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Lent 2016

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Be merciful like the Father – the theme for this Jubilee Year of Mercy.  What a wonderful mantra all year long, but especially befitting this most Holy Season of Lent. Pope Francis declared that "The season of Lent during this Jubilee Year should also be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God's mercy," especially by meditating on the passages from Sacred Scripture that help us rediscover the merciful face of the Father.  “Living Lent with Mercy” is a booklet of meditations and daily prayers that will be distributed to parishioners the first weekend of Lent that will aid us all in that rediscovery.

Practicing works of mercy is another way to bring substance to your personal Lenten journey.  Volunteering at a homeless shelter or food bank, visiting the sick or homebound, and helping a neighbor are ways to express mercy and faith in concrete actions.  

I extend a personal invitation for you to join us for our Lenten Mission, Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy with Fr. Rob Clements, February 23 & 24.  A complete schedule of parish activities is listed below.

God Bless you always.


Fr. Doug Lorig, Pastor


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Lent & Easter Schedule

 

Ash Wednesday Masses: 8:00 a.m., Noon and 6:00 p.m.

February 12 (Friday) - Stations of the Cross (Church) following the 8:00 a.m. daily Mass. Evening Stations at 6:00 p.m. followed by a light supper in Piper Hall.

February 19 (Friday) - Stations of the Cross (Church) following the 8:00 a.m. daily Mass. Evening Stations at 6:00 p.m. followed by a light supper in John XXIII hall.

February 23 & 24 (Tuesday & Wednesday) - SMG Lenten Mission with Fr. Rob Clements: "Pope Francis' Year of Mercy." Confessions at 5:30 p.m., Holy Mass with Conference at 6:30 p.m., followed by refreshments in Piper Hall.

February 16 (Friday) - Stations of the Cross (Church) following the 8:00 a.m. daily Mass. Evening Stations at 6:00 p.m. followed by a light supper in Piper Hall.

March 4 (Friday) - Stations of the Cross (Church) following the 8:00 a.m. daily Mass. Evening Stations at 6:00 p.m. followed by a light supper in Piper Hall.

March 11 (Friday) - Stations of the Cross (Church) following the 8:00 a.m. daily Mass. Evening Stations at 6:00 p.m. followed by a light supper in Piper Hall.

March 12 (Saturday) - Knights of Columbus St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m. in Piper Hall.

March 18 (Friday) - Stations of the Cross (Church) following the 8:00 a.m. daily Mass. Evening Stations at 6:00 p.m. followed by a light supper in Piper Hall.

March 20 (Sunday) - Palm Sunday - Masses and Blessing of the Palms at 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Masses (and Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m.). Outdoor palm procession at 9:00 and 11:00 Masses.

March 24 (Thursday) - Holy Thursday - Mass of the Last Supper at 6:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel until midnight.

March 25 (Friday) - Good Friday - Procession to the Tomb and Prayer before Christ in the Tomb at 3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 4:00 p.m. Tea and Hot Crossed Buns on John XXIII Patio at 4:30 p.m. Veneration of the Cross and Communion at 6:00 p.m.

March 26 (Saturday) - Holy Saturday - Blessing of the Easter Baskets in Piper Hall at 10:00 a.m. Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Masses at 7:00 a.m. (Church); 9:00 a.m. (Church); 9:10 a.m. (Piper Hall); 11:00 a.m. (Church); and 11:10 a.m. (Piper Hall).

April 3 (Sunday) - Divine Mercy Sunday - Masses on Saturday night at 5:00 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. All Masses celebrated this weekend are in commemoration of our Lord's Divine Mercy.

 

 

 

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A Prayer for My Parish

Almighty God,

My parish family is composed of people like me.
I help make it what it is. It will be friendly, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite and bring them.
It will be a parish family of loyalty, love, fearlessness and faith, and a parish with a noble
spirit, if I - who make it what it is - am filled with these same qualities.
Therefore, with the help of God, I will dedicate myself to the task of being all the things that I want
my parish family to be.
Bless my journey, Lord God, that I might build the Church through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.