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Daily Prayers 

Held at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., Monday thru Friday at Mary's Helpers. We welcome you to join us.

March 3rd, 8th Sunday Ordinary Time

March 10th, First Week of Lent

March 17th, Second Week of Lent

March 24th, Third Week of Lent

March 31st, Fourth Week of Lent

                                            March 23rd St. Oscar Romero
                                            A life lived out in El Salvador, a Catholic                                                      country named after Christ the Savior. An                                                  expert shooter’s bullet killed him in the                                                          middle of mass on March 24, 1980.  In his 3                                                years as archbishop, Romero became visible to the world through his preaching to a nation engulfed in tensions and violence. Parallels have been drawn between Romero’s 3 years as archbishop and the 3 years of the public life of Jesus. The preaching, the teaching, the prayer and solitude. The closeness to the poor, the tender love of the vulnerable and destitute, the courage and resolution, the insults hurled, the pharisaic plotting against him, the doubts and the fears, the death threats and the public execution. Archbishop Oscar Romero. He loved God in the poor, even to the point of martyrdom. 
                                                                   According to legend,people                                                                             prayed to St. Joseph to help                                                                               them during a terrible famine                                                                         that ended because of an                                                                                     unexpected bounty of fava                                                                                 beans. The story goes that the people created an altar of thanks and began a yearly tradition honoring the saint. Altars piled high with food served the dual purpose of feeding the hungry.
Today, altars are still used to thank St. Joseph for answering a prayer or to ask for help. Those who cannot build their own altar are able to keep their promises to St. Joseph by working on altars in their community or church. Some altars are created out of a custom called questua, which means “searching” or “seeking.” Instead of buying the ingredients and materials for the altar, one begs for them, further humbling oneself in an act of poverty. This recalls the impoverishment of the starving Sicilians who initially asked for St. Joseph’s help. It also reminds the person on the questua of the purpose of the altar – to feed the hungry. 


St. Joseph's Day, March 19th and  Joseph's Altar meaning

ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
                                     

​                                                We celebrate Christ’s                                                                     birth  on  Dec 25th,                                                                         which implies that he                                                                     must have  been                                                                               conceived nine                                                                                 months earlier on                                                                           March 25th.