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    LANSING AREA CATHOLIC COUNCIL ON AGING The Spring Day of Reflection is Friday, April 28 from 9:30am-3pm at St. Francis Retreat Center: Bethany House. Includes Mass & lunch. Cost is $18. Presenter will be Fr. Dave Rosenberg who will speak on “One Voice; Breathing in this holy moment as we join in heaven’s chorus, we are one.”. To register, call 517-669- 8321 or visit

    PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pancake breakfast TODAY, March 19, following both the 8:30 and 11:00 Masses. The cost is by donation.

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    TRIMMING OF PALMS On Friday morning, April 7, we will be preparing and trim- ming the palms for use on palm Sunday. We will meet in the parish hall about 9:15am that Friday to tackle this project. If you can help, give Sr. Joan a call 484-5331. Bring your own scissors with you. Thanks much!

    PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES COLLECTION Next weekend, March 25-26, the Cathedral Parish will take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection (CRSC). Funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displace refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people here at home and abroad. Next weekend, please give generously to the CRSC and help Jesus in disguise. Learn more about the collection and the good it does and the services it provides at relief .

    THIRD SUNDAYOF LENT When we read the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, the story of God leading the Israelites to freedom from slavery under Moses' direction, there seems to be a constant theme: “It seems grumbling was the Israelites’ way of life. They turn on Moses, their mediator with God. He gets the brunt of their wrath, but they are really murmur- ing against God. Previously they grumbled for food, now they need water. Of course they need water. They are in one of the driest spots in the world. They complained to Moses and, as he usually does, he turned to God for help. Once again God comes through for them Israelites. Despite their lack of trust, and through Moses’ mediation, God brings forth water from the rock. “So far God has freed the Israelites from slavery, fed them in the desert, given them water from a rock and will now continue to give them care and guidance during their 40-year journey. What must Israel do in return? She must draw on these experiences and learn to trust God. But as the desert narrative proceeds the people will continue to grumble and distrust God. “Today’s Exodus passage is one of a series of ‘murmuring stories.’ They not only emphasize the distrust of the people, they also stress God’s prevailing care for them. The place in the desert where the grumbling took place was ‘Massah’ -- which means ‘testing’ and ‘Meribah’ – which means ‘dissatisfaction.’ At one time or another we find ourselves in our own ‘Massah’ or ‘Meribah.’ It’s when life presses down on us from many sides, too much to han- dle this day. We learn from Exodus how patient God is with us. We may have forgotten God’s goodness to us in the past and so we find our faith trembles with fear and doubt. Our prayers are strengthened as we are reminded by Leviticus and Jesus of God’s boundless compassion and love for sinners.” (“First Impressions” Sunday Scripture Reflections, THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (A) MARCH19, 2017, by Fr. Jude Sicili- ano, OP,

    COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE – LANSING REGION Next Sunday, March 26, St. Gerard Parish on the west side and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in East Lansing, will both host the Lenten Communal Penance Services, both of which start at 2:00 pm. Along with song and prayer, Scripture and homily, there will be an examination of conscience to help people reflect on their lives since they last celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Individual confessions will be made available with the help of from 10 – 12 priests at each site. Please consider taking advantage of these opportunities. Confessions are heard here at St. Mary Cathedral on Sat- urdays from 2:00 – 3:30pm (not Holy Saturday, April 15), and most Thursdays from 11:30 am until all are heard (not Holy Thursday, April 13).

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  • 3rd SUNDAY IN LENT March 19, 2017

    Monday, March 20 12:05 +Teresa Costigan by Tom & Eileen Costigan Tuesday, March 21 8:00 Intentions of Basilio Libiran 12:05 +Carol Whitenight by Family 5:15 +Thomas Slater Wednesday, March 22 8:00 +Norm & Harriet Haskins by Children 12:05 +Gilbert Bovan by Joe & Elaine Reynolds Thursday, March 23 8:00 +Edith Carnes 12:05 In Thanksgiving by Mbonu Family Friday, March 24 12:05 +Maria Theresita Gaddi by Basilio & Ines Libiran Saturday, March 25 8:00 +Rose Karn 4:00 +Barbara O’Lear by St. Mary Class of 1963 Sunday, March 26 8:30 People of the Parish 11:00 +Anna DeLuca by William Altimore

    HOLY SPIRIT ORATORY The Holy Spirit Oratory Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is an intimate prayer chapel that has been in existence for 17 years. It is open 24/7 and is conveniently located at 3815 South Cedar Street, North of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. This is the perfect place to enter into the Holy Presence of Jesus as he is exposed in the Blessed Sacrament for your adoration. Please, take some time out of your busy day and come and experience Him radiating His love upon you. He patiently waits for your visit. We are in need of individuals who are willing to commit to one hour of adoration each week. Please contact Jack Chan at (517) 668-8113 if you are interested.

    MASS FOR MISCARRIAGE AND CHILD LOSS Who: Any family who has experienced the tragedy of miscarriage or the loss of a child are welcome to attend. Date: March 26, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Boyea Reception: A simple punch reception with Bishop Boyea immediately after Mass. Place: St. Patrick's Church - Brighton (711 Rickett Road, Brighton, MI 48116)

    SAVE THE DATE The Parish Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 20 from 4-9pm, at Grand Woods Park large pavilion. Mark your calendars, more details to come.

    LENTEN VESPERS AND STATIONS OF THE CROSS Continue to join us each Sunday in Lent, at 5:15pm, as we pray the Vespers. We also have the Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent, at 11:30am, before the Noon Mass.

    LANSING CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS ENROLLMENT Lansing Catholic High School is now accepting applica- tions for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications, tuition worksheets, and financial aid forms are available on the school’s website: Families who would like more information should contact the admis- sions office at 517-267-2102 or admis- or tuition office at 517-267- 2107 or SHADOW STUDENTS Is your student thinking about attending Lansing Catholic High School? Middle school or potential transfer stu- dents interested in finding out what it’s like to be a Lan- sing Catholic High School student are welcome to shad- ow a current student for a school day. Families who would like more information should contact the admis- sions office at 517-267-2102 or admis-

    OUR WEEKLY COLLECTIONS Weekend of 3/05 + 3/12

    Envelopes $14,090.50

    E-Giving $1,364.00

    Non Envelopes $3,037.48

    Candle $307.11

    Youth $8.61

    Total $18,807.70

    Capital Improvements $665.00

    March 26, 2017 +4th Sunday of Lent+

    1 Samuel 16: 1b, 6-7, 10-13a Ephesians 5: 8-14

    John 9: 1-41

    The Sanctuary candle burns this week in church

    In Memory of Teresa Costigan

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