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Easter Blessings at St. Rose: Beautiful Easter Fire, The Fire Department Arriving; so many People, and Otto, the Parish Mascot!

Happy and Blessed Easter Sunday! Today is the Octave of Easter, so it’s Easter Sunday still! We priests joke among ourselves with the following: “He is Alive, Alleluia! And we are dead tired” A beautiful Easter Triduum…even given some of the human glitches that occur along the way. We strive for beautiful liturgies, and do our best…knowing that only in Heaven is the perfect heavenly Liturgy! What a joy to see some many people at Mass these past two weekends. We had 1,372 people for Palm Sunday and Easter, which is about 30% of the total number of persons registered here at St. Rose. It touched my heart to see so many come.

Divine Mercy Devotions in the Area

St. Gabriel’s is having a Mass at 3:00pm today, and Our Lady of Fatima is having confessions at 2:00pm, Chaplet at 2:30 and Benediction at 3:00pm.

I encourage these regional Mass celebrations because it allows for much more participation than what would normally not occur in an individual Parish. Sorry for the late notice, the staff did call many times in the neighborhood to find out what parishes might be planning. I suppose they decided within this past week.

This beautiful feast was established in 2000 by St. John Paul II when he canonized St. Faustina Kowolska, a Polish nun who received visions from Jesus. She wrote in her diary that He said:

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy.”

Eagle Scout Project at St. Rose: Food Drop Off Shed and Welcome Sign for Parking Lot

My name is Santiago Dreibelbis, and I I am a resident of Morton, and a Junior at Springfield High School. I am also a Boy Scout in Troop 512 in Springfield and a Life Scout working on completing my rank of Eagle. For my Eagle service project, I have proposed to build an outdoor, weather resistant food pantry, and a sign for Saint Rose of Lima church. The pantry will be used to collect and store nonperishable food donations, which later will be distributed to needy families in your area. This project has been approved by Father Izzo for Saint Rose of Lima Church and by the Boy Scouts. I have now started fundraising to buy the materials for the project. Building the pantry will be done in two stages, with the help of adults and Boy Scout volunteers. The first stage on April 15th will be cutting and framing the panels in my garage. The second stage on May 6th will be assembling and installing the pantry on site at the church, in the side alcove along the east side of the church. Once the project is finished the pantry will be available for food donations for needy families. Thank you for your support.

Bingo resumes on Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Rev. Brian A. Izzo

St. Rose of Lima, Eddystone, PA.

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