Holy Day Schedules

Stations of the Cross  

Each Friday of Lent at 5:30 pm in the Church

Friday Fish Dinners – begins Friday, February 28th 

In the Parish Hall after Stations of the Cross (about 6:00 pm-7:00 pm)
Cost: Adults: $8.00; Kids under 12: $4.00

Menu: Fried or Baked Fish, Mac n' Cheese or Tuna Noodle Casserole, French fries, Coleslaw, Hot & Cold Drinks, and Simple Desserts

Sign up in the Parish Hall or call the Church Office. Cutoff is 12 noon on Thursday. This is necessary so we know how much food to prepare.

 

Lenten Penance Services

Monday, March 23rd 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

 

March 1-7 - Week 1 

Learn more about the Catholic Social Teaching: Life and Dignity of the Human Person (click here)

Reflection: Hunger in Our World 

When Jesus fed the 5,000, he said, "Give them some food yourselves." Reflect on the challenge of global hunger. How can you contribute to support the hungry in your community?

Closing Prayer Intentions

For our brothers and sisters who struggle to put food on the table, that they may find the resources to care and provide for their families. We pray to the Lord ... 

For our community, that we may be thankful for the gifts we have and realize that by sharing them they are multiplied to feed the needs of our global family. We pray to the Lord ...

 

March 8-14 - Week 2

Learn more about the Catholic Social Teaching: Call to Community, Family and Participation (click here)

Reflection: Meet Trinh 

Trinh's family are farmers in Vietnam who have been affected by climate change. What would you do if your source of nutrition was threatened? How can we support those whose livelihoods are vulnerable to weather?

 

Closing Prayer Intentions

May we follow Jesus' example in the feeding of the 5,000 and gather all around the table to share in the bounty of the Lord. We pray to the Lord … 

May we never forget that an empty seat at our table is a missed opportunity to make someone feel at home, where food is shared and community is had. We pray to the Lord …

 

March 15-21 - Week 3 

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

Reflection: Meet Yvone 

Meet Yvone from Kenya. She learned proper nutrition and hygiene practices to help keep her healthy and in school. Yvone now has a chance to dream and the strength to follow those dreams. How can you ensure that young people in your community receive proper nutrition?

 

Closing Prayer Intentions

For Yvone and her family, whom we meet through CRS Rice Bowl, and all families who struggle to provide for their children, that they are able to offer a healthy lifestyle for those they care for. We pray to the Lord… 

For our communities, that we promote good health and well-being for all members of our human family. We pray to the Lord …

 

March 22-28 - Week 4

Learn more about the Catholic Social Teaching: Rights and Responsibilities (click here)

Reflection: Meet Maria Ana 

Maria Ana and her brothers receive one meal a day at school, so that they can focus on achieving their dreams. How was education important for your future? How can you we ensure that all young people have a chance to be educated?

 

Closing Prayer Intentions

For Trinh and her family, whom we meet through CRS Rice Bowl, and all farmers affected by climate change, that they be blessed with plentiful harvests to provide for the needs of their families. We pray to the Lord … 

For our community, that we are not blind to the effects that our actions have on the environment, and how they affect those who cultivate the land for their nourishment and living. We pray to the Lord …

 

March 29-April 4 - Week 5 

Learn more about the Catholic Social Teaching: Solidarity (click here)

Reflection: Opportunity to Dream 

Young people must be provided good nutrition to be able to pursue their dreams. Did you have the opportunity to dream? What can you do to give young people the opportunity to dream?

 

Closing Prayer Intentions

For Maria Ana, whom we meet through CRS Rice Bowl, and all those attending school to achieve their dreams, may they receive the proper nutrition needed to focus on their studies and have a brighter future. We pray to the Lord … 

That as a community we may recognize the importance of supporting students and their dreams, so that their communities can thrive. We pray to the Lord …

 

Holy Week 

Click here for this week's video reflection

Reflection: Do This in Memory of Me 

As we enter Holy Week, we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist as our heavenly food. We continue to reflect on the challenge of global hunger. How does our faith inspire us to share the gifts that God has bestowed on us?

 

Closing Prayer Intentions

For our communities, that we do not deny the reality of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters, but that we see in their suffering the suffering of Christ that redeems us. We pray to the Lord …

For those we encountered through CRS Rice Bowl, and all members of our one human family, that they do not go hungry, and always have the proper nutrition giving them the opportunity to build their dreams and a brighter future. We pray to the Lord … 


 

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