Nazareth Catholic Community

March 25, 2015 ~ Fifth Week of Lent

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

Greetings everyone,

This Sunday, March 29th, 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

Lenten Eucharistic Adoration and Compline

THIS Thursday, 3/26, 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’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.

Lent and Holy Week Events and Dates!

Eucharistic Adoration and Compline
3/26 at 9:00PM

Palm Sunday: 3/29 at 7:00PM
Holy Thursday: 4/2 at 8:00PM
Good Friday: 4/3 at 12:30PM
Easter: Sunday, 4/5 at 7:00PM

Mass with Bishop Clark
Sunday, 4/12 at 7:00PM

All Services are held in Linehan Chapel.

Are You Free on Wednesdays at 12:30? Come to Mass this Lent!

Every Wednesday, we will celebrate Mass at 12:30PM in Linehan Chapel. Don't worry, you have the time! This Mass is shorter than a Sunday Mass, only about 25 minutes! What a wonderful way to find balance and spiritual nourishment in the middle of your busy week!

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!

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