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LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Living Stations of the Cross on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM will be led by the teens of our parish. If you have attended the Living Stations of the Cross before you will agree that it can be a moving experience. Everyone is invited to attend.
14 Holy Helpers Fish Fry … Change in Caterer and Date!
Changes were just announced for the upcoming Fish Fry sponsored by the Sodality of Our Lady.
1. Change in Caterer … We are bringing back the caterer from last year’s very popular and delicious fish fries … Slippery Pig Catering. Along with their return we are expanding the menu to include a creamy New England style clam chowder, adult size beer batter fish fry or breaded shrimp dinner, and a cheese pizza dinner for those who do not prefer seafood.
2. Change in Date to March 27 … to accommodate the catering change we have to move our final fish fry of the 2015 Lenten season to March 27 from 4 – 7 PM.
For additional details, pricing, and pre-sales tickets click the following link … March 27, 2015 Fish Fry.
Schedule of Services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday
Parish Confession: Will be held at St. Gabriel’s on Clinton Street, just east of Transit Rd. in Elma, Monday, March 30th. Two sessions with the first starting at 3:00 PM and the second at 7:00 PM.
Palm Sunday Masses: Saturday, March 28th at 4:30 PM, Sunday, March 29th at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 12:00 PM Noon.
Monday: March 30th, Daily Mass at 8:00 AM
Tuesday: March 31th, Daily Mass at 8:00 AM
Wednesday: April 1st, Daily Mass at 7:00 PM
Holy Thursday: April 2nd, no Morning Mass, we will offer Morning Prayer at 9:00 AM followed by an AGAPE breakfast in Ebner Hall. We will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 PM. This is a wonderful opportunity to enter into the sacredness of the Triduum. The Church will remain open until 11:00 PM for private adoration at the Altar of Repose.
Good Friday: April 3rd, Morning prayer at 9:00 AM. Solemn Service of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Holy Saturday: April 4th, Morning Prayer at 9:00 AM. Blessing of Easter Baskets in the Church at 12:00 PM Noon. Our Sacred Easter Vigil Mass will be held at 7:30 PM. This is the Mass where throughout the world we welcome new Catholics into the Church through Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. REMINDER … the Vigil Mass this day will be at 7:30 PM. There are no confessions and no 4:30 PM Mass this day.
Easter Sunday: April 5th, Masses will be held at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM Children’s Liturgy, 10:30 am, and 12:00 PM Noon.
We are transforming our children/teen choir into a Family Choir. In other words adults, teens, and children are all welcome to join! The choir needs singers and handbell ringers. They will provide the music for the 9:00 am Mass on the last Sunday of the month. We are planning a practice for each Mass that is presently scheduled for the day before the Mass at 1:00 pm on Saturday in the Music Room located on the first floor of the school. Please call Gloria at 716-337-2395 for more details.
BINGO at 14 Holy Helpers on Thursday nights has been a tradition for many people in the West Seneca/Cheektowaga/Buffalo area. To enhance your enjoyment of BINGO nights at 14 Holy Helpers we’ve added new games and brought in televisions and new calling equipment. Additionally, we have changed the starting time to 7:00 PM to help you get home earlier. Come enjoy a BBQ hamburger and win some cash!
Masses Available Over the Internet Well over 500 people have taken advantage of the recording of selected weekend Masses that are available to you over the internet. Audio recordings are available for download for listening on your computer or for podcast access to an MP3 player. 10 Masses are available for access with additional recordings being added regularly. If you use an RSS reader, that subscription service is also available. There is no charge for access to our Mass recordings. Interested? Go to 14 Holy Helpers Audio Recordings for more details.
Are you an iPod user? Download our Masses to your iPod from Apple iTunes for FREE! A link is available on our Audio Page.
On-Line Giving A new program has been set up that will allow parishioners to support our Parish by setting up a program of on-line giving. Go to On-Line Giving for more details.
Parish Pictorials We have started to collect the history of our parish life through photographs. If you have any pictures that you would like to share with us please contact our Webteam. Our current collection can be seen at the following link … 14 HH Pictorial.
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