Into the Desert
A Lenten Study on Prayer
Join us this Lent from your computer, smartphone, or tablet, in the 6-week video based study to deepen and grow your relationship with God through prayer.
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March 6, 2019
Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence
Ashes are a sign of our desire to repent and to strive to be more faithful to the gospel.
9:00 am Mass and Distribution of Ashes
12 Noon Mass and Distribution of Ashes
3:00 pm Prayer Service and Distribution of Ashes
4:30 pm Prayer Service and Distribution of Ashes
6:00 pm Prayer Service and Distribution of Ashes
8:00 pm Mass and Distribution of Ashes
Fast and Abstinence are traditional practices of the Lenten Season and remind us of our dependence on God and the place of sacrifice in our lives. All Catholics 14 years of age or older are bound to abstain entirely from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent. All Catholics ages 18-59 are bound to observe the law of fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, i.e. limiting oneself to one full meal, avoiding food between meals, and taking two other light meals.
The ashes used in the ceremony are obtained by burning last year’s Palm
Sunday branches. The symbolism is stark and real, as nothing reminds us of a break with the past like ashes. These ashes say to us that it is time to leave behind all that is past and begin a whole new life.
The Bible and the Virgin Mary
Join us starting March 12, 7 - 8:30
This dynamic video series beautifully expresses the Catholic truth about Our Lady showing how she's been a part of God's plan to bring salvation to the world since the beginning of time. Our journey will deepen our understanding and appreciation of Mary, Mother of God, who plays a divine in our path to Heaven.
Every Tuesday March 12 - May 14.
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Stations of the Cross
As part of our Lenten journey, we will be praying the Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. We begin March 8th with a special focus on the children of our parish who are invited to pray the Stations. While we welcome them to join us each week, that night we'll be using readings specific for children.
Good Friday we will pray the Stations at 12:00 Noon outdoors and at 7:30 pm in the main sanctuary.
We encourage you to attend.
Journey of the Cross + Crucifixion
Friday, April 5, 8 pm
Presented by Creative Ministries
The Journey, Cross + Crucifixion is journey back through time. It is an opportunity to walk with Christ and become one with Him and the people who walked with Him. For many who have shared the Journey is is almost as if it was happening now for the first time.
The music, narration, dialogue, and poignant silences add to the power of this prayerful meditation.
For over 30 years, the troupes have been presenting this powerful Journey to churches and schools throughout Long Island, leading people of all ages in a powerful, prayerful Lenten experience. The troupes are made up of volunteer actors, singers, and musicians who use their gifts to bring the Passion Story to life.
Journey to Jerusalem
Come learn the Easter Story and enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 from 1-3 PM in Fellowship Hall. All children grades K-5 are invited. Please bring an empty egg carton (1 per child). Sign up by March 28.
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Daily Scripture Readings
Print and audio versions of daily scriptures are available on our website, along with links to daily video reflections, provided by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. You may also read up on the Saint of the Day.
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