Finance Committee Corner
Last Sunday $9,198 was received in the offertory
baskets at Mass and $6,232.4 was received through Parish Pay, for a total of $15,430.4. Our average weekly operating budget is $15,000. Thank you for so generously giving to our regular collection. The second collection in support of our Soup Kitchen totaled $2550.The collection during Ash Wednesday totaled $3342. Thank you.
SPECIAL NEEDS MASSES
This weekend March 12th, 2017, at 4:00pm we will celebrate our Special Needs Mass. Your children are especially welcome at this warm, family celebration.
The following Special Needs Masses are March 26, April 9 & 23, May 21, June 11. Please join us.
LECTOR/EUCHARISTIC MINISTER TRAINING
Sunday March. 19, 2017, 11am in the Church Rectory. Become more involved in the Mass. We are in need of more Lectors to minister the Word and Eucharistic ministers. If you have a love for Scripture and would like to serve as a lector or would like to administer Communion to your fellow parishioners as a Eucharistic minister, please come to the training session. All training will be held in the Church Rectory. RSVP appreciated but not required. Email Kimberley LaMarque Orman (
) or Thomas Davis (
) with any questions.
CONFIRMATION CLASS FOR ADULTS
Confirmation Class for adults who are Baptized Catholic will begin on Wednesday March 15 at 6:30pm. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated at the Easter Vigil on April 15 at 8pm. Please call Tina Silvestro at 212-877-3111 to register or for more information.
HOSPITALITY SUNDAY 2017
Please mark your calendars for Hospitality Sundays 2017
Coffee Hour will be held in the Rectory after the morning Masses and Spirit Sunday will be held in the Church Hall after the evening Mass. This is a great opportunity to spend some time with your fellow parishioners.
March 26; April 30; June 4; September 10; October 1; November 5; December 3, 2017.
LENTEN SIMPLE SUPPERS
Please join us during any or all of the Tuesdays of Lent: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 and 4/4 for our Lenten Simple Suppers. Prayers and meditation begin at 7PM in the rectory, followed by a meal of soup and salad…and fellowship. The suppers are a wonderful way to not only deepen one’s Lenten experience, but also to be able to reflect in a very comfortable and quiet setting with fellow parishioners. For more information, please call John Gasdaska at 646-345-7350. We look forward to seeing you then.
CRS RICE BOWL:
This Lent, our parish community joins nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States to participate in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. CRS Rice Bowl is a faith-in-action Lenten program for families, individuals and faith communities with family activities, meatless meals, prayers and reflections. Rice Bowl invites Catholics to live in solidarity with our most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the Lenten pillars of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. For more information, join CRS Rice Bowl’s on-line community at crsricebowl.org.
Place your cardboard Rice Bowl, or a family bowl, in a prominent place to collect the money you save from what you give up for Lent. We will collect Rice Bowls and your donations on Palm Sunday.
Remember, what you give up for Lent changes lives.
SPRING MCGINLEY LECTURE
Rev. Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham, will deliver the annual Spring McGinley Lecture, “Judging Justly: Judgment in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Traditions.” The lecture will be followed by a Jewish response from Professor Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology at Fordham, and a Muslim response Professor Ebru Turan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Fordham.
Tuesday, March 28 – 6 pm
Floor Lounge, Corrigan Conference Center,
113 West 60
Street Lincoln Center Campus.
or 718-817-4745 for more information