Announcements for March 30, 2014

THIS SUNDAY we will be blessing the new Green High Mass vestments at the 10 AM Mass. This set made by Luzar Vestments of Oxford, UK, will replace current Winter Green set. In addition to the regular pieces we ordered, there is a full altar frontal. The set has been given in loving memory of Charles Ozias.

Did you know that Lent IV is the basis for Mother’s Day? Not the secular May “holiday” but, the real Mother’s Day which is of Church origin. In the pre-Vatican II Epistle appointed for Lent IV, St Paul makes the contrast between the children of the bond woman and the children of promise born of the free woman. He then observes: “Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Various traditions arose, including visiting one’s “mother” church or the Cathedral. Gifts (daffodils, roses) to our earthly mothers were also given on this Sunday.

YOUR EASTER LETTER is in the Narthex for you to take home with you this Sunday!

THE APRIL ARCHANGEL is also in the Narthex. Please be sure to take yours home with you. It is filled with a myriad of information about coming events. Reading the Archangel is the best way to stay informed about the many activities occurring monthly in the Parish. It will save you a call or two to the office!

MORNING MASS & LENTEN BREAKFAST continues April 3rd. Mass begins at 7:00 am. If you would like to attend the breakfast following Mass, be sure to sign-up in the Narthex.

DINNER, Stations of the Cross and Benediction beginning at 6:30 pm. If you plan to eat with us, please sign-up in the Narthex today.

HELP is needed this Saturday, beginning right after Mass. We will veil the church for Passiontide, the last two weeks of Lent. We greatly appreciate any help you can give us with this big Lenten event.

SAINT CLARE’S GUILD meets this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Room.

PAVERS: With the hardscape portion of the Legacy/Landscape Project complete and spring just around the corner which will bring the new plantings for the project, the time has come to set a deadline for ordering inaugural pavers. The deadline is this Tuesday. No fooling!

LOST, PLEASE HELP – A pair of blue handled garden clippers were last seen in the Parish Hall while the swags for Christmas were being assembled. The name “Gross” is written on the side. Your help in locating them is greatly appreciated. If you find them, please put them in the church office. They are brand new and sorely missed. Thank you!

MRS. TERESA HENRY FROM The Colorado Haiti Project will be visiting the Church School classes this Sunday. She is presenting a slide show of Saint Paul’s School and the children who attend there. Our students will be drawing pictures and writing notes to send back to Haiti for those children. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted too. If parishioners not in our church school would like to contribute please just drop by the either the Guild Room, or the EYC room, or find Tracy Hunt! Envelopes for donations will be available. This is our Church School Lenten Outreach Project, so the more participation, the better!