Mass Times for Holy Week:

Holy Thursday Mass - 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Stations - 6:30 p.m. and the Sacred Liturgy of the Passion - 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday Mass - 8:00 p.m. (There will not be 6:00 p.m. Mass on Holy Saturday).
Sunday Masses are at the regular time (8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.).

Confessions Times before Easter

Thursday, April 17 - 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 18 - 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 - 11:00a.m-Noon

The funeral Mass for Clarence Mies, will be celebrated Thursday, April 17th at 10:30 a.m.  The Rosary Vigil will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.

From the Vatican: Pope's Mass: Stay away from narrow thinking

(Romereports.com) In his Thursday morning Mass, the Pope talked about the need to have an open heart and mind. Reflecting on the Gospel reading, he said that with a closed mind, one cannot recognize the Word of God.

POPE FRANCIS
"There is no possibility of dialogue, no possibility of opening yourself to the new things  God brings through the prophets. They killed the prophets, these people; they close the door to the promise of God. When this phenomenon of narrow thinking enters human history, disgrace follows.”
Easter Sunday Easter is the dawn of a new creation. St. John tells us that Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early on the morning of the first day of the week. This is meant to call to mind the first day of creation, when God said, ""Let there be light"" and brought order out of chaos. From the meaninglessness of death, God brings eternal life. This is the central and revolutionary message of Easter."

Gospel: John 20: 1-9

Parish Penance Service

St. Mark’s Penance Service will be Monday of Holy Week (April 14) at 7:00 p.m.  There will be six priests to hear confessions.  The next day, Sacred Heart will be having their Penance Service at 7:00 p.m.  Extra confession times will be held the rest of Holy Week.

Extra Confession Times: April 17th from 5:00-6:00 p.m., April 18th from 5:00-6:00 p.m., and April 19th from 11:00 am - Noon.

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The following family has recently registered in the parish: Josh Adams and Jessica Sigg

Please warmly welcome the newest members to our parish family!

If you are new and are interested in joining the parish, you may contact the Parish office at 796-1604.

The funeral Mass for Mary Seiwert, will be celebrated Friday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m.  The Rosary Vigil will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 10. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.

(Romereports.com) During his Thursday morning Mass, Pope Francis talked about prayer. He explained that most of the times, praying is like talking to a friend: something that everyone does without fear, but freely, just like Moses did at Mount Sinai.

POPE FRANCIS
"Open your heart to prayer. Moses came down from the Mount full of energy: 'I have known more of the Lord .'  And with that strength given to him by prayer, he led his people to the Promised Land. Because prayer strengthens: it strengthens."

Pope Francis added that prayer has the power of changing hearts because it helps to know God better.

Palm Sunday Matthew shows us that, as Jesus resolutely does his Father's will, myriad forms of human dysfunction--betrayal, sloth, stupidity, violence, scapegoating, corruption--break out around him. This is the salvation story: God's compassionate embrace of sinners.

Gospel: Matthew 26: 14-27:66

You are invited for a Friday Lenten Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  Each family/household brings only a pot or crockpot of (meatless) soup.  The parish will provide bread, butter and drinks.

The speaker this Friday will be from Sarah’s Hope, which promotes the dignity of every human life through education in the mass media.  They air TV ads that encourage those struggling to seek help at a pro-life crisis pregnancy center.

On April 11 & 12 Sarah’s Hope will hold a giant sale of books, DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes as a fundraiser.  If you have any of these items to donate, please either bring them to the supper or leave them during the week by the parish office door.

The Lenten Soup Supper will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by Stations of the Cross, and at 7:00 p.m. by Holy Mass.

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