AFTERNOON RETREAT - LIVING THE PASCHAL MYSTERY – MARCH 17
Over 50 individuals participated in this retreat! The Paschal Mystery - the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ - is not just an event that happened 2000 years ago; it is the presence of the Risen Jesus, His Spirit and His Kingdom, today and always. The afternoon consisted of talks and reflection, beginning with Station of the Cross and ending with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Participants looked at how we experience the paschal mystery in our lives, preparing us to enter more deeply into the celebration of Holy week and Easter.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – FRIDAYS DURING LENT
March 3, 17, 31 and April 7 we’ll meet at Noon
March 10 and 24 we’ll meet at 7pm
...if you aren't able to join us check out the USCCB's site for an audio or written version.
SOUP SUPPERS – WEDNESDAYS DURING LENT
6pm is the start time for food, fellowship and growing in faith.
There are usually 6 meatless soups, bread and rolls.
We’ll share a meal March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5.
Please invite family and friends to join us!
If you would like to help, please call Bev Lumsden at
COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICES
The schedule for Communal Reconciliation Services in our vicariate this Lent is listed below. Each of these prayer services will have several priests there for individual confession and absolution.
-Tuesday, March 14, 7pm @ Holy Spirit
-Tuesday, March 28, 7pm @ Christ the Good Shepherd, St. Helen site
-Sunday, April 2, 2pm @ St. Dominic, Ss. Peter & Paul site
-Tuesday, April 4, 7pm @ St. Joseph
This is a special diocesan mass. Bishop Cistone is the celebrant and every church in the diocese sends representatives. The oils used throughout the year during sacraments are blessed and made holy at this mass. It is then divided and sent home with each parish representative. This is usually celebrated at the Cathedral, this year it’s at St. Thomas Aquinas. If you (your teen!) would like to go, please let us know. We can take a few parishioners with us!
Holy Thursday—The Lord’s Supper—April 13
-Parish Potluck @ 6pm—Please come & bring (and take home, dirty!) a dish to pass and your table setting.
-Mass of the Lord’s Supper @ 7pm—Please consider volunteering to help at this mass, call the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you will.
Good Friday—The Passion of the Lord
April 14, 12:30pm
**We will need several sets of strong arms to help carry the cross during this service as it is venerated. If you are able to help, please email email@example.com
Holy Saturday—The Easter Vigil
April 15, 9pm
Plan on staying after mass for a “sweet” reception!
Easter Sunday—The Resurrection of the Lord!
April 13, 9am & 11am
Celebrate Christ’s victory over death!
Ascension of the Lord—Thursday, May 25
Pentecost—June 4, 9am & 11am
We celebrate Easter for 50 days culminating with this, the day the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples, commissioning them (and us!) to go forth and make disciples of all nations. It’s the birthday of the Church and our parish feast day!
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Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit enabled them.