Fr. James Kirkpatrick, Pastor
Office: 694-0540  |  Religious Ed: 694-4540
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LENTEN JOURNEY - (Seven Last Words of Jesus)

AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
NIAGARA GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION is working hard to meet the needs of the homeless in Niagara County. If you can help, put the items for March in the containers located in the Parish Center and at the doors of the Church. Thank you for your generosity for those in need! These are the needs for March:

Women's Clothing (pants, blouses, underwear, socks, sneakers/shoes and light jackets or sweatshirts).

LENTEN SERVICES AT ST JUDE
        Friday - Statluns of the Cross - 7 pm in Church
       Confessions every Wednesday 7 - 9 pm
       Lenten Penance Service - April 3rd at 7 pm.

ROSARY GUILD The Rosary Guild would like to invite members (if the parish to hear Rev. Peter Calabrese, from the Fatima Shrine in Lewiston speak about Our Lady of Fatima. It is the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady to the 3 children Fr. Calabrese will speak at 7 pm, on Tuesday, March 21st in the Parish Center following the rosary at 6:30 pm. - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Hostesses for the evening will be Dorothy Muniak, Jeanne Wantz and Mary Truly.


FORMED I encourage all of you to take a look at the website Formed.org. We have a parish code that you will need to type in. The code is published in this week's Parish Bulletin on page 2. Scroll down and type this code into the spot marked enter parish code here. It is case sensitive. You will be able to register and use all the resources. It is a great learning tool!
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
During our Holy Hour we lift up to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus those souls in the most need of His mercy. (Excerpt from Letters to A brother priest)

              Come worship with us Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:00 pm

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
If you or a family member are feeling led to become Catholic, please let us know. You can give us a call at the rectory office 694-0540 to set up instruction.

Altar Servers Needed!
If you have made your First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please call Fr. Jim 694-0540. This is a very rewarding ministry in our parish.

BRING UP THE OFFERTORY GIFTS
Usher are looking for your help. If you are having a Mass said in memory of a loved one and would like to take up the offertory gifts during the Mass, please notify an usher. They will be glad to assist you.

OUTREACH MINISTRY
We would like to express our deepest thank you to all the wonderful parishioners who purchased gifts from our Giving Tree. You put smiles on many faces at Christmas. Without your help this could not have been possible. Thanks to the men and women who helped wrap and deliver the gifts. Our appreciation goes to all. May God Bless You! Joan Boryszewski & committee.

ST. JUDE/NIAGARA GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION PARTNERSHIP
Starting in January we will be collecting Towels, Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, and Toothpaste Please help the homeless of Niagara County.
Thank you very much!

TRAVELING MARY
The Traveling Mary Statue is available to come into your home. Many ask for her when they have a special need or intention, or if they just want the peace and grace that Mary brings to those special people who turn to her. We need to turn back to Mary. We need to set our hearts on fire with love of Mary. She will intercede to her son, Jesus for our needs. If you would like to invite Mary into your home, call Ann at 692-4396.

VOCATIONS
If it does not please you to serve the Lord, decide today who will serve. Joshua addresses the people in the first reading proclaiming, as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. If you think God is calling you and you are willing to report for duty, call Fr. Andrew Lauricella at 847-5535 You can check out the 'Priest of the Month' stories on our website www.buffalovocations.org!

ELECTRONIC DONATIONS NOW AVAILABLE...
These days, many people prefer to make their donations online. If this works for you, just go to our Parish website Home page and click on "Parish Support ." Thank you for being a good steward of the mission of the church entrusted to us by our Lord, Jesus Christ.



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AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS
MASS FOR THE UNBORN
Wed. March 22nd, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga. Rosary - 6:30 pm, Mass - 7 pm
Celebrant & homilist: Rev. James Pribek. SJ. For info: call (716) 833-I715.

Mt. St. Mary Academy - 3756 Delaware Ave. Kenmore is hosting a Beatles Spectacular Concert on Saturday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in the school's auditorium. The show features Mr. Mustard, a Beatles tribute band from Rochester, along with WNY All-Catholic Honors Band and the award-winning Mt. St. Mary Concert Band and Dance Team. Tickets are $l0 presale or $13 at the door. Kids under 8 are free. Homemade desserts will be available during intermission as well as basket raffles and auction items. Call John Hathaway at 877-1358 or 689-l 100 for reservations.

33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY - will be held on Friday, April 7 thru Saturday, May 13 - to Honor Our Lady of Fatima. It will be held at St. Aloysius Parish, 157 Cleveland Drive, Buffalo. There will be a special schedule for Holy Week and Good Friday, which will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Lewiston. Contact Barb if you are interested (8 3 4 - 8 9 9 9.

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, 1055 No. Military Road, will he hosting an Annual Basket Auction on Saturday, March 25th from 10 am - 7 pm. Drawings begin at 7 pm - no children under 10 after 7:00 pm. Preview Day is Friday, March 24th noon - 4 pm. There are over 200 baskets and growing, 4 (l day Disney Hopper passes), $200 Lottery Ticket tree and more.

Diocesan Men's Conference - will be held on April 1st at Cardinal O'Hara High School from 8:30 am - 3 pm. The cost is $30.00. The theme of the Conference is "Courage to Believe" . Bishop Malone will celebrate the closing Mass at 3 pm. All men are welcome!

Help During Pregnancy
Diocesan Pro-Life Office - (716) 847-2205. Project Rachel (post abortion reconciliation) Confidential hotline (716) 847-2211
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