What’s New During Lent?
Some may find this hard to believe, but Lent is one of my favorite times of year! And no, it’s not because of the fish fries (although those certainly don’t hurt!), but rather because Lent is a time of the year where we tend to be more intentional about our faith. Everybody is giving up something, doing something extra, going to Confession, trying daily Mass more, etc., and it can be a time of real grace and spiritual transformation, not just for ourselves, but for the parish as a whole!
As we are getting ready to travel these 40 days through the desert with Jesus, let’s try to be intentional about it! There are many things going on this year, so I encourage you to try to make a few, and see how God might be wanting to change your life for the better this year! Here are some of the opportunities available:
- We’ll be having our normal 7:00 am Mass time each day, but also an evening Mass on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
- Confession will still be offered on Saturdays at 4:00 pm, but will also be offered on Tuesday mornings at 6:30 am before Mass and on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm.
- Stations of the Cross will be held in the church each Friday at 7:00 pm.
- We will offer the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at a special Mass on Saturday, March 3 at 9:00 am.
- Get your fish fix at our Parish Fish Fry on March 9!
- Enjoy a video series and short discussion on Bishop Barron’s Catholicism series, Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
- Take a morning to pause at our Parish Morning Retreat featuring some talks, prayer, confession, and Mass with Fr. Anthony Gerber on Saturday, March 17.
- Come help us build up the parish on Saturday, March 24 for the Parish Day of Service and St. Vincent de Paul clothing drive.