Ash Wednesday

Through the centuries Ash Wednesday has been a solemn day of Fast and Abstinence among Christians as we begin our Lenten journey.  Catholics ages 18 to 59 are to keep the Fast, limiting themselves to only one full meal and two lesser meals with no snacks in-between.  Catholics 14 and older are obliged to observe days of abstinence from meat products.  This day begins our Lenten observance of mortification and self-denial.   Ashes are placed upon our heads as a sign of our commitment to this penitential season.   Our services will be:

-9:00 AM Mass with Distribution of Ashes at Immaculate Conception

-Noon Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Ashes at St. Agnes

-7:00 PM Stations of the Cross at Immaculate Conception with Distribution of Ashes

Fish Fry

FISH FRY

Annual Lenten Fish Fries will start this Friday, February 16th, and continue every Friday of Lent, except Good Friday, in the Parish Center.  Take-outs will begin at 4:00PM and dinners will be served starting at 4:30 until 6:30PM.  The menu includes Haddock (deep fried or baked), fried shrimp, or fried oysters.  All meals are served with macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, bread, dessert and beverage.  Child / Petite meals will also be offered. Chances to win cash prizes from $100 to $500 will be available for $1.00 each, with the drawing on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00PM.  Everyone is encouraged to attend the fish fries where you are assured a quality meal served by nice people in a friendly environment. fishfry

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

 

The Office of Religious Education is looking for volunteers who would like to help out with Vacation Bible School this year. High school students looking to complete service hours needed for Confirmation requirements are encouraged to help out. If you are interested and available the mornings of June 18-22, please contact Tammy or Mazzie at 570-748-7303 or   tnesbitt@dioceseaj.org; mhau@dioceseaj.org.

 

This year’s VBS is called, “Message Received: Hearing God’s Call.” We’ll learn that God had a special message for people like Samuel, Esther, Mary, the disciples, and Lydia and that He continues to call all of us, and that when we follow that call, we are forever changed.