News from San Antonio Church – February 21, 2021

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Weekly Bulletin February 21, 2021

by Terrie Evans

On this 1st Sunday of  Lent, Invocabit Sunday, we begin our journey  through prayer, penance and almsgiving  as a part of  our Lenten sacrifice.  Lent in Latin is Quadragesima which means Fortieth, the number of days until Easter Sunday.  On Ash Wednesday, Christians begin a period of reflection, self-examination and spiritual redirection.  This liturgical season is observed in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic Churches.  During these 40 days, we recall Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert as we fast and sacrifice a luxury during this somber Liturgical season. In some parishes, they have an annual Lenten Event asking those to donate the value of what they have given up for the benefit of their church’s fundraiser.   Many Christians will pray a daily devotional  every morning or observe the Stations of the Cross.  The colors used during Lent  are violet or blue except in the Anglican church who will  use unbleached linen or muslin known as Lenten array.

Our San Antonio Church Annual Pizza Party is scheduled for Saturday, March 6th with NO DINE IN and CARRY OUT ONLY.  With all the COVID restrictions in place this is the best way to get our delicious LADIES OF THE LOT pizzas to our loyal customers.  We will offer the many varieties of deep dish pies for $12 each and new this year we will offer our homemade San Antonio Pizza Sauce available in quart size for $10.  You can pre order your pizza’s after Mass in the Hall,  by phone or on line with  all the details listed on San Antonio’s Face Book Page.  To pre-order check our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/SanAntonioItalianChapelCincinnati  or by calling  Dave Sabatelli at 513-405-6444.  Dave will also be available after Mass to purchase tickets or for further info.  Our Carry Out Service starts at 11:30 AM and lasts until 7:45 PM on Saturday, March 6th.  Also, Split the Pot Tickets are available at $5 each.  Please  consider buying  your “Take Out Pizza Event” tickets early as there are only a  limited amount of tickets and this popular yearly event always sells out. 

During this trying time we have missed many regulars at Mass due to health issues or the extra precautions they might need to take for their own protection.  Over the last few months we have welcomed  Gregg and Lisa Eilerhurst and  Dave Sabatelli’s sister and brother-in-law, Larry and Eileen Vickery.  They have been attending  our 9:00 AM Sunday Mass and volunteering  with our twice monthly Lunch on the House Tuesday’s.  Our church community always welcomes new faces at our Mass so, please introduce yourself to make them feel a part of San Antonio.   

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