Welcome to the first full week of Lent. We have been marked again with ashes, signed with the cross of Christ. We have begun a penitential time of renewal. Whatever we do in terms of bodily penance, prayer or almsgiving is meant as part of a spiritual renewal or reawakening. “This is the acceptable time” we hear in the Scriptures, a time for God to again be the “All in all” in our lives, taking us all hopefully a few steps further on the road of conversion.
Thank you in advance for all that you will do to contribute to the success of our Lenten fish fries. Thanks in advance for all that you will do to help feed the hungry through the use of the rice bowls for Lenten almsgiving. Thanks for your generosity to this year’s Bishop’s Appeal which we will hear all about this weekend.
Thank you, too, for the Mardi Gras and welcome of Father Lucho and all the travelers back safe and sound from Peru. We are planning to share about our experiences from the mission trip at the Masses on the first weekend of March. That will be Fr. Lucho’s last weekend with us. This weekend he is participating in the liturgies at Assumption Parish in Morris.
This Sunday we send ten RCIA candidates to St. Mary’s Cathedral where they will join many others from around the diocese and celebrate the Rite of Election and Continuing Call to Conversion. Bishop Kettler will preside at the 3:00 p.m. service. Please keep these candidates in your prayers as they engage in final preparations for the Easter sacraments and welcome into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
All are invited to participate in the Stations of the Cross each Friday evening during Lent at 7:15 p.m. Please mark Friday, March 2, as the day of our Festival of Forgiveness when confessors will be available throughout the day for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We repent so we can truly rejoice in the new life God wants us all to have again at Easter. A blessed Lent to everyone!
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Parish Office Hours
9:00am-4:00pm (closed noon hour)
Weekend Mass Times
Sunday 8:30am & 10:30am
Thursday & Friday 8:30am
Wednesday (rotating Nursing Homes-first 4 Wednesdays)
Fifth Wednesdays - 9:00am OLV
Thursday & Friday 9:00am