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Good News for March 31st

A Prayer for Justice during the Trial of Derek Chauvin: We are broken-hearted, sickened, and outraged to relive the horror of the death of George Floyd. This case has been another wake-up call that needs to be answered by each of us in a spirit of determined conversion. Racism is not a thing of the past or simply a throwaway political issue to be bandied about when convenient. It is a real and present danger that must be met head on. As members of the Church, we must stand for the more difficult right and just actions instead of the easy wrongs of indifference. We cannot turn a blind eye to these atrocities and yet still try to profess to respect every human life. Please Lord extend your hand over this trial that justice may be served. We serve a You, a God of love, mercy, and justice. Lord, hear our prayer and lead our nation to a new and better place. Amen. Please join us on Good Friday at 7pm for the Stations of the Cross that will have a theme of Overcoming Racism.

Please come to Church this Wednesday morning (8:30am to 9:30am) or evening (6:30pm to 8:00pm) to celebrate God's love for you!

Are you praying for our young disciples? They need the prayers of our entire Church Family…not just their parents and grandparents. Let’s cover them in prayer as they persevere in a difficult school year (and their parents as well). Please continue to share these CHILDREN’S LITURGY reflections with our young disciples so that they are formed in the ways of Christ! Please share THIS VIDEO FROM LISA ELDRIDGE. Please download the worksheet as well: CLOW-Apr4

CONFESSION: Father Chris will be available for Confession on Wednesday, March 31st from 8:30am to 9;30am and from 6:30pm to 8:00pm (please enter the Church through the ramp door; Fr Chris will be set up in the sanctuary where you can confess face to face or behind the screen). Need help preparing for confession? HOLY THURSDAY: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm (and on YouTube) No Washing of the Feet this year to honor health precautions. Quiet Prayer until 10pm at the Repository (in the back of Church this year to allow for distancing). GOOD FRIDAY: Service of the Passion at 3pm (download the Passion if you would like to follow along; we will reverence the Cross with a bow but there will be no “contact” in respect to health precautions) and Stations of the Cross at 7pm (our Stations will have the theme of Overcoming Racism and have a particular intention for an end to violence in our City. Both on YouTube. EASTER VIGIL: Mass at 7pm.EASTER SUNDAY: Alleluia! Masses at 8am and 10am (which is on YouTube; weather permitting the speakers will be outside as well). Good-Fridays-PassionDownload

Join us this Sunday to celebrate the JOY of EASTER! If you are concerned about the crowds that may be attending Mass on Sunday at 8am and 10am, why not join us for the Easter Vigil on Saturday at 7pm (there is no 5pm on Saturday). While the Mass is normally a "long one" this year it will not be so long - join us!

Father Chris and Richara recently offered three Evenings of Reflection for the Diocese of Camden. Each session is available on YouTube and can be viewed at anytime in the days leading to Easter as a personalized Lenten Retreat. Night One: How do I turn away from sin? Night Two: How can I be more faithful to the Gospel? Night Three: Why does it matter if I return to the Church? Please make time (each session is less than an hour with the talk, beautiful music and prayer) and please share with others as well!

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