WEATHER ALERT -
Monday, March 2
As Per Our Snow Policy, All Day and Evening
Activities are Cancelled. The Parish Office is
Stations of the Cross
every Friday at 7:00P.M. in English and 8:00pm in
Spanish in Church.
Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation:
every Saturday at 3:30PM
Communal Celebrations at 7:30PM
16: St. Katharine Drexel
24: St. Peter
25: St. Ignatius
Our observance of Lent begins this year on
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.
At all Masses and Prayer
Services on Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes
replicates an ancient penitential practice and
symbolizes our dependence upon God's mercy and
forgiveness. This day is also a day of Fast and
Abstinence. During Lent, all the baptized are called
to renew their baptismal commitment, to be followers
three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are
The Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer
and to the reading of Scripture each day or as often
as possible in our busy lives. We are also asked to
faithfully participate in the Sacraments of Penance
and Eucharist (Mass).
Fasting means only one full meal and two very light
meals during the day and no eating between meals.
The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18
until age 59.
Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent, the church
asks us to abstain from all meat. These obligations
to fast and abstain are binding on all Catholics in
good health from the age of 14 onward.
Each of us can
observe these practices. Whether we are in the break
room at work, whether we are at home, or whether we
are at the cafeteria at the high school, we have
precious opportunities to recall our hunger for God
and that our true fulfillment is found only in Him.
Likewise, the giving of alms
is some effort to share this world equally—not only
through the distribution of money, but through the
sharing of our time and talents.
The key to fruitful
observance of these practices is to recognize their
link to our baptismal renewal. We are called not
just to abstain from sin during Lent but to true
conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of
Christ. We recall those waters in which we were
baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil,
and began new life in Christ.
WINTER IS HERE.
The temperatures are
Why carry those
“heavy” offertory envelopes or coins to church in
all this cold!
Electronic Fund Transfer Program for your Offertory
know that you can now use direct deposit from your
bank account and credit card for offertory
Yes, we have
extended to include – credit cards!
Click Here For The Form or at the Parish Office
or back of Church. Call Ronnie with questions at
(301) 662-8288 ext 1003.
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