04/14 - Consecration to Jesus Through Mary
Message from the Pastor
Beloved in Christ,
He is risen! Indeed, He is risen!
Now that Lent is over and we are a couple of weeks into the Easter Season, does this mean we are done with fasting and abstinence until Ash Wednesday of 2022?
This article is excellent in explaining how fasting and abstinence are excellent medicines for spiritual growth; and what Holy Mother Church requires and recommends of her children.
Connecting the dots of what is written in the article and all the hyperlinks it provides, we learn:
“What is required:
All the Christian faithful must do penance, generally.
We must observe penance particularly during the season of Lent and on all Fridays during the year (except for Solemnities).
On penitential days we are to engage in prayer, acts of charity, and self-denial.
Catholics age 14 and over are required to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent.
Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are required to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Fasting allows for one full meal, though this does not prohibit taking other food if needed (provided it does not equal a full meal).
What is recommended:
Abstaining from meat on all Fridays of the year (except Solemnities).
Fasting on all weekdays of Lent (a weekday in church parlance being any day other than Sunday).
While you may eat more than one meal while fasting, view this as the exception, not the norm. Limit yourself to one meal unless prudential concern for health requires otherwise.
Accompany your fasting with prayer and works of charity.”
Thanks for your prayers. Be assured of my daily prayer for you.
Please see the following letter that Archbishop Schnurr sent to the priests of the Archdiocese earlier this week regarding COVID vaccines.
Key Points from the Archbishop's Letter:
The vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer to combat COVID-19 may be taken without moral reservation.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is ethically more problematic than either the
Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, but may be taken if neither of the other two is available.
There is no moral obligation to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Catholics have an ongoing obligation to advocate that vaccine development and
distribution be done in a morally acceptable manner throughout every stage
Update on COVID Vaccines 04/12/2021.pdf
Third Sunday of Easter
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Background on the Gospel Reading
On the third Sunday of Easter, we continue to hear Gospel accounts of Jesus’ appearances to his disciples following his Resurrection. Today’s reading, taken from the Gospel of Luke, follows immediately after the report of Jesus' appearance to his disciples on the road to Emmaus. This is the event being recounted by the disciples in the opening verse of today’s Gospel.
Acts of the Apostles 3:13-15,17-19
Peter preaches that Jesus has been raised from the dead and calls upon the people to repent.
A prayer seeking God’s favor
1 John 2:1-5a
Those who know God keep his commandments.
Jesus appears again to his disciples and shares a meal with them.
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Parish Religion Program
Registration for our Parish Religion Program is now open. There are three options: Online PRP, Sunday PRP, and Summer PRP. Details about each can be found
. Children are required to have 2 years of religious education to receive a Sacrament. Preparation for Confirmation requires an additional component from our standard religious education programs during the Sacramental year. The St. Margaret of York Catholic Church Parish Religion Program assists the parents (the primary catechists) in the faith formation of their children to know, love, and serve Jesus. Questions about our PRP programs or for help deciding which program is right for your children and family please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Melissa Capella.
Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition for Healing Prayer
On Thursday, April 15th, Abby's Prayer Circle will be sponsoring a day of Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition for Healing Prayer, with a special intention for Nick Folkens, parishioner. Exposition will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and will end before the 6:00pm Mass. All are welcome to attend. Please join us in praying for Nick and those in our community who are in need of healing. Communal prayer will be offered once per hour.
Fall Sports Registration is Open!
Season Runs about 08/01– 10/31/2021
Registration open 04/10 - 04/30/2021
Register for these sports:
(Girls, Grades 3-8)
Evaluations will take place in May
MaC Silvercat Football
(Boys, Grades 3-8)
(Girls, Grades 1-8)
SMAC Cross Country
(Boys & Girls, Grades 6-8)
(Boys, Grades 6-8)
Evaluations will be held in July
(Girls, Grades 6-8)
Registration questions or issues? Contact Suzie Lucke firstname.lastname@example.org
Beacons of Light: Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Third Century
Earlier this year Archbishop Schnurr announced the next phase of pastoral planning, called “Beacons of Light” designed to foster vibrant, thriving parishes. Sign up at https://catholicaoc.org/beacons-of-light to receive the free “Beacons Update” e-newsletter which will provide monthly prayers, reflections, and planning process news.
Knights of Columbus Social Meeting | April 26th | 7:00pm
Spend an evening with the Knights of Columbus. All men of the parish aged 18+ are invited to enjoy fellowship, good company, and refreshments at the Knight’s monthly social meetings. Join us Monday, April 26th at 7:00pm in Fr. James Brooks Hall located on the lower level of the Church building. Peter Sorentino will be our guest speaker for the evening. Peter is a National Financial Advisor who has had several appearances on Fox Business News with Maria Bartalomo. Peter will be taking a wide variety of questions on financial issues, personal wealth topics and investment strategies for men of all ages.
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on Wednesday, April 14 at 2:00PM