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During this time while public Mass is suspended, our Parish priests will record the celebration of Holy Mass. Our Heavenly Father continues to gathers us together in unique ways.
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Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 22, 2020
First Reading: Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13
Samuel is sent by the Lord and anoints David King of Israel.
The Lord is my shepherd there is nothing I shall want.
Second Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14
Wake up from your sleep and rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.
Gospel: Matthew 9:1-41
Jesus heals the blind man.
The clergy and parishioners continue to pray each day during this unique moment in time. We hope that you will share your prayer requests with us.
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
FAST AND ABSTINENCE AND OTHER ACTS OF PENANCE FOR LENT 2020
The Bishops of the United States prescribe, as minimal obligation, that all persons who are fourteen years of age and older are bound to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020, on all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday. Further, all persons eighteen years of age and older, up to and including their fifty-ninth birthday, are bound to fast by limiting themselves to a single full meal on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday, while the other two meals on those days are to be light.
All the faithful are encouraged, when possible, to participate at Mass and to receive the Holy Eucharist daily, to celebrate frequently the Sacrament of Penance, to undertake spiritual reading, especially the study of the Sacred Scriptures, and to participate in parish Lenten devotions as well as Lenten education programs. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is especially recommended. All are encouraged to participate in Operation Rice Bowl which has aided countless hungry persons here in the Archdiocese as well as throughout our nation and our world.
GIVING HOPE TO ALL 2020- Catholic Charities Appeal 2020
Gifts made to the Catholic Charities Appeal will provide necessary support to tens of thousands of people. These individuals are served by an array of organizations, programs and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The beneficiaries focus on five key areas:
Evangelization, Parish and Spiritual Life
Local Mission Activities
Our 2020 goal from the Archdiocese is $135,000;
the amount we raised in 2019 was $121,876.
As of 3-7-20, our parish family has:
201 donations (2nd in the Archdiocese)
$38,885 pledged (6th in the Archdiocese)
Achieved 29% of our parish goal