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First Eucharist Sunday, Mar. 26 Home Lesson

Hello First Eucharist Families,


This Sunday, March 26 will be a Home Lesson to review Lesson 6, prayers, family activities and song. (There are no in person sessions!)

This Home Lesson will also provide the time for those absent to complete this important Lesson and Booklet.


Please see: Lesson 6 –First Eucharist Booklet (in blue folders)

To help you teach the lesson please use the following TOGETHER IN JESUS FIRST EUCHARIST Resources:


We are getting closer to the day the children make the Sacrament so in between sessions, please continue to:

  • Use the Family Time Poster distributed at the meeting for you to post on your refrigerator. It included Family Activities to follow up the lesson throughout your week and will help in the preparation of your child.
  • Practice the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, and prayers distributed and on the inside of their blue folders daily/nightly.
  • Listen to and practice the song that we will be singing at the First Eucharist: We Come To Your Table @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTDt1yH9pHc.  (NEW LINK!)


The next in class session is on Sunday, April 2 @ 9:45 – 10:45 am.


Courtesy Announcement: Joseph’s House and Shelter 2023 Winter Walk

Joseph’s House and Shelter is excited to return to the traditional Winter Walk! The in-person event will be Saturday March 25 from 2pm to 4pm starting at the Hill Street location (202 4th St. Troy). Please spread the word and ask people to sponsor you! This a great family activity that raises awareness about homelessness. Please call 518-874-1247 for more information. Visit: josephshousetroy.org


Additional Lenten Opportunities at OLV/OLS (also attached).

Stations of the Cross

Fridays March 24 and March 31 - 6:30 PM at OLV

Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 PM at OLS

Good Friday - April 7 - 6:30 PM at OLV and OLS


Friday Lenten Dinners 4:30-6:30 PM @ OLV Parish Center

Mar. 24 & Mar.31 (Eat in or Take out)


Sacrament of Reconciliation

During Lent, Confession is an excellent way to prepare our hearts and is encouraged as often as you can go!

Confession is offered in at OLV in the confessional every Saturday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm before the Saturday Vigil Mass begins. Every Wednesday we also offer reconciliation after the 12:15 PM Mass until 2:00 PM.


Communal Penance Service - Wednesday, March 29th - 7:00 PM OLV


Looking ahead....                                   THE TRIDUUM

Holy Thursday - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper –

April 6 @ 7:00 PM at OLV


Good Friday of the Lord's Passion - April 7

3:00 PM at OLV (Stations of the Cross will be offered at OLV and OLS at 6:30 PM)


Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil - April 8

8:00 PM at OLV


Easter Sunday - April 9

8:15 AM and 11:15 AM at OLV

9:45 AM at OLS Grafton


Please contact me if you have any questions. Enjoy the week and weekend!


Thank you!



Mary Eaton

Interim Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry

Our Lady of Victory

Mission Our Lady of the Snow






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