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Essentials and Expressions June 16, 2021

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  Mater Dei Parish Essentials and Expressions Deacon Ward Nolan St. Edward the Confessor                St. Mary Star of the Sea                                                         St. Benedict Labre                                                   St. James the Greater 🌹🌹🌹🌹 J *  M  *  J Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart, I give you my life. 🌹🌹🌹🌹 For the latest update of events, daily and Sunday Holy Masses, and hours of confession, Prayer List, Holy Adoration times, please go to the parish website:  materdeivermont.com   or give us a call at the St. Mary's rectory:  334-5066 🌹🌹🌹🌹 Pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and the religious life....🙏 “Eternal Father, we lift up to you these and all the priests and deacons of the world. Sanctify them, heal and guide them. Mold them into the likeness and holiness of your Son, Jesus, the Eternal High Priest. May their lives be pleasing to you. In Jesus' name, we pray."  Amen. 🙏 🌹🌹🌹 Do you

Essentials and Expressions: Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion 2021

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  Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion   Essentials and Expressions Deacon Ward Nolan St. Mary Star of the Sea St. Edward the Confessor St. Benedict Labre St. James the Greater For the latest update of events, Holy Week Masses, and hours of confession, please go to the parish website:  materdeivermont.com   or give us a call at the St. Mary's rectory:  334-5066 🌹🌹🌹🌹 Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent. ..   ...the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. Palm Sunday is known as such because the faithful will often receive palm fronds which they use to participate in the reenactment of Christ's arrival in Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, or possibly palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage.  This was a customary practice for people of great respect. Palm branches are widel

Essentials and Expressions: Third Week of Lent

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The Third Week of Lent   Alms Giving, Prayer, Abstinence and Fasting Essentials and Expressions Deacon Ward Nolan St. Mary Star of the Sea St. Edward the Confessor St. Benedict Labre St. James the Greater For the latest update of events, Holy Masses, and hours of confession, please go to the parish website:  materdeivermont.com   or give us a call at the St. Mary's rectory: 334-5066 🌹🌹🌹🌹 "Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning: Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment." Joel 2:13 In this period of forty days we devote our time and energies to not worrying or concerning ourselves with our own needs, but we turn our attention to the needs of others.  We make the effort to be more repentant, more humble...more giving. We make ourselves to be a new creation...a true people of God. We can d