FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
As Lent begins, prepare yourself to make this holy season count. There are many opportunities for you to grow in your faith and devotion to God.
The Mass schedule for Ash Wednesday, with distribution of ashes at Masses, is as follows:
Wednesday, February 10: 8:00 a.m. All School Mass, 12:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
Consider signing up for the free email program at www.bestlentever.com. A video reflection from Dynamic Catholic will be delivered to you during the 40 days of Lent.
The book given to the parish as a gift at Christmas, Rediscover Jesus, is designed to be read throughout the 40 days of Lent. If you took a copy but haven’t started reading it, Ash Wednesday is a great day to start.
Please consider taking part in the prayer and devotional life of the parish during Lent. Daily Mass is a great way to begin the day. Rosary Devotions are held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., and Eucharistic Adoration is held on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Both of these are held in the chapel. All are welcome.
On the Fridays of Lent, we will once again have the Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. The Stations just might be my favorite part of Lent. They are conveniently scheduled right after our great Lenten Fish Fry.
Also, during Lent there are a great variety of Adult Faith Formation opportunities. Please consider taking part, especially if you’ve never done so in the past. These offerings are a great way to deepen our faith and forge new relationships with parishioners.
The Year of Mercy continues. During the month of February, we are encouraged to focus on the Work of Mercy of “Feeding the Hungry.” Consider making a donation of food or money to our parish food pantry, or consider volunteering with one of many meal programs in the city. The parish website (under “ministries & volunteer contacts”) lists several meal programs with which our parishioners are involved.
I pray that we all have a blessed and spiritually fruitful Lent.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
-Fr. Aaron Esch