After a very long winter, which we hope will begin to
wind down, our Lenten journey begins. This coming
Ash Wednesday, the schedule for Masses and services is
as follows: 7 a.m. Mass at St. Mark, 8 a.m. Mass at St.
Rose, SERVICE of ashes at noon at St. Rose, and 7 p.m.
Mass at St. Mark. Ashes will be distributed after the
homily at each Mass or service. Also, your Lenten Reflection
books are now available. Please take one home
with you today, and enjoy them as our 40 day Lenten
Another scriptural reference I invite you to consider
is the reading of the letter of James. It is a very brief,
magnificent book in the New Testament that we have
been reading at daily Mass in recent weeks. I highly
recommend reading and reflecting on the wisdom and
beauty of this letter.
On Saturday, April 5th, the 4 p.m. vigil Mass swings
over to St. Rose for 6 months. Confessions will be held
at St. Rose every Saturday at 3:30 pm. I am hoping the
wonderful merging of the 2 vigils that began last October
at St. Marks, will continue when we make the move
on April 5th to St. Rose.
And speaking of April 5th, that is the night of our volunteer
appreciation dinner for all St. Mark and St. Rose
adult volunteers. Please call in to reserve your spots as
soon as possible. That is all I ask: leave the rest to me.
We will be honoring one man and one woman from each
parish as our volunteers of the year. Please be a part of
this new tradition I am beginning for all of us.
In closing, friends, I welcome you to March and Lent.
May this 40 day journey increase our holiness, and
bring us closer to our loving Savior.
God’s Love and Mine,