History: Lent has been part of the Church’s life for at least the past 1700 years. It began as a period of special preparation for adults being baptized during the Easter vigil. Gradually it became a period of penance and conversion for public sinners and also for devout members of the community.
Purpose of Lent today: Lent is a time of prayer and penance, when Christ wants to lead us back to our baptismal promises of dying to sin and of living for God. We prepare ourselves to enter once again into Jesus’ Paschal mystery and to renew it in our lives.
Dying to sin. During Lent, God’s people seek to put sin out of their lives by uprooting habits and tendencies that are contrary to God’s will. It is a time of conversion, of turning away from our sins and of turning back to God.
Our next meeting for Catholicism Series will be this Tuesday, March 11th at 7:00pm.
This Week – Word Made of Flesh, True Bread of Heaven: The Mystery of the Liturgy and The Eucharist
There is a different theme each week, so please feel free to join us any evening even if you can’t make all sessions. Afterwards, we will have a short discussion (approximately 15 minutes) to share our thoughts. Tea & Coffee will be provided.
Open to EVERYONE!
Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $619; Loose $53.35; Renovations $155; Pickles $5; Donation $65
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $415; Loose $45; $120 Fuel
Adoration and Way of the Cross: Every Thursday during Lent, starting at 6:30pm with the Way of the Cross followed by Adoration until 8:00pm.
Development & Peace: There will be a second collection the 5th Sunday in Lent. Thank you for supporting Development & Peace.
Conversion of Hearts: For prayers to be said for the conversion of your relatives, please email Fr. Marc Syrenne, CC, at email@example.com.
Country Time Show: The next show will be March 16th at 7:00pm. Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth. Back-up band is Grover Country featuring: Florence Axford, Lucy Fleming, Julian Summer, Vic Ivany, Ronnie Masters and Bob Miller.
Spring Flea Market: We will be having a flea market this Spring. If you have any items to donate, please see Gordon Jewers or call him at 469-5698.
Outreach Program: Please continue to support our Outreach Program by dropping off your recyclables after Mass. See Rupert Lewis or call him at 466-6788.
St. Vincent de Paul: ‘Item of the Month’ for March is Kraft Dinner. Thank you!