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Today is Commitment Sunday for the Catholic Services Appeal. The most recent issue of “Faith Magazine” gives us a clear picture of how Catholic Charities helps people of all ages throughout the expansive 13 county region that comprises our diocese. Territorially, it is the largest in the state. As I head to Prep in the morning I see people lining up for the “Bishop’s Breakfast” that the CSA funds and individuals leaving the Saint Patrick’s Haven, another local agency that is supported by CSA. I also pass St. Martin’s Center, a Catholic Charities Agency, which has a 70 year history of reaching out to the poor and marginalized. Please do your best to help us exceed our diocesan goal of $87,024. Every penny that we raise above that target will remain here to help us with our own parish projects. These include upgrading of the sound system in church, the replacement of the galvanized water line into the rectory, the replacement of the broken clay drainage tiles underneath the blacktop in the lower section of the St. James Place parking lot, and the repair and sealing of our three parking lots. No gift is too large - no gift is too small - and EVERY gift is important. Please help us if you possibly can.
Ash Wednesday, March 5, marks the beginning of Lent. Ashes will be distributed at 6:45 AM, during the 7:00 AM Mass, at 10:30, during the 12:10 Mass, at 3:30, at 4:00, at 4:30, during the 5:15 Mass and at a Scripture Service at 7:00 PM.
Stations of the Cross and Benediction will be held on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM. Bible Study on Monday evenings at 6:30 at the school
I received a nice thank you letter from the couples who spoke about Marriage Encounter at the Masses two weeks ago. They were impressed by the warmth and friendliness of our parishioners and how full our church is for Mass.
The following Cathedral Prep students received honors during the latest marking period. First Honors were achieved by Jacob Murawski and Alexander Madura. Kevin Bello received Second Honors.
Our annual Casino Night and reverse raffle, featuring “Buffalo Road Style Chili” will be held on Saturday, March 22. Tickets will be available soon at the rectory or school. Our School Advisory Board met recently to finalize plans for this event. If you can lend a hand, please call the rectory or one of the members of the board. The board members include: Aaron Chase, Greg Breski, Adam Ladaika, Mark Dalton, Tom Forish, Sandy Benek, Vicki Zellefrow, Lisa Repko, Bridgette Kucharski, and Rob Adamczyk.