Lent 2019

Live Lent, Live Life


BE TRANSFORMED IN CHRIST THIS LENT!

 

PRAY | fast| GIVE | grow

PRAY WITH US:

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:
March 11th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm
March 21st & April 9th from 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Come spend an hour before the Lord. If you are new to the practice and not sure where to begin, you may pray a rosary, use a prayer book or one that is provided in the chapel, read the Bible, or just sit and relax in the peace that comes from being in the Presence of God.

LECTIO DIVINA:  Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00pm
Lectio divina is a wonderful practice of reading Scripture, reflecting on its meaning, and sharing your reflections as you grow in faith with others. This is an excellent way to prepare for full participation in the Sunday Mass as we use the Gospel reading for the coming weekend. 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Fridays at 7:00pm
March 8th led by Fr. Tony
March 15th led by Ministers of Hospitality/Ushers
March 22nd led by Worship Commission
March 29th led by Knights of Columbus
April 5th led by Christian Service
April 12th led by Music Ministry with special musical reflections

STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN TIMES OF ILLNESS
March 21st at 2:30pm (with anointing)


LENTEN RECONCILIATION:
PREPARE YOUR HEARTS FOR THE RESURRECTION!


Communal Reconciliation Service with Private Confessions:
Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00pm hosted at St. Ephrem Parish

Private Confessions also available most Tuesdays at St. Jane Frances from 5:30pm - 6:30pm or by appointment

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR DEEPER REFLECTION:

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY ONLINE MINISTRIES: A thorough set of resources are available from Creighton University including daily prayers, excellent articles, recipes, Stations of the Cross and reflections on the Gospels.

DYNAMIC CATHOLIC: Sign up for daily email and inspiration from Dynamic Catholic. 

BISHOP ROBERT BARRON & WORD ON FIRE MINISTRIES: Sign up for daily emails and gospel reflections from Bishop Robert Barron. 

BUSTED HALO DAILY JOLTS & MICROCHALLENGES: Look for daily wisdom and mini-challenges for living and celebrating our faith.

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: Find online retreat and prayer resources, video reflections, and articles on Lent.

PRAY MORE RETREATS: Sign up to take advantage of short, video retreats to help you get the most out of Lent.

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES RETREAT: Who is My Neighbor Lenten Digital Retreat with reflections from Pope Francis

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Walk alongside Christ on the journey of his Passion and remember our brothers and sisters both around the world and in our own cities who experience suffering and poverty each day.

GIVE WITH US

CRS OPERATION RICE BOWL: Ongoing through Lent - pick up your box in the Parish Office if you didn't already get one in the bulletin!

RIGHT TO LIFE BABY SHOWER: Items can be donated in the gathering space before or after all the Masses on March 9th& 10th

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TOOTSIE ROLL DRIVE: After all Masses on April 13th & 14th

LENTEN FISH FRY: Fridays from 4:00 - 7:00pm  
(All proceeds go to support the work and charitable giving of the ministries hosting)

March 8th: Christian Service
March 15th: Knights of Columbus
March 22nd: Ministers of Hospitality/Ushers
March 29th: Christian Service
April 5th: Knights of Columbus & Ministers of Hospitality/Ushers
April 12th: Kitchen Remodeling Fund

There is no Fish Fry on Good Friday, April 19th.

GROW IN FAITH WITH US

PRAYER, FASTING, & ALMSGIVING SESSION WITH FR. TONY
Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30pm

Learn more about the power of our Lenten disciplines and their role in drawing us more deeply into a life with Christ. 

MASS, MEAL, & A MOVIE: War Room 
Saturday, March 23rd - 4:00pm Mass | 5:00pm Pizza & Movie

Join us for a powerful movie about prayer & forgiveness.

LENTEN BOOK CLUB
Thursday, March 28th & Thursday, April 11th from 11:00am - Noon

We will be reading and discussing in two parts the book, The People of the Way of the Cross by Marci Alborghetti. Books through the parish have already been ordered, but you are welcome to obtain your own copy and join us in the discussion.

THE BEAUTY OF BELIEF
March 11th - April 20th

Sacred Heart Major Seminary is launching their first FREE online course designed for the "everyday" Catholic. It features some of their most respected faculty on a journey covering six key theological themes and how these unique characteristics radiate the beauty of Christ and His Church. 

 

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CELEBRATE
HOLY WEEK &
EASTER WITH US!

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 18
7:00pm
Mass of the Lord's Supper
8:30 - 11:00pm
Adoration (Chapel)
11:00pm 
Night Prayer in Church

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Noon - 1:30pm
Individual Stations of the Cross
1:30pm 
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Noon
Blessing of Baskets
6:00pm
Easter Vigil Mass

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21
9:00am
Mass
11:30am
Mass