Before we get to the schedule, we wanted to let you know that non-plastic Q-Tips will be used to place ashes upon a person's forehead. A fresh Q-Tip will be used for each person. All Q-Tips will be burned afterwards in order to properly dispose of the blessed ashes.
The distribution of Ashes will occur at each of these services.
Reservations are required for all Masses and Liturgy of the Word Services. Click here to make a reservation.
8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Philip the Apostle (Fr. Dean Semmer)
8:30 a.m. Mass for the Sacred Heart School Children is Closed to the Public.
11:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word Service at St. Philip the Apostle
(Deacon Gerry Keenan)
4:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Word Service at Sacred Heart (Fr. Dan Cassidy)
6:30 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart (Fr. Steve Lanza)
We will also offer socially-distanced continual distribution of ashes between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at both worship sites.
Reservations are NOT required, although attendees will be asked to sign-in upon their arrival. This is an important and necessary step for our COVID-19 record keeping protocols.
Sacred Heart: Fireplace Room:
Enter the parish office via the parking lot door and exit via the back door of the office building.
St. Philip the Apostle: John Paul II Room:
Enter via the front/east doors of the church and exit via the parking lot door in the JP II Room.
Virtual Café for Lent - Six Week Special Series
Join the Divine Mercy Virtual Café special series designed just for Lent. Small groups will meet for five weeks of community and conversation on the Lenten Sunday Gospels beginning February 18 and 19. Choose an evening or morning session: Thursday Evenings 7-8:00 p.m. or Friday Mornings 9:30-10:30 a.m. Registration for small groups here!
Contact Sue at email@example.com for more information.
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“Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me!”
Lenten Retreat Series from Loyola University
Beginning the week of February 14. Choose the day/time that works best for you: Tuesday mornings (10:00am – 12:00pm); Tuesday evenings (6:30 – 8:30pm); or Thursday mornings (10:00am – 12:00pm). This five week series from IPS Scripture School is designed for the average layperson. All are welcome. No prior academic experience necessary, just an open mind & open heart. $55 Fee. For information and registration, visit
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Six Weeks with the Bible: Living for a Just Society
Mondays beginning February 22, 9:30 a.m. by Zoom videoconference. This is a study of a dozen selections from Scripture which will help us discover God’s vision for justice in society and our role in His plans. Book purchase required. Leaders: Mary Slocum and Pam Coster. Contact Pam Coster at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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Refugees - A Catholic Response
Two talks by representatives from Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) and Lynn Gordon, founder of Madonna Mission in Chicago. Wednesdays, February 24th and March 10th at 7:00 p.m. Catholic social teaching calls us to concern for all people and to justice and mercy. Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) has been living out this demand of our faith since 1980. Their work is “helping refugees heal, learn and determine their own future.” Contact Pam Coster at email@example.com to register.
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Picturing St. Joseph in European Art:
A Special Presentation for the Feast of St. Joseph
In this Year of St. Joseph, SsJFX parishioner and art historian Leslie Scattone will do an online program on Tuesday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. on depictions of St. Joseph in art through the ages, with special focus on European art from the 15th to early 19th centuries.
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