Keeping Us Connected Newsletter
March 26, 2021
Behold your king is coming to you, a just savior is he,
humble, and riding on a donkey. 
– Zecariah 9:9
Dear Saint Mary’s Friends,

Here are a few items of interest as we enter into the culmination of Lent:

1. Stations of the Cross Video: This week’s version of the Stations is a beautiful and profound reflection by St. John Henry Newman. Time taken to follow along with him will be well spent in preparing for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

2. Holy Week: Please be sure to check the schedules for all Holy Week Liturgies and livestreaming. One Easter Sunday Mass will be livestreamed – the 10:00 AM Mass in the Hall.

3.. Reconciliation Monday: Join us in the Parish Hall for Confession, March 29, 3:00-9:00 PM. No registration required.

4. .Saint Augustine on Palm Sunday: Tell the daughter of Zion, “Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Thus the Lord entered into Jerusalem as a King! But what kind of King is He?

Throughout the history of the world we have had many Kings that have conquered cities and nations. Today in many parts of the world we have Kings. But there is one unconquered territory that has alluded men of power throughout all history, and this is the human heart, and its sole conqueror is Christ the King! Today we celebrate Christ the King who enters into our personal Jerusalem, our hearts, where he saves us from sins, our misery, our darkness, and our death! For Christ was not the king of Israel so that he might exact a tax or equip an army with weaponry and visibly vanquish an enemy. He was the king in that he rules minds, in that he gives counsel for eternity, in that he leads into the kingdom of heaven, for those who believe, hope and love.
Health and blessings,
Monsignor Royal
Praised be Jesus Christ!
Now and Forever
Also in today’s Newsletter:
Free movie this Sunday at the Ridgefield Playhouse
1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Mention at the door that you are a St. Mary Parishioner and get in FREE
See Academy Award-winner Cecil Demille’s epic film on the big screen in this 65th Anniversary event starring Charlton Heston with exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies! Seating is limited capacity and socially-distanced!
Register for Masses and Services Below
Saint Joseph Parenting Center Virtual Spring Breakfast
April 14 - 8:00 - 8:45 AM
THE SHROUD OF TURIN
An Evening of Reflection

Our last night!
March 26 at 10:00 PM

This presentation will be livestreamed. View from Facebook or our website

YOUTH & FAMILY
MEATLESS MEALS & STATIONS #6

This Friday will be our last zoomed Stations for the year! Whip up this easy Veggie Frittata, gather your family ‘round, and join us! Link will be sent the day of to all registered families. 

More info? ldanner@smcr.org
Join us!

Stations of the Cross for Children/Families
Date: Good Friday, April 2nd
Time: 3:30pm

Location: Outdoors and Socially Distanced at West Lane Farm
RSVP Here

PRAYER AND SACRAMENTS
MASS REGISTRATION







LIVESTREAMING
Palm Sunday at 10 AM and all three Triduum services - Holy Thursday at 7 PM, Good Friday at 3 PM, Easter Vigil at 8 PM and Easter Sunday at 10 AM 

Watch LIVE and afterwards (anytime) on our Facebook page and website
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross Fridays at 7 PM in the Parish Hall
WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday, 12:30 PM - GYM
Tuesday, 5:00 PM - GYM
Wednesday 12:30 PM - GYM
Thursday, 5:00 PM - GYM
Friday, 12:30 PM - GYM

No Registration Required
Please do not arrive earlier than 12:15 PM to the 12:30 PM Mass

SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION
Tuesdays - 4:15 PM

Saturdays - 3:00 to 4:00 PM

**Reconciliation Monday, March 29, 3-9 PM**

Nancy Bossidy Rec Center (GYM)
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Please remember to wear a face mask

Adoration Chapel
OPEN DAILY
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Limited to 4 people at any one time

If the 4 places are full, a visitor must wait outside or return at another time.
Chairs and kneelers are safely distanced and the air conditioning and air circulation system works well.
PRAYER LIST
Many thanks for your continued support of our Parish!
You may mail your offertory to the Parish office as well; mail is picked up every day. St. Mary Parish, 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877