Lent 2018


Lent begins on Wednesday, February 14 with Ash Wednesday and continues until Thursday, March 29. As Fr. Bob addressed in his February 11 bulletin column, Lent is not always about eliminating or giving things up. Sometimes it is about taking up certain practices that can increase our faith. Turn us away from sin and put us on the right path to following the Gospel. Keep it simple, get back to the basics of our faith. Blessings on a safe and prayerful Lent!

Below are some resources and events that will guide you on this Lenten journey:

Friday devotions (except for Good Friday)-
Eucharistic Adoration-4:30-5:30pm
Stations of the Cross-5:30pm
Soup dinner-6pm (Fish Fry off site on 3/23)

Reconciliation-
Confessions are offered weekdays from 7-7:25am, Saturdays from 3:30-4pm
Be Reconciled Day (Diocesan day of reconciliation) – March 21 Individual confessions will be offered from 8am-8pm
Stations of the Cross Communal Reconciliation Service – March 25 at 4pm

Parish Mission

Ablaze Passionately Pursuing Christ and a Life of Purpose
Deacon Keith Strohm will be presenting this year’s Parish Mission-March 11-14 . There will an evening session March 11-14 at 7pm and a morning session March 12-14 at 8:30am. See a short synopsis below or click here for a more detailed overview.

Night 1: The Focus is on the Father’s desire for relationship with us and our identity as sons and daughters beloved by God.

Night 2: The focus is on Jesus’s love for us even to his death on the Cross–an incarnation of the Father’s love.

Night 3: The focus is on the the gift of the Holy Spirit who sends us on Mission.

Night 4: The focus is on responding to the Lord’s Invitation to Relationship.

Outside Resources

There are many websites that offer opportunities for daily reflections and other spiritual resources sent right to your email! We’ve listed a few here to get you started:

Dynamic Catholic – Matthew Kelly’s BEST LENT EVER

Diocesan Publications – Reflections and Challenges Delivered Daily to your Inbox. As we walk with Christ through these daily reflections, there will be simple sacrifices suggested for you to complete. Reflecting on these will help us on our journey to return to Him. Both reflections and challenges are also offered in Spanish.

Word on Fire – Bishop Barron – Lenten Gospel Reflections.