March 12, 2023

From the Pastor’s Desk.

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Dear Parishioners,

Today is the third Sunday in Lent. Our Lenten journey seems to be going by very quickly. It is my hope and prayer that these weeks have been an opportunity to spend time with the Lord, most especially in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Last Monday we had many pilgrims from Brooklyn and Queens visit Our Lady of Victory Church for Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and Vespers. It was a beautiful experience for me to see so many people before our Lord in the Eucharist. During this season, we are invited to deepen our relationship with the Lord Jesus through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. May these remaining weeks of Lent be a time of grace and blessing, as we prepare to enter the most sacred of time of the liturgical year, that is the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection.

 Stations of the Cross & Lenten Vespers

Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday night during the season of Lent beginning at 7:00PM. Stations of the cross will be held at each of the three churches. As is the custom here at St. Martin de Porres, each Tuesday evening during the season of Lent we will have Eucharistic Adoration and pray Vespers. It will take place at Our Lady of Victory Church beginning at 7:30PM.

Women’s Day Celebration

During the month of March, we as a community celebrate the rich history women have made within our culture and particularly, our church. March is popularly known as Women’s History Month. We will have a special Mass and celebration in honor of Women’s History month today, Sunday March 12 at the 11:30AM Mass at St. Peter Claver Church. Immediately following the Mass there will be a reception in Msgr. Rodgers Hall. I thank the Women’s Day committee for all their work in planning this beautiful celebration.

Easter Flower Envelopes

In just a few short weeks, we will begin to decorate our three churches for the celebration of Easter with Easter flowers. Easter flower envelopes are located at the doors of each of our three churches. Each Easter flower is $25. You may place the donation in the envelope and return it in the collection basket on Sunday or bring it to the parish office.

Wishing you a blessed and peaceful week,

Father Alonzo Q. Cox