Lent 2019

We are all hungry people—our God has designed us to be people who seek, yearn, and hunger for Him.

What do you hunger for? The world encourages us to hunger for power, wealth, possessions, status, and comfort. At the surface, these are nice things to have, but they can never truly satisfy us.

Our Church places the Lenten season before us to remind us to forsake worldly desires and instead hunger for God and for his desires of justice, unity, trust, and peace. As we explore this hunger, our Church suggests that we seek satisfaction through the Eucharist, through prayer, through giving to others, and through sacrifice.

Fr. Don Wester, Fr. Bob Suit, Fr. Peter Faimega

Parish Priests
The events listed here are simply a few opportunities that may satisfy our hunger for God. This Lent, may we find satisfaction in our hunger for God’s will.

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday 7 pm in the Church

  • March 8: Way of the Cross w/Fulton Sheen
  • March 15: Open Wide Our Hearts - Reflecting on our Gospel call to care for the oppressed
  • March 22: The Stations with Mary - Walk the stations through the eyes of Mary
  • March 29: Way of the Cross w/Fulton Sheen
  • April 5: We Walked with Jesus - Hear the accounts of those present at the first Way of the Cross
  • April 12: The Burden You Carried for Me - An examination of conscience rooted in hope

Following Stations of the Cross, Adoration will continue until 9 pm.

Parish Mission

Tuesdays 7 pm in the Church

  • We are fed through the Eucharist: The Mass
  • Why do we do what we do? Did you know there is a scriptural and historical reason behind every word and event of the Mass? You’re invited to our Parish Mission to experience and hear more about the center of our faith.
  • March 12: Preparing for Mass—The Gloria
  • March 19: The Liturgy of the Word
  • March 26: The Profession of Faith—Offertory Rite
  • April 2: The Eucharistic Prayers
  • April 9: Communion Rite—Concluding Rite

Sacrament of Reconciliation after each Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Tuesday, April 16

  • Two times this day from 9 am to11 am & 7 pm to 9 pm

Mini-Retreat

“Called for Freedom”

  • Saturday, April 6, 8 am-11 am
  • RSVP by Wed, April 3

What Kind of Bread are We?

  • Evening of Reflection for the Family by Fr. Dominic
  • The Bread Monk, PBS TV personality, inspirational speaker - RSVP 
  • Sunday, April 7 at 6:00 pm, Annex

40 Hours of Adoration

  • (Schedule of Types of Prayer TBA)
  • April 12-14

Fish Fry

  • Every Friday EXCEPT Good Friday
  • 4 pm to 7 pm

Holy Week Schedule

Tuesday, April 16

Reconciliation: 9am-11am and 7pm-9pm.  

Thursday, April 18 

Morning Prayer, 8am

Celebration of the Lord's Supper, 7pm; 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight.

Friday, April 19

Morning Prayer, 8am

Live Stations of the Cross, 3pm

Celebration of the Lord's Passion, 7pm

Saturday, April 20

Morning Prayer, 8am

Easter Vigil 7:45pm

Easter Sunday, April 21

6am - Church

7:30am - Church

9am - Church

10:30am - Church and Gym

Noon - Church and Gym

 

 

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    Lent Guidelines

    The Church has always helped us fulfill these words of Jesus by prescribing very definite penance for all Catholics so that we too might have Eternal life.

    Accordingly, the Pope and the American Bishops have outlined obligatory fast and abstinence as follows:

    Ash Wednesday & Good Friday

    Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, March 6) and Good Friday (April 19,) are days of abstinence for all Catholics over the age of 14.

    On these two days, fast, as well as abstinence, is also obligatory for those from the ages of 18-59.

    • Abstinence means refraining from meat.
    • Fast means one full meal a day, with two smaller meals and nothing between meals (liquids are permitted).

    No Catholic will lightly excuse himself or herself from this obligation.

    All Fridays in Lent

    All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Here again, Catholics will not hold themselves lightly excused, but if there is a serious health problem, this obligation would not apply.

     

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