RELIGIOUS EDUCATION


Grade 8 meets, Thursday, March23rd
Grades 1-7 meet Sunday, March 26th
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10:30am Children’s Mass, Sunday, March 26th
Hospitality to follow, in the church hall
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Click for the grades 1-7 2016-2017 calendar
Click for the grade 8 2016-2017 calendar


ANNUAL EASTER BASKET DRIVE


March 18th – April 2nd
It’s that time of year again … time to have some fun making Easter Baskets
for children served by Mount Carmel Guild, Trenton.
You may place your filled Easter Basket under the Holy Family statue.
Questions? Please contact Sharon: skibbees@aol.com


STATION CHURCHES OF MERCER COUNTY


You are invited on a Faith Pilgrimage to the Catholic Churches of Mercer County
for Lenten Evening Mass.
Plan to visit as many churches as possible, celebrate the Eucharist,
and hear a brief history of each parish.
St. George, Titusville at 7:30pm, Tuesday, March 28th


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION


Our church doors will be open for 12 consecutive hours
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
offering you the opportunity to have your personal confession heard
and God’s mercy extended to you through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

St. James, Friday, March 24
St. George, Friday, March 31
St. Alphonsus, Friday, April 7


STATIONS OF THE CROSS


7:00pm, Fridays evenings during Lent, at St. Alphonsus Church
Praying the Stations of the Cross invites us to respond to the Way of the Cross,
and indeed, to the Way of Christ, with new hearts.
6:00pm, Friday, March 24th, the Columbiettes will be hosting a Soup Supper.


ST. ALPHONSUS CHURCH ~ ~ HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE


PALM SUNDAY
April 9th
Saturday Evening Mass 4:00pm
Sunday Mass 8:00am, 10:30am
Palms will be blessed and distributed at each Mass.
Palm Sunday begins the holiest week in our Church year.
Let us consciously join our lives to Jesus this week and always.

HOLY THURSDAY
April 13th
Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper 7:30pm
As Jesus celebrated His Last Supper with his disciples,
He instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
During this Mass of the Lord’s Supper, we focus our attention on these two Sacraments.
We will also have the ritual washing of the feet.
The Mass concludes with the procession of the Eucharist to the place of reposition.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
until 11:00pm
Following the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday,
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held until 11:00pm at St. Alphonsus Church.
All members of the parish are invited to spend quiet, prayerful time in the church
to commemorate Jesus’ time of prayer and agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.

GOOD FRIDAY
April 14th
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion 3:00pm
We commemorate the Lord’s Passion during this service
with the reading of the Passion, veneration of the Cross, and Communion Service.
Stations of the Cross 7:00pm
Come walk the path of Jesus with us as we remember His suffering and death.

HOLY SATURDAY
April 15th
Blessing of the Food 11:00am
Easter Vigil Mass 8:00pm
Enjoy the beautiful traditions of Easter!
Join us for the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday Night,
and stand witness to the New Fire and the First Alleluia!
We have such a rich heritage as Catholics and our Liturgies truly are a particular grace!
Come and pass these traditions on to your children!

EASTER SUNDAY
April 16th
Masses celebrated at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am


FAITH IN OUR FUTURE NEWS UPDATE


On Wednesday, January 25, 2017,
Bishop O’Connell released his decisions related to the Faith in our Future planning process.
St. Alphonsus, St. George, and St. James, the 3 parishes comprising the FIOF “Cohort 8”,
will not be merged, but will continue in our current linked mode.
“Linked” means separate parishes under one pastor,
cooperating with each other wherever it makes pastoral & financial sense.
This is what the cohort team and our parishes have been praying and working for!
Thanks to everyone who helped in this process, and most of all, DEO GRATIAS!
For more information, please view The Catholic Diocese of Trenton website.