Saturday February 14 5:30 pm Edmund Golembiewski Sunday February 15 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 am Our Parishioners 9:00 am Anthony Nocerino 10:30 am Barbara Klein 12:00 pm Chancey Cristantiello Monday February 16 6:45 am Richard Hertzig Tuesday February 17 6:45 am Fausto Tassan Wednesday February 18 Ash Wednesday 6:45 am Edwin Rodriguez 12:00 pm Frances Fioretti 7:30 pm Thomas Capko Thursday February 19 6:45 am Charlie and Ann Gatto 12:00 pm Fr. William Weithorn Friday February 20 6:45 am Bart and Millie Marino 12:00 pm Special intention of Sr. Elizabeth Lee Saturday February 21 8:00 am Fr. Brendan Malloy 5:30 pm Helen and Ed Luczyn Sunday February 22 1st Sunday of Lent 7:30 am Rose Razzano 9:00 am Our Parishioners 10:30 am Barbara Klein 12:00 pm Blanca Taylor PRAY FOR THE SICK Please remember in your prayers those who are ill, especially Kristin Petrasek, Connie Ingrassia, Jack Dolan, Martin Schwartz, Dawn Badalamenti, Christopher Fraclose, John Stringer, Kevin Cunniff, John Bracco, Arline Forte, Nancy Huber, Gene Caulfield, Jeanine Niehoff, Saskia Kane, Lindsay Lampach, Joy Skubic, Edward Sotelo, John Voorhees, Sr. Bernadette Weller, Joan Kellenberger, Marie Cardone, Monica Brennan, Kevin Graney, Robert Walsh, Josephine Banda, Msgr. Edward Hajduk and Ruth Harris. St. Catherine of Siena 10 N Pocono Rd, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 Website: www.stcatherine-ml.org Parish Office 973-334-7131 Fax: 973-334-3202 [email protected] Religious Education 973-334-5257 [email protected] ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Ashes will be blessed and distributed at 6:45 am, 12:00 noon and 7:30 pm Masses and at the 4:15 pm Liturgy of the Word Scripture Readings February 22, 2015 First Sunday in Lent First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15 God made a promise to Noah that he would never again devastate the entire planet with a flood. He also told Noah that the symbol of this promise would be a rainbow in the clouds. Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22 This letter from Peter reminds all people that Christ died for us so that we might be led to God. We have been saved by our baptism; not a physical cleansing, but a promise to continually strive to obey God. Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 Mark briefly tells of Jesus’ stay in the desert, where he was tested by Satan. He did not give in to temptation, but reappeared in Galilee to proclaim the good news. REMINDER: The Evening of Recollection and Dinner for Ushers and the Adult Music Ministry will be held this Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center. THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH Sunday, February 15 Library open 11:45 to 12:00pm 1:00 to 1:30pm NO CCD, MOMS & TOTS, OR CHOIR PRACTICE THIS WEEK Wednesday, February 18 Library open 11:00 to 12:00pm 12:45 to 1:00 pm Thursday, February 19 Evening of Recollection: Ushers and Music Ministry 6:30 pm Friday, February 20 Stations of the Cross 7:30 pm Mystery Players practice following Stations Saturday, February 21 Confession 4:00 to 5:00pm Sunday, February 22 Library open 11:45 to 12:00pm 1:00 to 1:30pm Mystery Players Practice 5:00 pm LENT LAWS OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE DURING LENT: Days of Fast and Abstinence (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday): No meat. Limit of one full meal on these days for all who have completed their 18th year and have not reached their 60th year. Days of Abstinence: (All Fridays in Lent.) No meat For all who have completed their 14th year. Weekdays of Lent: There is no obligation to fast. However, voluntary acts of self-denial are recommended. Easter Duty Obligation: After they have received their First Holy Communion, Catholics are bound by the obligation of receiving Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept should be fulfilled during Lent or the Easter Season. Catholics are also bound to confess serious (mortal) sins at least once a year, but this is not limited to the Lenten/Easter Season. DEVOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Daily Mass beginning with Ash Wednesday: Monday through Friday 6:45 am & 12:00 noon Stations of the Cross: Friday evenings in church at 7:30 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation: Monday evenings of Lent 7:00 to 8:30 pm February 23-March 23 Word Among Us Lenten prayer book (found on the table in the vestibule) Parish Mission: March 23, 24, and 25 Have a great week! STEWARDSHIP Sunday Collection for February 8 $5,469. God bless you for your generosity. LUNCH WITH A LEPRECHAUN Saturday, March 7 Our Lady of the Lakes Knights of Columbus Council #3359 will host Lunch with a Leprechaun from noon to 2:00 pm in the parish center. Children age 3 to 12, $8. Adults $12. Tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit our troops. ADULT FAITH FORMATION In response to the Parish Survey which requested more adult education and discussions on contemporary Catholic issues, the following programs will be given in the Parish Center during Lent. Sign-up sheets are in the vestibule. On Tuesday mornings March 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Dr. Barry Rankin will lead a discussion series entitled, LIVING WITH GOD IN PRAYER. Dr. Rankin earned his degree in theology at the Angelicum University in Rome. During his teaching career he served on the faculty at the Passionist Theologate in Louisville, at St. Mainrad Archabbey in Indiana and at Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. He has also conducted many retreats and workshops throughout the Midwest. Please come and take this opportunity to enrich your life with God in prayer! Beginning on Thursday, February 26th and continuing through the Thursdays in March, Sister Bernadette Weller will discuss Matthew Kelly’s, REDISCOVER CATHOLICISM. Gatherings will begin at 10:30 and end at 11:30. WOMEN’S ANNUAL RETREAT The Women’s Annual Retreat will be held March 13-1415 at Villa Pauline in Mendham, NJ.Retreat master is Fr. Jim Termyna. Weekend will include stations of the cross, confessions and Mass all celebrated at the Villa. Cost is $175. Join us for a weekend of prayer, spiritual reflection and friendship! Please contact Cretia at 973989-9901 or Cheryl at 973-334-5445 to sign up for this wonderful weekend! KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISH AND CHIPS Our Lady of Lakes Council 3359, Denville, will host its annual Fish and Chips dinner on Friday, February 20 in St. Mary’s Prep School cafeteria, Rt. 46 Denville, from 5 to 7 PM. Fish & Chips prepared by Argyle’s of Kearny. Take-out available. Contact Ed Gabel 627-7119 or Bob Lyons 627-7905 for further Information. Dinners are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, $8 for children under 12. COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN Thank you to those parishioners who served 175 meals on Feb. 9 to the working poor and homeless at the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown: Katherine DiRicco, Randy Doran, Al and Esther Falivene, Michele Gregorek, Joan Kellenberger, Carol Kennedy, Joe McLaughlin, Dom and Pat Miliano, Mary Anne Schuster, Antoinette Shanker, Anne Smith and Lillian Wagner. Thank you also to Rose Ann Cotreau and her friends for all the baked goods.
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