & Gaby at (630) 690-2094.
For a fin de semana en Espanol in Chicago on November 8-10, contact:
Andres y Maria at (630) 229-2600.
If so invite them to join us. For further information, contact:
Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667.
We Need Your Help
If you are handing out bulletins, come to the back when Father starts the closing prayer. This way they will know who you are and will not fill in with other parishioners who are at Mass.
Travelers can call: (410) 676-6000 or access the web site at www.masstimes.org for free information on the location of the nearest Church and times of Masses on weekends and Holy Days.
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