Holy Day Schedules

Stations of the Cross
Each Friday of Lent at 5:30 pm in the Church
Friday Fish Dinners - beginning March 10th
In the Parish Hall after Stations of the Cross (about 6:00 pm)

Menu: Fried Cod or Baked White Fish filets, French fries, cole slaw, Mac n’ Cheese, and simple desserts
Cost: Adults: $7.00; Kids under 12: $3.00
Sign up in the parish hall or call the church office. Cutoff is 12 noon on Thursday March 9.

 Lenten Penance Service
Monday, March 27 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
There will be small groups in Buescher Center Fridays at 7:00 pm to discuss Father Eamon's new book on Prayer. If you plan to come, please let Laura Dodson know at laurad47@bellsouth.net.
 

Online Lent Resources from Loyola Press (click on title)

Praying through Lent with

 

 

Opening Prayer

God of all people,

You walk with us on our life’s journey.

You know our joys and struggles.

You know us better than we know ourselves.

This Lenten season, may we too learn to walk with others.

Through prayer, fasting and almsgiving,

may we encounter you in our neighbors in need

and live your call to serve our human family.

Amen

 

March 7th & 8th - Week 1 – India

Learn more about the Singh family and the
Catholic Social Teaching about the "Option for the Poor" (click here)                                                                                                        

Closing Prayer Intentions

- For the Singh family in India and all those who struggle to grow crops amidst flooding and other natural disasters. We pray to the Lord.

- For our own community of faith, that we remember the words of Christ: “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.” We pray to the Lord.

 

March 14th & 15th - Week 2 – Zambia

Learn more about Evelina and the
Catholic Social Teaching about the "Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person" (click here)

Closing Prayer Intentions

- For Evelina in Zambia and mothers, grandmothers and all women who work to provide nutritious food for their children. We pray to the Lord.

- For our own community, that we may follow Pope Francis’ example in learning the names, faces and stories of our brothers and sisters who are suffering from hunger. We pray to the Lord.

  

March 21st & 22nd - Week 3 – El Salvador

Learn more about Fernado and the
Catholic Social Teaching about “Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers” (click here)

Closing Prayer Intentions

- For Fernando in El Salvador and all young people struggling to find meaningful work and provide for their families. We pray to the Lord.

- For our own community of faith, that we promote the rights of workers, remembering that Jesus worked, and that through our work, we remember that we are made in the image and likeness of our God, who labored through creation. We pray to the Lord.

  

March 28th & 29th - Week 4 – Mexico

Learn more about Maria and the
Catholic Social Teaching of “Call to Family, Community and Participation” (click here)

Closing Prayer Intentions

- For Maria and her community in Mexico, that they may continue to find strength and joy in the time they spend planting and harvesting together. We pray to the Lord.

- For our community of faith, that we may deepen our relationship with Christ by recognizing his face in the faces of our brothers and sisters in need. We pray to the Lord.

  

April 4th & 5th - Week 5 – Hawaii

Learn more about Maria and the
Catholic Social Teaching of “Global Solidarity” (click here)

Closing Prayer Intentions

- For those we met through CRS Rice Bowl this Lent, and all people around the world who struggle to provide enough food to meet their families’ daily needs, that they may overcome the challenges of hunger and poverty. We pray to the Lord.

- For our own community of faith, that we may welcome the homeless, the lost and the wandering, recognizing that Jesus himself lived without a permanent place to call home. We pray to the Lord.

 

Holy Week – Ethiopia

Learn more about Maria and the
Catholic Social Teaching of “Call to Family, Community and Participation” (click here)

Closing Prayer Intentions

- For Dita in Ethiopia and all those affected by drought or lack of clean water, that life-giving rain may revitalize their fields and their spirits. We pray to the Lord.

- For our community of faith, that we do our part to preserve our natural environment and be good stewards of the gifts God has given us. We pray to the Lord.

 


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