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Three Lent and Holy Week Resources
- 1) Your Guide to Lent —
- Stations of the Cross.
- What are you doing for Lent this year?
- What almsgiving really means.
- Fasting and abstinence.
- Families can make Lenten membories.
- 10 tips for making the season more meaningful.
- The story behind Passion plays.
- Lenten prayers and devotions.
- Pretzels: A Lenten treat.
- 2) KISS and the 1-1-1 Plan
- Keep • It • Simple • Sinner ... One sin + One add-in + One give up
- The Seven Deadly Sins
- The Big Three
- The Lenten prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian
- Pope Benedict XVI + Scripture + Additional resources
- 3) Your Guide to Holy Week
- Holy Week quiz with answers
- The seven last words of Jesus
- Celebrations of Our Lord's passion and his glorious resurrection date to earliest days of Christianity
- Holy Week customs
- 12 ways to make Holy Week more meaningful
- The Chrism Mass
- The Sacred Triduum
Because of the seriousness of this flu season, Bishop Bartchak has asked that the Precious Blood of the Lord not be offered at Mass temporarily. It is the belief of the Catholic Church that the whole Body of Christ is present under either form of consecrated bread and wine. Also, the exchange of the sign of peace should avoid bodily contact. A reverent nod with eye contact and a smile will be the temporary practice. Reception of Holy Communion on the hand is encouraged; however, reception on the tongue may not be denied. These norms are in effect throughout the winter months or until the flu season is over.
You can now submit prayer requests, from our website, to our Parish Prayer Chain.
Saturday — 4:00 PM
Sunday — 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon
Monday — Friday - 8:30 AM
Easter and Christmas Mass times: See the Bulletin
Other Holy Days:
Vigil of — 7:00 PM
Day of — 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 7:00 PM
Visit masstimes.org to find a convenient Catholic Church.
Saturday — 12:00 Noon and after 4:00 PM Mass
Baptism of Infants and Young Children
Parents should contact the rectory well before an expected Baptism, before birth when possible, to prepare for and schedule baptisms. Call the Rectory Office at 814-944-8509 to learn more.
A two-year formal preparation begins when your child is enrolled in Religious Education, either while attending the Parochail School or Saint Rose of Lima Sunday School. To learn more, contact Bernice Shoenfelt at 814-944-8509.
First Holy Communion
A two-year formal preparation begins when your child is enrolled in Religious Education, either while attending Parochial School or Saint Rose of Lima Sunday School. To learn more, contact Bernice Shoenfelt at 814-944-8509.
Preparation begins in grade nine. To learn more, contact Bernice Shoenfelt at 814-944-8509.
Adults and older children considering a Religious Vocation may contact the Rectory at 814-944-8509.
Couples interested in celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony must meet with a priest at least nine months before the proposed wedding date. To learn more, contact Father Saylor or Father Spishak at 814-944-8509.
Anointing of the Sick
Arrangements can be made by contacting the Rectory at 814-944-8509.
RCIA means Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children. Christian Initiation is a spiritual journey of adults and children. It is a process by which uncatechized individuals and individuals Baptized in another Christian denomination learn about the Catholic Church. Catholic sponsors who are willing to share their faith experiences with new members and journey with them throughout the process are always needed. Those seeking to become Catholic may contact the Rectory at 814-944-8509.
If you would like to have our Parish Prayer Chain pray for your intentions, please comelete the form below. A copy of what you submit will be sent to the email address you provide below. All fields are required.