Welcome to March, SJV Community!
The month of March brings about a very important time in the church year. The season of Lent, which begins on March 2nd, will continue through Holy Week taking us to Easter! This is the time to remember how Jesus Christ suffered and died for all humanity in order that we might be saved! It’s a time
to pray more and build our relationship with God as we prepare ourselves to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter. How do we grow closer to God during Lent? The Church has several guidines that we follow in order to achieve this (please see the above graphic). It is also great to choose some personal forms of spirtual growth. We can sacrifice the things we love (treats, electronics etc.) and replace them with something more pleasing to God like reading scripture, attending mass or confession, and/or going to adoration.
On March 25th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Annunciation. We contemplate Mary’s visitation by the Angel Gabriel who told Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus. Remember that Mary was conceived without sin and was ever faithful to the will of God. With total abandonment and trust in God, Mary responded “May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). Mary’s answer of YES made the salvation of the world possible.
This is a great day to contemplate God’s will in our lives. Repeat this prayer often: Father, thy will be done. Amen!
March- Also This Month!
Participate in these special days this month with SJV Parish!
March 2nd: Lent Begins! Join us for “Ash Wednesday” mass at 8:00 am and receive your ashes! Ashes symbolize that we as sinners seek repentance!
March 13th: Come celebrate the transfiguration. Jesus’ divinity is revealed!
March 19th: Solemnity of St. Joseph, guardian of the church and foster-father of our Lord.
Fridays During Lent: Join us at the church Friday evenings to participate in the Stations of the Cross (for time, please see the parish bulletin at sjvparish.com).
Happening at SJV School:
Open House: Join us at the school after the 10 am mass! Walk through the classrooms to see all of the wonderful things SJV students have been up to. 11:00am-2:00pm.
Congratulations to all of our 8th grade students who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on March22nd! Say a prayer for them that the Holy Spirit will guide them all of their lives.
Pray, Study, Love, Serve!
Here are the virtues that our students will be focusing on during the month of March: Foresight, Self-control, Perseverance, Moderation, Honesty
JOIN US for morning mass in March! 8:00 am. Class attendance is as follows*:
Mondays: 2nd & 8th grades
Tuesdays: 1st & 7th grades
Wednesdays: TK, 4th & 5th grades
Thursdays: K, 3rd & 6th grades
*Subject to change due to COVID
Have questions for CSAC? Our next meeting will be held on March 28th.