Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
MARCH 2, 2021
"Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God."
— St. Ignatius of Loyola
A bit chilly and windy today, stay warm and safe. March has come in like a Lion. God Bless!
Daily Mass is celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday and Friday this week.
The rosary is recited at 8:40 a.m.
First Friday Adoration is this Friday, March 5th.
If you would like to participate, we would love to have you. If you can no longer participate, please let the office know.
Call the office if you would like to cover an hour or just come.
A new schedule is being updated and will be put up in the church soon.
Stations of the Cross is this Friday Evening at 7:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Drive Thru Dinner
Join us on March 13
5-6:30pm for a Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner Drive Thru.
We will be serving the full meal (corn beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, roll and dessert).
All you have to do is call us in the parish hall and we will bring the dinner out to you. You never have to leave your car! (There is no sit down meal only Drive Thru)
MUST RESERVE YOUR MEAL AND PAY AHEAD
to ensure we have enough food to serve everyone by March 5
. Please call the rectory at 508-752-1608 (8am-2pm).
The cost is $10.00/free will offering.
Great News - Worldwide Marriage Encounter has gone "Virtual"!
To support married couples during this time of social distancing, Worldwide Marriage Encounter is sponsoring virtual marriage experiences. Some are on weekends and some span multiple weeks on a given weekday. Couples will explore their individual personality styles, improve listening and communication skills, understand God’s plan for their marriage, and learn how to keep their relationship a priority. Registration is limited and a $100 application fee is required. For more information or to apply, call at or visit them at
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” Bring God into your marriage to honor Him by going on a virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience on
Friday/Saturday/Sunday March 19-21
Thursdays/Mondays April 8-29
MEDITATION OF THE DAY
"Our Blessed Lord, bound like a thief, is conducted through the public streets of Jerusalem accompanied by a large body of soldiers who indulge their rage and hatred by ill-treating Him in every possible way, and surrounded by a multitude of people who overwhelm Him with insults and maledictions, and rejoice over His misfortunes. Jesus advances, His feet bare, and His strength utterly exhausted by all His mental and bodily sufferings, offering up the ignominy and tortures He is now enduring, to His Eternal Father, for the salvation of my soul. The soldiers render His position still more painful, by inviting people to approach and see their renowned prisoner, while Jesus proceeds on His way in the midst of them, with a humble demeanor and with downcast eyes, to teach us what value we should set on the esteem and honor of the world, and the applause of men. But a few days previously Jesus had passed through these same streets, applauded and honored by the crowd as the Messiah, and now, abandoned even by His disciples, He is followed only by perfidious enemies who seek His death, and unite in deriding and insulting Him as a malefactor, and the last of men. Such is the duration of the honors and praises of the world! Learn hence to seek the good pleasure of God alone, to labor for the acquisition of a right to the immortal honors of Paradise, and to practice patience under humiliation, from the example of Jesus."
— Fr. Ignatius of the Side of Jesus
VERSE OF THE DAY
"A slave of the Lord should not quarrel, but should be gentle with everyone, able to teach, tolerant, correcting opponents with kindness. It may be that God will grant them repentance that leads to knowledge of the truth, and that they may return to their senses out of the devil’s snare, where they are entrapped by him, for his will."
2 Timothy 2:24-26
MORNING OFFERING PRAYER
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen.
"For prayer is nothing else than being in terms of friendship with God."
Saint Teresa of Avila
Sacred Heart- St. Catherine's
on Tuesday, March 2 at 9:48AM