Pray, Fast and Give – Lent 2018

Our Lenten Calendar lists all of the activities intended to make this holy season more meaningful as we prepare for Easter. Here are some upcoming events . . .

Lenten Service Opportunity
Often we hear in the Gospel how Jesus takes care of our physical needs by healing those who are afflicted by disease and feeding those who are hungry.  This Lenten season there is an opportunity for us to feed those who are hungry.  On Saturday, March 10th we can help bring food to the hungry at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.  We will meet at St. Mary’s at 7:45AM and carpool to the food bank.  We will be back by noon.  Please sign up by March 5th by e-mailing Deacon John at

Daylight Saving Time Begins on Sunday March 11th.  Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour.

St. Patrick’s Mass – March 11th
Our annual St. Patrick’s celebration will be held on Sunday, March 11th at the 10AM Mass.  Following Mass, all are invited to join us for a social in Szelest Hall featuring tea, soda bread, Irish dancing, and bagpipes.

Feast of St. Joseph – March 19th
The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated on Monday, March 19th.  In addition to our usual daily Mass schedule of 7AM and 8:45AM, we will have a parish liturgy at 7:30PM followed by a social featuring St. Joseph’s bread and pastries in the Spiritual Formation Center.

New Mass Book
The Mass book for 2019 will open beginning on Wednesday, March 7, at 9AM.  Please note that only 5 Masses will be available to each person requesting Masses for 2019: one Sunday, one Holyday and three weekdays.  This will ensure that all parishioners have equal opportunity to arrange for Masses for their family and loved ones.


Details on these and other events can be found in the Lenten Calendar, linked above.