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February 14, 2021

FROM THE DEACON’S HEART- Feb 14, 2021

Hello to Holy Name of Jesus Parish!

PARISH PRAYER:  “Brothers and sisters, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God…. Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 – 2nd reading)

PARISH MAINTENANCE:  We need to maintain our parish:  thanks to the men who moved the scaffolding to repair 2 of the 3 front outside hanging lamps:  Mike Benoit, Chip Connolly, Anton and Ben Zamachaj, Bill Gelinas.

PARISH ONGOING MISSION:  We need to engage in Christ’s mission and reach out to those around us… I am working to get names of shut-ins who would like a friend:  Mckinley, Women’s Jail, and nursing homes.

I will be offering Alpha Courses again starting the week of March 1, 2021.  Probably:  Monday at 6:30 pm, Tuesday at 8:15 pm and Thursday at 10:00 am.  All will be virtual Zoom courses.  A good way to encourage someone to gently explore their faith journey.

We will distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021:  masses at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm and individuals can come to church 3:00 – 5:00 pm during Adoration.  We will sprinkle ashes on the head this year during pandemic as Vatican and Diocese recommend.

Peace be with you and your family!

Deacon David Southworth, Parish Administrator