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Our Lady of the Snows Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday Weekend April 12 & 13

Mass Times: Saturday 5:00 PM (English)

Sunday 7:30 AM (English) 9:00 AM (Polish), 10:30 AM (English) 12:30 PM (Spanish)

Solemn Outdoor Procession at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM Masses

Holy Thursday April 17

Mass Time: 7:00 PM Multi-Lingual. Bus Tour Leaves After Mass

Solemn Adoration after Mass until Midnight Tenebrae Service at 11:45PM

Good Friday April 18

Liturgy of the Lord’s Death (English) 3:00 PM

Wielki Piątek (Po Polsku) 5:00 PM

Liturgia de la Muerte del Señor (Español) 7:00 PM

Holy Saturday April 19

Blessing of Easter Baskets 11:00 AM

Solemn Easter Vigil 7:00 PM Multi-Lingual

Easter Sunday April 20

Mass Times: 6:00 AM (Po Polsku), 7:30 AM (English), 9:00 AM (English) 10:30 AM (English) 12:30 PM (Español)

Lenten Reconciliation Services

Monday April 14 7:00PM Confessions in English, Spanish and Polish

Wednesday April 16 Healing of Memories Service in English

Welcome to Our Lady of the Snows Parish

Dear Fellow Parishioners:

Today we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent. The Gospel today is the familiar story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead. This is one of the few times in the Gospels where Jesus weeps, showing his humanity, his connection to us, his sharing in the very same deep emotions that you and I feel. And yet, just like, Lazarus, Our Lord is constantly calling us out of the darkness of the tomb to share in His life!

Today, we celebrate the 3rd Scrutiny. Ashley Pac and Juan Capistran, are with us again today at the 10:30 Mass, to ask us to bless them and pray together with them as their journey of faith nears its completion at the Easter Vigil. Blessings!

Plan ahead now for Lenten Confession. Our Lenten Reconciliation will be on Monday, April 14, at 7:00PM. Confessions will be heard in English, Spanish and Polish. On Wednesday, April 16, at 7PM, we will do the Healing of Memories Prayer Service. This is a beautiful prayer that lasts about an hour. It is in English. Those of you who went last year know how great this was. Please come!

We will be having a bus tour again, but I have not finalized the list of the Churches that we will visit, but I think we will head up north this year and visit our sharing parish, St. Benedict, and some of the churches in that area, possibly St. Andrew, St. Mary of the Lake, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Thomas of Canterbury and St. Matthias. This will be on Holy Thursday, April 17, leaving OLS at about 8:30 or 9PM (after the evening Mass), and returning here by about Midnight. Call the parish office to sign up!

The next Carnival Planning Meeting will be April 1st at 7PM in Kinsella Hall (no fooling)! We are already off to a great start. Please include in your daily prayers the success of our To Teach Who Christ Is Campaign!

The Eucharistic Chapel will resume its normal hours, and will be open from 9AM until 9PM, Monday through Friday.

We are in a very difficult place financially. It has been a very hard winter. Our heating bills and snow-plowing costs have soared, the heating unit in the school has needed constant repair, and all of this is very expensive! Mass attendance (and also contributions) have been down for the same reason. We are approaching the end of our fiscal year, which is always a tight time, and we have a lot of unpaid bills that need to be dealt with. We are working as hard as we can to use the money that we have frugally and wisely, but it just isn’t there. Please consider making up any missed contributions, or make a special offering to help us out of this hole!

Blessings!

Fr. Stan