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Saint Patrick’s Day Party: With Luck and Good Help, a Great Success!
Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at our parish last Sunday afternoon. The Hospitality Committee did another great job in all the prep and cooking and serving. We even had a dance-floor because of the delay in removing the drywall in that area of the Church Hall. DJ Darlene had some wonderfully chosen Irish songs for your enjoyment. Over 90 people came to celebrate with us. I’m glad that this little “fun”
raiser was enjoyed by all who attended.

Bishop McIntyre to Come for Good Friday at St. Rose Parish
As I announced at some of the Masses, Bishop John McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia will come to St. Rose for the Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion. I will need four adult servers to assist me. For those who would assist me, please sign up this weekend on the Lectors and EM’s Sign-up sheets outside the sacristy. I will get in touch with you to discuss a practice.

Fr. Izzo Away this Week on Diocesan Spring Workshop
I am required to be away from the parish this week for a Priests’ Workshop which isscheduled once a year. I am grateful for Fr. Calabro who will be covering the daily Masses (Monday-Wednesday) while I am away. Sr. Katie and Deacon Fred will conduct a Communion Service on Thursday and Friday this week, and I am always glad for their wonderful service to us.

Spring Cleaning has Begun: Church & Rectory, Grottos Power-washed
During the past two weeks, parts of the church, rectory and front lawn grotto and crucifixion scenes were professionally power-washed. I got a recommendation from Mike O’Keefe, our parish electrician, I am very happy how things turned out: especially the outside entrances of the Church and hall, which were black across the bottom. Now nice and clean.

Parish Kiddos to Make First Penance and Reconciliation in Two Weeks!
This past week, our First Penance and Reconciliation Kids and I practiced how to go to confession. We have 8 kids making their first confession on Wednesday night, March 29 at 7:00pm. They’re all set. Thanks to Sister and our very faithful catechists who assist her in the important work of teaching the Faith.

No Evening Stations
on Wednesday, March 22 (because I am away) and on March 29 due to First Penance and Reconciliation which will be at 7:00pm. Stations will resume Wednesday night, April 5 at 7:00 pm with Benediction. Parish Confessions will begin about 7:45pm on March 29 after the children’s First Penance.

Rev. Brian A. Izzo

St. Rose of Lima, Eddystone, PA.


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