Holy Day Schedules

 
Stations of the Cross  - last on March 23rd
Each Friday of Lent at 5:30 pm in the Church

 

Friday Fish Dinners - last on March 23rd
In the Parish Hall after Stations of the Cross (about 6:00 pm)
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.
**There will be no Fish Fry on March 2nd as we prepare for the Gala.**

  

Lenten Penance Service
Tuesday, March 20th at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

 

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

 

February 19-21 - Week 1 – Iraq

Learn more about 8 year-old Majd and the Catholic Social Teaching about the Life and Dignity of the Human Person (click here) 

Closing Prayer Intentions

For Majd and his family, who we encounter through CRS Rice Bowl, and all refugees fleeing violence and hardship in search of safety and security. We pray to the Lord …

For those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes for safety or better opportunities. We pray to the Lord …

 

February 26 – 28 - Week 2 – Nicaragua

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

Closing Prayer Intentions

For Cesia, who we encounter through CRS Rice Bowl, and all young people in Nicaragua struggling to find meaningful work, that their God-given gifts be used for the common good. We pray to the Lord …

For those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes for safety or better opportunities. We pray to the Lord …

 

March 5 -7 - Week 3 – Burkina Faso

Learn more about Safiata and the Catholic Social Teaching about the Care of God’s Creation (click here) 

Closing Prayer Intentions

For Safiata, who we encounter through CRS Rice Bowl, and all farmers near and far, that they find abundant harvests to feed their families, their communities and the world. We pray to the Lord …

For those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes for safety or better opportunities. We pray to the Lord …

 

March 19-21 & 29th - Week 4 – Haiti

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

Closing Prayer Intentions

For Andrise and her students in Haiti, who we encounter through CRS Rice Bowl, that what they learn together may be for the betterment of their community. We pray to the Lord …

For those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes for safety or better opportunities. We pray to the Lord …

 

March 26-28 - Week 5 – Malawi

Learn more about Alefa and the Catholic Social Teaching of Option for the Poor and Vulnerable (click here)

Closing Prayer Intentions

For Alefa and her family in Malawi, who we encounter through CRS Rice Bowl, that the seeds she plants today may also sprout hope and grow opportunity. We pray to the Lord …

For those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes for safety or better opportunities. We pray to the Lord …

 

Holy Week

For those we encountered on our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl, and all people around the world who struggle to provide enough food to meet their families’ daily needs. May we welcome the homeless, the lost and the wanderer, recognizing that Jesus himself lived without a permanent home. We pray to the Lord …


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