We strive to be a warm, welcoming and caring parish in which the gifts and talents of all, young and old, are recognized and graciously used to nourish others. If you are new to the parish, please introduce yourself to Fr. McCarthy after Mass.
FY2013 Annual Report
If Pembroke schools are closed due to weather, there is no daily morning Mass and the office is closed.
Ash Wednesday is March 5. Ashes will be distributed at the 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Masses and at the Liturgy of the Word at 4:00 p.m.
Abstinence—Catholics over 14 yeas of age are bound to the obligation of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all.
Fast—Catholics over 18 and up to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to the obligation of fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the days of fasting. On these days, one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals in not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed.
Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays during Lent at 6:30 p.m. During Lent, Benediction will be held at 6:15 p.m., followed by the Stations of the Cross. A meal of soup and bread will follow in the parish hall from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. A suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 per family will help defray costs. Feel free to attend all or any part of the evening.
St. Thecla's is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. Watch for exciting news about our celebrations. If you would like to be part of the team, please contact Sue Runne at firstname.lastname@example.org.