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Gr. 1, 3-8 March 19 Follow Up

Hello Grade 1,3-8 Families,


Below is the lesson in your child/children’s folder to complete If your child/children were absent today or for review:

Gospel Weeklies Lesson: March 19, 2023 • 4th Sunday of Lent/Laetare Sunday

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6–7, 10–13a; Ephesians 5:8–14; John 9:1–41 @ https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031923.cfm


Sunday Gospel Background Jesus opens the eyes of a man born blind—on the Sabbath. The man’s neighbors and parents don’t share his happiness. His parents reject him, and he is expelled from the synagogue. When Jesus finds him, the blind man tells Jesus that he believes in him.


Grade level Parent Teaching pages and videos to use along with your child’s Gospel Weeklies can be found at:

Promise :First Gradehttps://www.pflaumweeklies.com/documents/2022-23/parent-teaching-guides/unit-4/english/promise/Promise-U4-L26-EN.pdf.

Good News: Third Gradehttps://www.pflaumweeklies.com/documents/2022-23/parent-teaching-guides/unit-4/english/good-news/GoodNews-U4-L26-EN.pdf

Venture. Fourth – Sixth Grade-  https://www.pflaumweeklies.com/documents/2022-23/parent-teaching-guides/unit-4/english/venture/Venture-U4-L26-EN.pdf.

Visions: Seventh - Eighth Grade - https://www.pflaumweeklies.com/documents/2022-23/parent-teaching-guides/unit-4/english/visions/Visions-U4-L26-EN.pdf


The next in class session is on Sunday, April 2 @ 9:45 – 10:45 am. Next weekend, Sunday, March 26 is a Home lesson.


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 are 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. Have a good week!


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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