ST. PATRICK’S DINNER & Shamrock Raffle
Join us on Saturday, March 18th for an evening of Irish fun (no... you don't have to be Irish!). Appetizers will be served at 5:00, followed by the traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner at 5:30. Suggested donation is $18 per person, and includes appetizers, dinner, desert, hot/cold beverages and live entertainment. (Alcoholic beverages will not be provided, however, you can BYOB). Tickets will be on sale after Masses on the weekends of March 4th/5th and 11th/12th, or at the parish office during normal business hours. DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS MARCH 12! If you are unable to attend the evening, but don't want to miss out on the traditional Irish meal, then ask about ordering it "to go". For more information, contact Jane at (978) 649-3404 or email@example.com.
THE CATECHISM IN A YEAR… AND POPES TOO!
As we begin a new year, why not begin a new way of expanding our Catholic faith in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand way? In 1992, Pope John Paul II promoted the well-known, precise and ‘many-paged’book entitled Catechism of the Catholic Church. For many of us, to undertake reading this book is an overwhelming task, and we miss out on the richness it has to offer. So, in 2002, the Holy Father, in his wisdom, instructed that a composition of the catechism be prepared. This work was entrusted to a Commission of Cardinals, presided over by the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, better known to us today as Pope Benedict XVI. In the announcement of its publication, Pope Benedict described the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as “A faithful and sure synthesis of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.” He stated that the work “contains, in concise form, all the essential and fundamental elements of the Church’s faith.” The Compendium is structured in 4 parts, and consists of 598 questions and answers. We invite you to read this wonderful work of our faith. By visiting [HERE] you can sign up to have one email a day (Monday – Friday), which will carry you through the catechism in a year. And don’t let your quest for knowledge stop here! Do you know your popes!? We know the current pope traces his authority all the way back to the first pope (St. Peter). But do you know much about all the popes in between? Join us on a journey from St. Peter all the way to Pope Francis. Each weekday morning, we'll send you a short, engaging 2-minute mini-bio about one pope. By the end of the year, you'll know something about every single one! Click [HERE] to register for Popes in a Year.