~ Ash Wednesday, February 26 Mass Schedule ~
6:30, 8:00, & 10:00 am
~ Daily Masses ~
Monday – Friday 6:30 am & 8:00 am
Monday – Thursday 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am
~ Stations of the Cross ~
All Fridays of Lent 7:00 pm
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Lent Fish Frys Ash Wednesday & All Fridays of Lent – 4:00 to 6:30 pm
In the cafeteria – use the gym entrance.
Email Msgr. Norb
This Wednesday we begin the holy season of Lent. The Scriptures of Ash Wednesday call us to the traditional Lenten “works” – prayer, fasting and almsgiving. I invite you to consider attending daily Mass during Lent, or at least as often as possible. We offer an extra Mass Monday – Thursday evening at 7 pm. Eucharistic Adoration is also an excellent way to spend some extra time in prayer. Along with Stations of the Cross every Friday evening at 7:00 pm, we also offer this devotion to our grade school on some Friday afternoons. This is perfect for those who don’t like to drive at night. We will have extra opportunities for the Sacrament of Penance. Watch the bulletin for specific times and dates. Also, I encourage your participation in Operation Rice Bowl, an annual Lenten charity.
Another great opportunity for deepening your faith during Lent is offered once again by the Dynamic Catholic organization. Matthew Kelly offers Best Lent Ever, a FREE daily online reflection throughout Lent. Go to: dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever to sign up.
Masses on Ash Wednesday are universally crowded, even though it is not a Holy Day of Obligation. We are all then reminded of the true meaning and purpose of life, as we hear the solemn words….”remember man, that you are dust, and unto dust, you shall return.” Lent is a time to focus on “things” that last, “things” that are eternal…. our immortal souls.
At a recent School Board meeting the need for more Playground Volunteers was mentioned. The need is between 11:15 am – 12:45 pm. Perhaps some of our retired parishioners would enjoy the enthusiasm of children for an hour or so. Please call the School Office for further information, 314-487-2522 x200.
Have a Blessed Lent!
Msgr. Norb Ernst – Pastor
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