Wednesday March 6, is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our Lenten season. I encourage all of you to attend Mass or one of our many prayer services here or wherever you might be. Please note that ashes will be distributed after the homily at 7am, 9am, 12noon, and 7pm Spanish Masses and at prayer services at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and in the Chapel at 7pm.
We will also have a 7pm evening Mass in English on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please note Spanish that Mass on Thursday will be in Spanish. Every Sunday during lent we will be inviting a guest priest in to preside over and preach at vespers.
This weekend the Diocese has asked that we announce the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal. I want to thank those of you who generously supported the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal. Because of your generosity, we were able to go over the goal by $5,000. Great job everyone!
Now we need to focus on 2019. Our goal has gone up this year to $159,310. I humbly ask those who supported last year to continue to do the same for 2019. I ask, if you can, those who did not support the 2018 appeal to consider making a $240 pledge ($20.00 a month) until the end of the year. All monies raised will continue to help the Bishop too allow the Diocese to run programs and services for the people of God living in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. Please help St. Sebastian’s reach its goal and please help the Bishop to continue to run the Diocese as best he can!