Nazareth Catholic Community

March 20, 2016 ~ Palm Sunday

Chaplain's Chatter: Thoughts, Reflections and Musings from the Catholic Chaplain

Greetings everyone,

TODAY, Sunday, March 20th, is Palm Sunday; the day when Christians celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem the week before his death and resurrection. Palm Sunday, also referred to as "Passion Sunday," marks the beginning of Holy Week which concludes on Easter (please find the Holy Week service schedule below).

Palm Sunday is a day of hope! It is a day to recall and recommit ourselves to bringing the Gospel message of hope and peace into our world through living lives of service and advocating for justice and peace.

Please join us this Sunday at 7:00PM for our Palm Sunday Mass!

~ Jamie

"Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is
the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"

~ Matthew 21:9

Nazareth’s Catholic and Protestant Communities participate in the Fair Trade Palms Project!

Palms marked Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, these symbolic fronds also are waving in a new era for communities in Guatemala and Mexico that are taking part in a program sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the University of Minnesota, which initiated work with rural farm cooperatives in Mexico and Guatemala to decrease over-harvesting and waste by selecting only the highest quality fronds. In turn, the farmers receive a better price for their quality palms, thereby improving their livelihoods.

Holy Week Services

Wednesday, March 23
12:30PM - Mass

Thursday, March 24 - Holy Thursday
8:00pm- Catholic Mass of the Lord's Supper

Friday, March 25 - Good Friday
12:30pm- Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
The chapel is open all day for private prayer.

Sunday, March 27 - Easter Sunday

7:00pm- Catholic Mass

Eucharistic Adoration and Compline

3/31 at 9:00PM
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Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17

Join college students from all over western New York for a weekend retreat in the Franciscan tradition at Mt. Irenaeus.

Friday, April 15 (leave late afternoon) to
Sunday, April 17 (return around 4:00PM)

Mount Irenaeus is the retreat center for St. Bonaventure University. Once a semester, the students at St. Bonaventure invite students from other area colleges to an intercollegiate weekend.

Consider taking a break from the stress of the semester!
Cost is only $10.00 ~ Transportation provided
Space is limited to 6 Nazareth students!!! ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!!

Please email Jamie Fazio at to sign up ASAP!

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Easter Eucharistic Adoration and Compline

THIS Thursday, 3/31, from 9:00PM to 10:00PM in Linehan Chapel

Come spend some time away in prayer…

Eucharistic Adoration is simply spending quiet time in the presence of Jesus. When Jesus was suffering His agony in the garden, He asked his apostles, “Could you not spend one hour with Me?” Jesus’ lamentation touches our hearts, and we respond, “We can.” Adoration is for anyone who wishes to come.

Compline is an evening prayer that settles the mind and heart and serves as a peaceful connection between one day or week and the next. You do not have to be Catholic too participate and there are no special requirements.

Come again or for the first time!

Any questions, please call Sr. Donna- 585-733-4422 or email her at

Nazareth College Catholic Community

Sunday Mass 7:00PM
Wednesday Mass: 12:30PM
Gluten free hosts available upon request.
For the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please e-mail one of our priests to schedule an appointment.

Jamie R. Fazio, M.Div., Catholic Chaplain, Office: GAC 162

The Nazareth College Catholic Community is sponsored by the Nazareth Center for Spirituality. All are always welcome!