Return Bowls to Church Entrances
Our parish participated in the CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services' Lenten program. We prayed, fasted and gave alms— and now we celebrate! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl ends in our own hearts, where Jesus reigns forever. Let us rejoice in our risen Lord—and in the lives we’ve changed this Lent in Tanzania, Nicaragua, Niger, Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and all over the world! Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl to the baskets at the entrances to church the weekend of April 15/16 or you can drop them off to the Parish Office. All should be returned NO Later than Sunday, April 23.
- Holy Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM at Holy Cross
- Good Friday, after our 2:00 PM Good Friday Service at Holy Cross - until all are heard
- Saturday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM at Holy Cross
All are Welcome...Come and Listen….for God’s guidance and experience His loving forgiveness!
Saying “I’m sorry,” can be difficult, but hearing “You’re forgiven,” is wonderful!
These next 6 weeks are different than the other 46 weeks of the year. Lent directs us toward self-transformation; a time to redouble our efforts to learn what gospel-living means—that lasts beyond Lent itself. Mere denial is not the goal of Lent, but a conversion through prayer, fast, penance, and almsgiving. We surrender ourselves to God.
Based on the 1983 Code of Canon Law, the following are the regulations for Lent:
Refrain from eating meat at all meals on that day. All persons who are 14 years of age or older are bound by the law of abstinence. Ash Wednesday is a day of Abstinence as are all Fridays* during Lent.
Only one full meal. The other two meals small enough that, together, they do not equal one full meal. The law of fasting binds all persons who are between the ages of 18 and 59, inclusive. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fasting.
Catholics are especially encouraged to perform acts of penance during the season of Lent. Lenten regulations begin on the morning of Ash Wednesday and continue through Holy Thursday.
*Dispensation for Saint Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17, 2017
Daily Mass See schedule...
Eucharistic Adoration Wednesdays, from 1:00—5:00 PM
Stations of the Cross See schedule...
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Saturdays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Day of Penance & Mercy More...
Family Lenten Gathering More...
Lenten Soup Supper More...
Rosary and Benediction More...Rosary - Every Thursday at 9:15 AM in Church
Divine Mercy Prayer Group More...
Parish Lenten Reflection Booklet More...
Lenten Series More...
Lovelight, a Tenebrae Service More...
The Catholic Courier staff is producing an online Lenten journal to help guide readers throughout the penitential season.
The 2017 journal will launch on Ash Wednesday, March 1, at www.catholiccourier.com/lentenjournal2017. It will feature daily multimedia resources for Lent and will conclude on Easter Sunday, April 16.
Visitors to the journal will find Gospel readings, reflections, information about the Lent season, meatless recipes, children's crafts and more.
- See more at: http://catholiccourier.com/photo-video/special-projects/journey-to-easter-calendar/courier-plans-multimedia-lenten-journal/?keywords=Lent&tag=&searchSectionID=#sthash.99uUeBGe.dpuf
Other Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
Operation Rice Bowl continues through Lent
Join our parish community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s rice bowl from the doors of church, and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app at crsricebowl.org! Remember, what you give up for Lent changes lives.
Looking for Meatless Meals to prepare this Lent? Visit crsricebowl.org/recipe
We will be collecting your Operation Rice Bowl boxes beginning on Palm Sunday. Completed Rice Bowls may be placed in the collection or in the basket near the South addition.
Lent is a season that calls us:
• to fast from discontent and to feast on gratitude;
• to fast from anger and to feast on patience;
• to fast from bitterness and to feast on forgiveness;
• to fast from self-concern and to feast on compassion;
• to fast from discouragement and to feast on hope;
• to fast from laziness and to feast on commitment;
• to fast from complaining and to feast on acceptance;
• to fast from prejudice and to feast on understanding;
• to fast from resentment and to feast on reconciliation;
• to fast from lies and to feast on the truth;
• to fast from wasted time and to feast on honest work;
• to fast from grimness and to feast on joy;
• to fast from suspicion and to feast on trust;
• to fast from idle talk and to feast on prayer and silence.
Based on a version often attributed to William Arthur Ward