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a prayer for peace


Great God, who has told us
"Vengeance is mine,"
save us from ourselves,
save us from the vengeance in our hearts
and the acid in our souls.


Save us from our desire to hurt as we have been hurt,
to punish as we have been punished,
to terrorize as we have been terrorized.



Give us the strength it takes
to listen rather than to judge,
to trust rather than to fear,
to try again and again
to make peace even when peace eludes us.



We ask, O God, for the grace
to be our best selves.
We ask for the vision
to be builders of the human community
rather than its destroyers.
We ask for the humility as a people
to understand the fears and hopes of other peoples.



We ask for the love it takes
to bequeath to the children of the world to come
more than the failures of our own making.
We ask for the heart it takes
to care for all the peoples
[in Washington D.C. and around our nation tonight]
as well as for ourselves.



Give us the depth of soul, O God,
to constrain our might,
to resist the temptations of power
to refuse to attack the attackable,
to understand
that vengeance begets violence,
and to bring peace—not war—wherever we go.



For You, O God, have been merciful to us.
For You, O God, have been patient with us.
For You, O God, have been gracious to us.



And so may we be merciful
and patient
and gracious
and trusting
with these others whom you also love.



This we ask through Jesus,
the one without vengeance in his heart.
This we ask forever and ever.



Amen.



Adapted from Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine Sisters of Erie


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Lenten schedule 2021

Ash Wednesday - February 17th

Mass Times
St. Mary's - 9:00 AM

St. Matthew's - 12:10 PM

St. Francis - 6:00 PM


Stations of the Cross
Every Friday during Lent
St. Matthew's - Noon

St. Mary's - 3:00 PM

St. Francis - 6: 00 PM


Confessions:
St. Matthew's - Saturdays 3:30 to 4:00 PM

St. Mary's - Sunday's immediately following Mass


HOLY WEEK

Palm Sunday 

Vigil Mass - Saturday, March 27th 

Blessing of the Palms & Reading of the Passion


Sunday Masses

St. Matthew's - 8:00 AM

St. Francis - 9:30 AM 

St. Mary's - 11:00 AM


Tuesday, March 30th - Chrism Mass 

At Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 


Holy Thursday - April 1st

Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper

St. Francis Parish Center - 7:00 AM


Good Friday - April 2nd

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

St. Mary- 3:00 PM


Holy Saturday - April 3rd

(Pre-registration Required)

 Easter Vigil & Mass of the Resurrection 

St. Matthew's - 8:00 PM

Note: NO 4:30 PM Mass


Easter  - Sunday - April 4th

 (Pre-registration Required)

Sunday Masses

St. Matthew's - 8:00 AM

St. Francis - 9:30 AM

St. Mary's - 11:00 AM


fish fry's

The Tri-Parish Lenten Fish Fry is Returning!

Starting Ash Wednesday – February 17th
Every Friday during Lent
At St. Mary’s Parish Center from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Due to Covid-19 Regulations, orders will be Take-Out only
with Curbside pickup.
It will be a limited Menu:
No Pre-Orders for Ash Wednesday or February 19th


 Fried Fish Dinner - $10
Dinner Roll, Mac & Cheese, French Fries, Cole Slaw and Apple Sauce

Baked Fish Dinner - $10
Dinner Roll, Mac & Cheese, French Fries, Cole Slaw and Apple Sauce


Fish Dinner 2 FF (Fried or Baked) - $10
Dinner Roll, 2X French Fries, Cole Slaw and Apple Sauce


Fish Dinner 2 MAC (Fried or Baked)- $10
Dinner Roll, 2X Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw and Apple Sauce


Fish Sandwich FF - $9
Cole Slaw, French Fries. Apple Sauce


Fish Sandwich MAC - $9
Cole Slaw, Mac & Cheese, Apple Sauce


Kids Meal FF - $5
Cole Slaw, French Fries. Apple Sauce


Kids Meal MAC - $5
Cole Slaw, Mac & Cheese, Apple Sauce



WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
To make this a successful Lenten Fish Fry we will need volunteers
Order Takers, Runners, Kitchen help, and Miscellaneous
If you are interested please contact Gary Krajacic
Email: krajacic@twcny.rr.com or gary.krajacic@gmail.com
Respond via Flocknote or Call - Cell Phone 315-254-9804


This is a new way of bringing the Fish Fry to our Community
We Ask for Patience!!!