FINANCIAL PEACE CLASSES
What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. If you’re interested in learning more about the class, email email@example.com - because we’re offering it at Saint Mary’s Parish just for you starting Monday, April 23, 2018. Follow this link for a special discount on materials and to register.
Stations of the Cross
Wednesday Evenings of Lent at 7 pm
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
7 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
Adoration till 11 pm
2 pm Solemn Liturgy
4 pm Easter Church Decorating
12 pm Blessing of the Food
8 pm Easter Vigil
8 am - 10 am - 12 pm
Saturday: 11:30AM - 12:30PM or by Appointment.
Reconciliation: How to make a Good Confession
Contact the Business Office at 412-221-1560.
LEAVE THE LIGHT ON
March 21 - 6 pm - 9 pm
Monday through Saturday: 7:30AM
(Communion Service on Thursdays: 7:30AM)
Tuesday: 7:00PM Precious Blood Novena/Benediction
(Vigil) Saturday: 4:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM & 10:30AM
Sunday: 9:15AM-10:15AM (Grades 6, 7 & 8)
Monday: 5:00PM-6:00PM (Grades K, 1, 2, 3) 6:15PM-7:15PM (Grades 4 & 5)
High School Faith Formation with the Pastor
One Sunday Monthly: 2:00PM-3:30PM
(Grades 9 through 12)
OUR LENTEN CROSS
A Lenten Cross will be placed in the front of the Church near the Altar during Lent. The original was created about 1600 A.D., and is actually an extension of the Advent wreath and the Christmas tree. As the Christmas season ended, Catholics in northern Europe found themselves facing the continuing bleakness of winter. So they saved a piece of the tree’s trunk to help them remember God’s promise of Eternal Life. Historically, on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, the people would split a tree trunk in half and fashion a cross. Then they drilled six holes into the wood and inserted six candles, similar to the Advent wreath. The first candle with lit on Ash Wednesday and again o the first Sunday of Lent. The remaining candles were lit the following five Sundays. The first candle is black. Lit on Ash Wednesday, the black candle reminds worshippers of their own mortality and sin. The four purple candles are lit on the first, second, third and fifth Sundays, inviting the faithful to go to confession and do penance. The rose candle is lit on the fourth Sunday of Lent, also called Laetare or Joy. It reminds people their Lenten penance is almost over and Easter is near. The red candle is the last to be lit on Palm Sunday.
A Parish is a faith community, praying community and serving community. It is as members that we gather for the sacraments, celebrate marriages and present our children for religious education and the sacraments of initiation. And, as members, we have the privilege of being a sponsor for Baptism and Confirmation.
If you would like to become a member of Saint Mary, print the REGISTRATION FORM HERE, complete and return via mail, email firstname.lastname@example.org or collection basket. You may also pick up a registration form at any church exit.
Saint Mary Parish
10 St. Mary's Lane, Cecil, PA 15321
"A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust"
Pastor: Rev. Stan M. Gregorek
Deacon Leonard M. Thomas, Jr.