During the season of Lent, which is a time for prayer, fasting and almsgiving, let us spend some time praying for the Souls in Purgatory. The bulletin-insert this week guides us with a list of departed souls each day.
During the season of Lent, the Church urges all the faithful to reflect a spirit of penance in their daily lives through performing acts of faith and abstinence.
Fasting requires one full meal be taken for the day and two smaller meals (ages 18-59 years);
Abstinence prohibits the eating of meat on a particular day (ages 14 & older); Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat;
Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent at 6 PM followed by Benediction.
HOLY THURSDAY – WASHING OF THE FEET
Volunteers are needed for the Washing of the Feet on Holy Thursday, April 6 at 7 PM. Please call Eileen Reis at 845-338-5767
to participate in this honored tradition.
EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES OF THE WORLD
INTERNATIONAL VATICAN EXHIBITION
The first panels depicting the Eucharistic Miracles of the world are now in the church. The International Vatican Exhibit is an extensive assortment of photographs and historical descriptions of some of the Eucharistic Miracles that took place throughout the ages in various countries of the world which have been recognized by the Church. The full exhibit is available at Eucharistic Miracles or on our website the Eucharistic Miracles of Poland. Our church will be open (handicapped entrance only) on Wednesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s after 8 AM Mass and on Sundays to spend time reading of these fascinating events.
ROSARY SOCIETY COMMUNION LUNCHEON
Sunday, March 26, after the 11 AM Mass, the annual Communion luncheon will be held at Christina’s.
All ladies of the parish are welcome.
Call Eileen to make reservations 845-338-5767
2023 CARDINAL’S ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP APPEAL
“Blessed are all who take refuge in Him” – Psalm 2:12 Our priests are the foundation of our Church, bringing us the sacraments and walking with us in our journey. Your gift to the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal supports our seminarians who desire to sacrifice their lives for the sanctity of the Church.
Please consider supporting our future parish priests with a gift to the Appeal!
To date, we have $3,480 pledged to our 2023 goal of $18,500.
Thank you for your on-going support and generosity!!!!
Do you know that Catholic Charities can assist with the following services – job loss, bereavement, marital issues, parenting challenges, immigration legal services, social safety net services? They also have a Food Pantry as well as a Kid’s Pantry. They are located at 6 Adams St., Kingston, 845-340-9170 or visit their website at www.cccsos.org
We have completed the installation of the Sacramental Candles for the Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Czestochowa in the Sanctuary.
They will remain permanently lit.
The Good Newsroom - Since the Catholic New Yorker has stopped printing, Cardinal Dolan would still like to keep in touch. There is a new digital newsroom where you can stay up to date on everything happening in the Church in New York. The Good Newsroom is a website where there will be videos, articles, opinion pieces, etc. on a daily basis. Stay connected with the Catholic community of New York at: theGoodNewsroom.org
You can also find the app for The Good Newsroom in the
Apple App Store and on Google Play.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHURCH MINISTRIES
Volunteers are needed for the following ministries -– Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers and Altar Servers (which can include adults), Choir and Rosary Society. Volunteers are crucial to the success of our parish.
Please contact Fr. Mirek if you would like to participate.
NEW ALTAR SERVERS TRAINING
Training continues Wednesday’s, 5-6 PM.
Questions, call Eileen at 845-338-5767.
Did you know that the greatest gift we can give is the gift of a Mass? Infinite graces are lavished upon the person or persons for whom the Mass is offered. A mass can be offered not only for the deceased but also for the living. Please contact the rectory if you wish to schedule a Mass.
MT. CALVARY CEMETERY
Please remove all seasonal decorations but do not leave the waste in the cemetery. We do not have any trash cans so you must take what you remove with you. Thank you.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Already Baptized, but never received Communion or Confirmation? RCIA is the process the Church uses to bring adults into the Catholic Faith.
To find out more call the parish office at 845-331-0846 to speak to Fr. Mirek
THURSDAY EVENING NOVENA TO
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
Please join us every Thursday evening
for Mass at 7 PM followed by Novena to
Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
We ask all families to be registered in the parish.
Registration forms are available in the back of the church
or view online.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Pre-registration for the Fall of 2022 is ongoing; there are applications available at the entrances to the church and also online. Any child not baptized at Immaculate Conception needs proof of Baptism. Please return these forms as soon as possible by placing them in the collection basket along with the registration fee or mail them to the church at 467 Delaware Avenue.
Families whose children are presently enrolled have already received their registration forms and are asked to return them as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPEL
The Divine Mercy Perpetual Adoration Chapel of Ulster County is open and welcoming new adorers to help worship, accompany and adore Jesus.
Please commit to a weekly hour and become a registered adorer to receive a key fob. You may obtain more information by visiting our
website at Perpetual Adoration | ImmaculateConception ;
or by calling Fr. Mirek at 845-331-0846. Thank you and God Bless!
Formed.org is a great and free resource for Catholic living! Registration link –
NEW – CHILDREN’S ADORATION
Children’s Adoration has begun. Each month we will meet in the Chapel to adore on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:15 PM. Children of all ages are welcome with their parent or guardian.
If you wish to place an announcement in the bulletin, please submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance. Any questions, call Lynn Dunham at 914-388-2643. Thank you.
REVIVE – YOUNG ADULTS
ULSTER & NORTHERN DUTCHESS COUNTIES
A group of college-age to 39 year-old young adults from Ulster and Northern Dutchess Counties whose goal is to REVIVE the Catholic faith in the hearts of young adults in their region. Events are taking place every month. Monthly meetings at St. Joseph’s, New Paltz every 2nd Tuesday from 7-9 PM which includes Holy Hour, social/fellowship & a speaker. www.facebook.com/groups/Revive YA or email: ReviveYA@gmail.com
ST. JOSEPH’S BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM
St. Joseph’s parish is restarting the Bereavement program for those who have lost a loved one. This 6-week program will provide a safe and confidential venue where individuals can share their sorrow with others who are going through similar experiences. The program will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings at the Parish Center Meeting Room starting at 7pm and will last about an hour. All COVID-19 protocols will be observed. Registration is required because space is limited. To reserve your place, please contact Deacon Joseph Doherty at (845) 633-2584 or email email@example.com or Dorothy Winrow at (914) 388-7395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA – RIP VAN WINKLE COUNCIL
Rip Van Winkle Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 7
will be holding their meetings in our school. Anyone interested in joining can contact Randy Copeman, Scoutmaster.
Phone: 845-853-6203 or email: email@example.com.