Lenten Season 2015

Lenten Newsletter

Lenten Newsletter

Dear Friends,

As I write this I am still finding it hard to believe that in a few weeks the beautiful season of Lent will begin.  A time where our God invites us to enter into a period of reflection; about our relationship with God, about all that Christ has done for us; about Passion and Resurrection.

I have asked our liturgy committees and all those who decorate to not necessarily go with the same design from years past but to do things that when we walk into our churches one can’t miss the fact that we are in the season of Lent.

You will also note that a number of programs are being offered during this Liturgical time in our faith; 33 Day’s to Morning Glory at St. Mary’s in Scottsville, 5 Saints West will be having a retreat from March 8th to the 10th, plus Stations of the Cross, a Wednesday evening mass just to name a few.  Be sure to look at the accompanying sheet with all the things that will be offered to our parishioners at our church facilities.

All leading up to that week we refer to as Holy.  Where we re-live the Passion of Christ and end with the rejoicing of Easter and the choruses of Alleluia’s are re-released in our praises of God.

Be assured of my prayers for all of you and know that I will be asking that this Lent be a time of Spiritual renewal for all of us. 

May the blessings of our Risen Lord be yours,

Fr. John Hayes, Pastor


Stations of the Cross

St. Mary's - Thursdays at noon         Feb. 19 & 26, March 5,12,19,26
St. Columba- Fridays at 7 pm         Feb. 20 & 27, March 6,13,20, 27
St. Vincents - Weekdays at 8:00 am         Feb. 19 - April 1


Special Lenten Masses
 Wednesday Evenings, 7 pm

February 25     St. Vincent's
March 4     St. Columba's
March 11     St. Mary's
March 18     St. Vincent's
March 25     St. Columba's
April 1     St. Mary's

2015 Triduum

April 2     Holy Thursday, 7 pm     St. Columba's
Adoration at all three sites until midnight.

April 3     Good Friday, 3 pm     St. Vincent's
Tenebrae at 8 pm at St. Vincent's

April 4     Easter Vigil, 8:00 pm     St. Mary's


Easter Sunday Masses at all three sites will be at 8:00 am & 10:00 am.

If you are a Sacristan, Altar Server, Lector, Eucharistic Minister or Usher and would like to help
out at any of these Masses, please contact your parish office.


Click here to read the latest Faith Formation Newsletter. 


 Lenten Service Project

      Our Lenten Service to Others Continues . . . 

The First Week of Lent, we began our Lenten Service and Almsgiving Project.  As a cluster, we are collecting items for the students at the Roberto Clemente School, (#8 in Rochester).  Bins can be found in each parish vestibule.  Christine Sickles, the principal of School 8, thanks us for everything that we, as a cluster, can do to help the children.
Last week we had asked for donations of new and gently used: coats, mittens, hats, and most importantly (new) socks.  She would like to add  pants (for both boys and girls), and she says that the greatest need is for the kids in Kindergarten through 4th Grade. Thanks to all that have volunteered to help with this very worthwhile project, but we still need more help to get all of our donations from our bins to their school.

 Please consider making this a “family project” as you volunteer. Let us all “embrace an atmosphere of belonging and discipleship to make visible the life and work of Jesus.”

Help our cluster reach out to those less fortunate than us. For more information, please see our bulletin. 





5 Saints West Lenten Retreat

Please put these dates on your calendar.


Sunday, March 8th @ 7:00 pm at  St. Columba  

  Fr. Bob Gaudio  to speak about St. John of the Cross, followed by Stations of the Cross


Monday, March 9th @ 7:00 pm at St. Christopher's
  Lenten Penance Service
   Fr. John Hayes to speak about St. Teresa of Avila


Tuesday, March 10th @  7:00 pm at St. Vincent's      
Dr.  Damian Zynda to speak





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