Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Time: 7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Time: 9:00 PM–11:59 PM
Location: St. Kateri Room
Dramatized Stations of the Cross – Good Friday at 12:30pm and 7:00pm
In its 30th year, the American Martyrs 8th Grade students
will continue their tradition of dramatizing the Stations of the Cross.
Good Friday services continue after the Dramatization.
Friday Lenten Dinner
Time: 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Location: O’Donnell Hall
Good Friday Services – Evening
Time: 7:00 PM–9:30 PM
Time: 7:30 PM–10:00 PM
EASTER SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Mass Location Music Group
6:30am Church Latin/11:30am Choir
7:00am O’Donnell Cantor/Piano (David)
8:00am Church Cantor/Piano (David)
8:15am O’Donnell Cantor/Guitar (Deacon Derek)
9:30am Church The 9:30am Choir
9:45am O’Donnell Guitar Choir (5:00pm Sunday)
11:30am Church The 11:30am Choir
11:45am O’Donnell The 5:00pm Saturday Choir
1:00pm Church Cantor/Piano (Sean & Nathan)
5:00pm Church Guitar Choir (5:00pm Sunday)
Some insights on what to expect from our new Holy Father at:
O God, who in your providential design
willed that your Church be built
upon blessed Peter, whom you set over the other apostles,
look with favor, we pray, on Francis, our Pope,
and grant that he, whom you have made Peter’s successor,
may be for your people a visible source and foundation
of unity in faith and of communion.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
Watching, Waiting, Praying . . . .
1. The But → Positive Technique.
This simple strategy helps you turn your complaints into positive thoughts, solutions, and actions. It
works like this. When you realize you are complaining, you simply add
the word but and then add a positive thought or positive action.
• I don’t like driving to work for an hour but I’m thankful I can drive
and that I have a job.
• I don’t like that I’m out of shape but I love feeling great so I’m going
to focus on exercising and eating right.
2. Focus on “Get To” instead of “Have To.”
Too often we complain
and focus on what we have to do. We say things like “I have to go to
work.” “I have to drive here.” “I have to do this or that.” Instead, shift
your perspective and realize it’s not about having to do anything. You
get to do things. You get to live this life. You get to go to work while so
many are unemployed. You get to drive in traffic while so many don’t
even have a car or are too sick to travel. Focus on what you get to do.
Focus on feeling blessed instead of stressed. Focus on gratitude.
3. Turn Complaints into Solutions.
The goal is not to eliminate all complaining. The intent is to eliminate the kind of mindless
complaining that doesn’t serve a greater purpose and allow
complaining that is justified and worthwhile. The opposite of mindless
complaining is justified complaining. The former is negative and the
latter is positive. The different is intent. With mindless complaining,
you are mindlessly focusing on problems; however, with justified
complaining you identify a problem, and the complaint moves you
toward a solution. Every complaint represents an opportunity to turn a
negative into a positive.
No Complaining Videos
These videos are worth running again even if you saw them last Lent.
Fridays during Lent are NO Complaining Days!!
THE NO COMPLAINING RULE
“Employees are not allowed to
mindlessly complain to their
coworkers. If they have a
problem or complaint about
their job, the parish,
our parishioners, or anything else,
they are encouraged
to bring the issue
to someone who is in a position to
address the complaint. However, the
employees must share one or two possible
solutions to their complaint as well.
5 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF COMPLAIN
1. Practice Gratitude.
Research shows that
when wecount three
blessings a day,
we get a measurable boost
in happiness that uplifts
and energizes us. It’s also physiologically impossible
to be stressedand thankful at the same time.
Two thoughts cannot occupy our mind at the same time.
If you are focusing on gratitude, you can’t be negative.
You can also energize and engageyour coworkers by letting
them know you are grateful for them and their work.
2. Praise Others.
Instead of complaining about what others are doing
wrong, start focusing on what they are doing right. Praise them and
watch as they create more success as a result. Of course, point out
their mistakes so they can learn and grow, but make sure you give
three times as much praise as criticism.
3. Focus on Success.
Start a success journal. Each night before you
go to bed, write down the one great thing about your day.
The one great conversation, accomplishment,
or win that you are most proud of. Focus on your success,
and you’ll look forward to creating more success tomorrow.
4. Let Go.
Focus on the things that you have the power
to change, and let go of the things that are beyond
your control. You’ll be amazed that when you stop
trying to control everything, it all somehow works out.
5. Pray and Meditate.
Scientific research shows that these daily
practices reduce stress; boost positive energy;
and promote health, vitality, and longevity.
When you are faced with the urge to complain
or you are feeling stressed to the max, stop, be still, plug-in to the
ultimate power, and recharge.
Thought For Today
‘Lent is above all a time of prayer, for withdrawing a little from the hustle and bustle of daily life to be alone with God.’ ~Vincent Twomey
It seems like yesterday that we put away the Christmas decorations and here we are today celebrating Ash Wednesday! Despite so many changes in how people express their beliefs and spirituality, Ash Wednesday still holds big appeal. Why do we put dirty ashes on our foreheads today? It’s not a good luck charm but an outward sign that we’re mortal, fragile and merely pilgrims passing through this world. We take the ashes to remind ourselves that we are not perfect and that we struggle sometimes with different things happening in life including our faith. We take them to remind us that we are part of God’s creation and that we’re also equal in God’s eyes. The ashes are also a sign of hope reminding others that we’re willing to do something positive in our spiritual lives. Lent starts today and perhaps we may not be quite ready for it but it has the promise and potential to be a worthwhile journey.
Today is my gift to you. http://www.todayismygifttoyou.ie/