Join us for the FIRST EVER Bunny Hop Trunk Hunt Saturday, April 3 10:00 A.M.—12:00 P.M. Church Parking Lot
The CCW and KOC invite you to the First-Ever Bunny Hop Trunk Hunt! At the end of the “bunny trail” socially distant pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available. The first 50 children will receive an Easter basket filled with prizes!! There will be light refreshments that the children may take home. Everyone must wear a mask and please bring a basket for your treats!
-Giant, Weis or Walmart gift cards ($20 denominations) -OR-
-Financial donations in any amount Deadline: Sunday, March 14, 2021
The Council of Catholic Women (CCW) invites you to join our 2021 Easter Meal Basket Project. Due to COVID restrictions and concerns, this year we are collecting grocery Gift Cards (Giant, Weis, or Walmart) in $20.00 denominations, or financial donations of any amount to help us purchase gift cards. These cards will be given to Silence of Mary and St. Francis of Assisi Church. They will distribute these gift cards in lieu of our usual meal baskets, allowing us to safely spread our message of Easter hope and love.
Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Parish Office, C/O “CCW Easter Project” by Sunday, March 14th.
Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Online only
The Diocesan Virtual Men’s Conference theme is Catholic Men: Defenders of the Faith. Conference speakers and presentations include: Dr. William Donohue, President of the Catholic League (The Catholic Advantage), the Most Rev. Ronald Gainer, DD, JCL, (The Genuineness of Your Faith: Reflections on I Peter), Fr. Frederick Miller, STD, Spiritual Director and Professor, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Archdiocese of Newark, (Men of Mary), and so much more.
Registration fee is $10 per person. Registration Deadline: March 18, 2021 at noon.
Blessed Ashes will be distributed at all Masses following guidelines outlined below.
MODIFICATION OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES
Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, has issued this instruction on the modification of the distribution of ashes for this year. It follows the ancient and biblical custom of sprinkling ashes on the top of the head. Ashes are not to be distributed by touching the forehead, either with the hand or other instrument.
After blessing the ashes and sprinkling them with holy water in silence, the priest addresses those present, reciting once the formula found in the Roman Missal: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.
At that point, the priest “cleanses his hands, puts on a face mask, and distributes ashes to those who come to him or, if appropriate, he goes to those who are standing in their places.”
He then sprinkles the ashes on each person’s head “without saying anything.”
CCW is once again offering tuna salad sandwiches for sale during Lent. This year, our sandwiches will be made by R&K Subs, and available for pre-purchase by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Alycia at 570.590.1116
Pre-Order Deadline: Wednesday, February 17 Sandwich pickup: Friday, February 26
Cost is $5.00 per sandwich. Payment is due when placing your order. All checks made payable to Saint Catherine Laboure CCW and may be sent to the parish office. Be sure to label your envelope CCW Tuna Sandwich Sale.
A member of CCW will contact you the day before pick-up with details. All proceeds benefit CCW programs and programs in the parish and surrounding community.