Spring Cleaning

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Welcome Fr. Larry Berger! Fr. Berger is a senior priest of the Diocese of La Crosse. He is filling in this weekend as Fr. Charlie and I are attending the Alpha Retreat in Black River Falls. Please keep all those attending the retreat in your prayers.
Beginning this Sunday communal celebrations of penance are being held at area parishes. A number of priests will be available at each of these celebrations which include individual confession and absolution. If you’ve not yet been to confession this Lent, please make time to join us at one of the following celebrations. The time is here for all of us to get our spiritual “spring cleaning” done!

Sunday, March 13
3:00 pm. at Holy Ghost, Chippewa Falls
5:00 pm. at Holy Cross, Cornell

Monday, March 14
7:00 pm. at St. Charles, Chippewa Falls

Tuesday, March 15
7:00 pm. at Notre Dame, Chippewa Falls

Thursday, March 17
7:00 pm. at St. Joseph Church, Boyd
7:00 pm at St. Paul, Bloomer

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, the beginning of Holy Week. I hope that we will all set aside extra time to enter into the celebration of this most important time of the year as together we celebrate the Lord’s death, rest, and resurrection. Please plan to join us especially for the liturgies of the Easter Triduum:

• Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm at St. Charles.
• Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion and Death at 1:00 pm at St. Charles. Tenebrae at St. Peters at 8:00 pm.
• Holy Saturday – The Great Vigil of Easter at 8:00 pm at St. Charles.

Once again we are inviting young people in Grades 2 – 5 to participate in the Easter Vigil liturgy on Saturday, March 26. The children will be helping us tell the story of creation and ringing bells during the Gloria. There will be one practice on Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 am at St. Charles. Please call the Parish Office at 715.723.4088 to let us know if your child will take part – Thanks!