We are all grateful to God and to our church for giving us the season of Lent, a season of grace par excellence. During Lent we relive the spiritual dimension of the 40 years that the Chosen People spent in the wilderness, a time that prepared them to enter the Promised Land. We join in spirit our Lord Jesus and his 40 days in the desert, a time of inner preparation for the inauguration of the Kingdom of God. This Lent we invite you to participate in a wide assortment of opportunities for prayer and spiritual preparation.
All-Day Confessions: Wednesday, April 17 (Wednesday of Holy Week). From 10a.m. to 9p.m. there will be at least one priest, (sometimes two or even three) available to hear confessions.
Stations of the Cross/Evening Prayer: Starting at 7p.m. on the Friday evenings of Lent. Beginning Friday, March 8.
This beautiful prayer may be prayed at any time; however, it is particularly
efficacious when prayed just after receiving Holy Communion:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints and with Thy angels
Forever and ever, Amen.
Please pray for the Grade 2 children who will receive the
Sacrament of First Holy Communion:
St. Gabriel - Sunday, April 28 at 4p.m.
Sunday, May 5 at 4p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary - Sunday, May 26 at 4p.m.
These are very important times in the lives of the children and
our prayers will help guide them through
the reception of this most Holy Sacrament.
As we Kick off our own One Heart One Soul Campaign this Weekend, April 6 & 7, we invite you to take a look at the inspiration behind this great campaign! Look for your letter in the mail!