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Sessions begin in Malta on September 6 at 7:00 PM in the Church BasementDodson on September 8 at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall, and Saco on September 11 in the Church Basement after the 12:15 Mass.

This weekend, St. Mary’s played host to the annual Search youth retreat.

Search participants and volunteers at the beginning of the weekend

In my homily over the weekend, I spoke about the need for all of us Catholics to evangelize. I hope everyone understands that this is not coming solely from my thoughts or feelings, but is the consistant teaching of the Catholic Church. It has been a continuous theme by our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, and here is an article describing the remarks he made at a recent meeting of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization: Crisis of ‘indifference’ shows need for New Evangelization. It’s my hope that we can put into practice the Holy Father’s call for evangelization.

Tuesday evening, May 17th, the Knights of Columbus Council 2124 sponsored a Pro-Life Rally and March. The march began in front of the old St. Mary’s School and processed to the Memorial for the Unborn at the cemetery.

Grand Knight Michael Fred Ereaux with the wreath for the Memorial for the Unborn

Balloons to be released

Lining up in front of the church for the march to the cemetery

At the Memorial for the Unborn

The Memorial for the Unborn with the wreath

With the arrival of Palm Sunday comes the beginning of a very blessed and busy week at St. Mary’s, Sacred Heart and St. Francis.

Saturday before Palm Sunday – April 16
2 PM – Confessions in Malta
3:30 PM – Confessions in Saco
4 PM – Mass – Saco
5:30PM – Mass – Malta

Palm Sunday – April 17
8:30 AM – Mass – Dodson
10:30 AM – Mass – Malta
12:30 PM – Mass – Whitewater

Monday of Holy Week – April 18
8:30 AM – Mass – Malta
7:00 PM – Chrism Mass – Great Falls

Tuesday of Holy Week – April 19
5:30 PM – Mass – Malta

Wednesday of Holy Week – April 20
8:30 AM – Mass – Malta

Holy Thursday – April 21
7:00 PM – Holy Thursday Mass – Malta

Good Friday – April 22
12:00 Noon – Good Friday Liturgy – Malta

Holy Saturday – April 23
9:00 PM – Easter Vigil – Malta

Easter Sunday – April 24
8:30 AM – Mass- Dodson
10:30 AM – Mass – Malta
12:15 PM – Mass – Saco

Due to scheduling conflicts, the penance service which was supposed to be held on Wednesday, March 30, will now be on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 PM. First Confessions will be held on March 3o at 7:00 PM, as previously scheduled. I’m sorry for the short notice on this change.

This afternoon and evening, Fr. Leo McDowell, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, joined our religious education classes to meet the kids and talk about vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Fr. Leo speaking to the junior high and high school:

Introduction to the Knights of Columbus video:

See how interested the kids were:

Many thanks to Fr. Leo for making the long drive from Ft. Benton!

In case you missed it at Mass:

Bishop’s Message Care and Share 2011.

This Lent, we’ve added the Prayer Before a Crucifix to our Friday celebration of Holy Mass. Find out about this beautiful and powerful prayer at Fr. Cory’s blog.

Congratulations to the Saco-Whitewater Panthers for taking the championship at the State C Girls’ Tournament!