Lent is quickly approaching. Ash Wednesday is February 18th. Besides the Faith Sharing groups, here are some other ways to help you prepare for this season of penance and prayer:
The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, “Candlemas”, is on February 2, 2015. Bring your candles to be blessed at the 8:10 a.m. Mass or the 6:00 p.m. solemn Vespers. The tradition of carrying candles on Candlemas Day can be traced back to the 5th century. It represents the entry of Christ, the light of the world, into the temple of Jerusalem. Bringing candles into the home is a sign that Christ is with you in your everyday life. Note: There will not be a 12:10 Mass on that day.
A Parish Morning of Reflection will be held Saturday, February 7, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Center. Our event will include the Hebrew background of the Catholic celebration of the Eucharist. It will give you a deeper understanding of the Church’s teaching of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Lunch will be provided followed by a Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour in the Church. Please call the church office by Wednesday, February 4 to sign up.