"Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life..."
- Pope Benedict XVI
A Holy Lent
When you open up the calendar you will find icons for the following:
Scripture - This links you to the Mass readings of the day. If you can't make it to daily Mass this is a great want to connect to the liturgy during the day. On Sunday, you can read and reflect on the scriptures prior to attending Mass.
Prayer - This links you to a quote and prayer that, most of the time, reflect back on the readings of the day. They're not too long so they won't take too much time out of your busy day.
Fasting - This links to you a fasting suggestion and a doing suggestion that is an action you can take to enhance your fasting. Some are big steps you can take, while others are simple.
Almsgiving - This links you to food items that are needed to help feed the less fortunate in our community. Rising food costs mean that our St. Vincent de Paul Society needs to constantly replenish their pantry to support the increasing number of requests that they receive. Collect the needed items throughout the Lenten Season and bring them to one of our scheduled food drives: Saturday, March 18th (12-2pm drive by drop off) and/or the weekend of April 22/23 (at all Masses).
Click here to open the calendar. (Click the box on the bottom right corner to expand the calendar)
Wednesday Lenten Masses
Wednesdays | 5:30pm | Church
Our Wednesday Lenten evening Masses are the perfect time to stop and reconnect with your faith during the busy week. Please join us.
The last Lenten Mass will be celebrated
on Wednesday, Apil 5
(This Mass is not livestreamed.)
Stations of the Cross
Fridays | 7:30pm | Church
The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross or Via Crucis, commemorate Jesus's passion and death on the cross. There are 14 stations that each depict a moment on his journey to Calvary, usually through sacred art, prayers, and reflections. The practice began as pious pilgrims traced his path through Jerusalem on the Via Dolorosa.
Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every church throughout the world. Similarly, the 150 Hail Marys that were recited for the rosary were an adaptation of the medieval monastic practice of reciting the 150 psalms in the Psalter. (Source: usccb.org)
Lenten Soup Suppers
with the Marists
March 1, 15, & 29 | 6pm | Marist Hall
You are invited to join our Marsits for a simple, yet delicious, Lenten meal of soup and bread.
This meal is free, but donations will be accepted to cover costs. Any extra donations will be sent to the Interfaith Outreach Home.
Please join us after the 5:30pm Mass!
Parish Reconciliation Service
Wednesday, March 8 | 7pm
The faithful listen together to the word of God, which proclaims His mercy and invites them to conversion. After a period of reflection, all are invited to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Several Marist priests will be available to hear confession.
It is not unusual for one to be nervous about going into the Sacrament of Reconciliation so here is some great information to help you through:
Deacon Bill Kester's beautiful homily on Reconcilation,
An Examination of Conscience, and
Celebrating the Sacrament - Meeting with the Priest.
Several Marists will be available to hear confessions.
Adoration will end at 5pm.
Saturday, 4-4:30pm or by appointment
Fridays During Lent | 6-7pm | Marist Hall
The all-you-can-eat menu includes: baked and fried cod, fried catfish, mac & cheese, coleslaw, hush puppies, fries, salad, lemonade, water - and cheese pizza for the picky eaters out there!
Cost is $12.50 per person or $35 per family. All you can eat. (Don't have the cash? A QR code will be available when you arrive so that you can pay online!)
The Last Fish Fry will be Friday, March 31st.
Due to archdiocese policy, alcohol is not allowed at this event so please, NO BYOB.