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fatherthomasmaikowski2Ave Maria Parish Mission On Discipleship:

Come Follow the Lord.  April 2 - 3 - 4

Times and Places: Tues. April 2nd: after am Mass at St. Mary's and 6:30 pm at St. Denis

Wed. April 3rd: After am Mass at St. Denis and 6:30 pm at St. Mary's

Thurs. April 4th: After am Mass at St. Mary's and 6:30 pm at St. Denis

Guest Missionary: Father Tom Maikowski from Page, Arizonia

Fr. Thomas Maikowski is a graduate of eight different institutes of higher education, and he holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, four Master’s degrees, and two doctorates in disciplines related to educational administration. At present, Fr. Thomas Maikowski leads the community of believers in Page, AZ, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. 


Annunciation of the Lord

Feast Day of Our Parish Family

Picture the scene of the Annunciation. God proposes the mystery of the Incarnation which He will accomplish in the Virgin Mary—but not until she has given her consent. The accomplishment of the mystery is held in suspense awaiting the free acceptance of Mary. At this moment Mary represents all of us in her own person; it is as if God is waiting for the response of the humanity to which He longs to unite Himself. What a solemn moment this is!
For upon this moment depends the decision of the most vital mystery of Christianity.

But see how Mary gives her answer. Full of faith and confidence in the heavenly message and entirely submissive to the Divine Will, the Virgin Mary replies in a spirit of complete and absolute abandonment: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to Thy word." This "Fiat" is Mary's consent to the Divine Plan of Redemption. It is like an echo of the "Fiat" of the creation of the world. But this is a new world, a world infinitely superior, a world of grace, which God will cause to arise in consequence of Mary's consent, for at that moment the Divine Word, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, becomes Man in Mary: "And the Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us."

Sacrament of Penance

In the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation we meet the Lord who wants to grant forgiveness and the grace to live a renewed life in him. In this sacrament, he prepares us to receive him free from serious sin, with a lively faith, earnest hope, and sacrificial love in the Eucharist. All Catholics are required to go to confession once a year and Lent is the perfect time to go!



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Weekly Parish Calendar

 March 24th: Third Sunday in Lent: Adoration Sunday at St. Mary's from 1 - 6 pm.  Come spend some time with Our Lord.
 March 25th: Feast of the Annunciation: Eucharistic Holy Hour beginning at 5 pm at St. Mary's followed by dinner.  The Sisters will be renewing their Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.  Come and join us!
 March 26th: Soup and Stations - Soup and bread supper at 6:00 pm with Stations following at 7:00 pm.  Today at St. Mary's
 March 27th: No Fath Formation tonight because of Spring Break. Bible Study of the Book of Matthew after the 9 am Mass at St. Denis and also on
 March 28st: after the 9 am Mass at St. Mary's
 March 29th: Divine Mercy Chapel will be prayed after 9:00 am Mass today and every Friday during Lent
 Lenten Mission:  Discipleship: Come Follow the Lord: April 2nd - April 4th.


Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner:

March 16th; 5 - 8 pm.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (at the Hall in Lexington Heights)

Proceeds to benefit Religious Vocations

Hope you will join us!!

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage 11

MAlogoAve Maria Parish Mission Statement

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic faith community who welcomes all people to our Christian family. We are disciples and sacramental followers of Jesus Christ. In our chosen vocations, we call upon the Blessed Mother’s intercession and recognize the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to carry out God’s work.

We strive to grow together in holiness through prayer, reception of the sacraments, faith formation and evangelization. Through the grace of God, we extend ourselves to each other and our community to proclaim the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.