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Our new EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL is open!
Everyone is invited to come pray, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM until 9 PM!
Welcome to Our Lady of the Snows Parish
Today we celebrate the 3rd Sunday in the Church Season called Ordinary Time. This certainly does not imply that nothing special or important happens liturgically during these days! Especially in the Gospel readings, we share many wonderful stories of some of the miracles that Jesus performed during His ministry. Nothing “ordinary” there!
People are still talking about the get-together that we had a few weeks ago with our new sharing parish – St. Benedicts, located on the north side, roughly at Western and Irving. In addition to having a great time praying and partying with them, they gave us a check for $10,000!
Lots will be happening next Sunday, Feb. 2, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This day used to be called Candlemas. We will have blessed candles available for you to take home and to light in times of storms, when someone dies, or simply when praying. Feel free to purchase one for yourself or your family. That same weekend, after all the Masses, we will also offer the Blessing of Throats in honor of St. Blasé, whose feast day is Feb. 3.
Feb. 2 is also the day of our second annual Super Bowl Party here at OLS. We will watch the game on big screen TV, have a chili cooking contest, and enjoy each others company. You must be 21 or over to participate. Tickets are $25 each, and are available at the rectory.
As I write this, we have just completed the first full week of the Adoration Chapel being open and in use. I think it will be a wonderful blessing for the parish. Right now, the Chapel is open Monday – Friday from 9AM until 9PM. Right now, people are just dropping in, but eventually, we will need to have 2 people every hour who are assigned to be the “official” adorers on behalf of the parish. Just for your information, every penny of the cost of building this Chapel was covered by cash donations, or the donation of materials and/or labor. This is a blessing in itself!
Please pray for our 8th graders and high school students who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Feb. 16 with Bishop Rojas. They will all gather next Saturday from 9 AM until Noon for their Spirit Day.
Mark your calendars for the following dates: Feb. 22 at 6PM for the Parish Appreciation Party, and March 1 at 6PM for our first ever Stooges Fest. Both events will be in the Kinsella Hall.
As you know, this past Tuesday, we began a major Archdiocesan Capital Campaign entitled “To Teach Who Christ Is”. The purpose of this campaign is to help our School and REP Program continue to thrive in the years ahead. As you know, schools are being closed this year. OLS never wants to be on that list!