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This year is going faster than I can run. Lent is here once more.
Lenten Season commences on Ash Wednesday whereby we receive ashes on our foreheads. This ritualizes our commitment to make an effort, with spiritual exercises and acts of charity, to follow Jesus in his passion and the cross that led to our redemption. We realize however, that there are many ways in which He invites us to share His Life and walk the journey of salvation. Lent leads us directly to the call to be honest with ourselves. We are called to improve are relationships with God and the neighbor, to amend whatever was diminished by sloth or any other inappropriate behavior in our life by renewing our prayer life and participating in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
In order to achieve this goal, the parish is offering spiritual opportunities for your benefit. Stations of the Cross and adoration on Fridays will provide moments of meditation and reflection on the life and passion of Christ. We give you booklets with daily spiritual reflections to assist you at home. I urge you to make use of these opportunities in order to benefit from the Lenten special graces.
A nail is provided to you and your family. It will remind you of the cross that each of us carry in life, which includes the burden of hardships, sacrifices that we offer in Jesus’ name and our personal attachment or relationship with Him. It will be a visible sign of the nails that hung Jesus on the cross because of sin. Sins bring darkness to the world. When we confess them we receive the life of Christ. After you have done your Lenten resolution and confessing your sins you can place your nail in a basket to be placed in front of the altar.
Moreover, a short retreat will be offered by Most Reverend Liam Cary our bishop on March 8th and Deacon Gustavo will offer one in Spanish on March 15th-16th.
Other spiritual opportunities are the daily masses and an extra mass before the stations on Friday at 6.30 p.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is offered on Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. and appointments with the priest are available for your convenience.
This is the best opportunity for each of us to be together as Catholics and as parish family. Invite friends to the Knight of Columbus fish fry and to the prayer services. Please help the children to understand our vital traditional practices. We all pray and look for a life giving Easter with a hope for a successful journey.
The parish staff and I wish you a peaceful lent and joyful Easter.
Faithfully in Christ,
Fr. Rogatian S. Urassa]
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• Saturday Vigil:
5:30 pm (English)
• Sunday Services:
9:30 am (English)
12:30 pm (Spanish)
• Holy Days
3:00 PM - 4:00 pm
Parish Office Hours
• Mon.: CLOSED
• Tues, Wed, Thurs.:
8:30 am-4:30 pm
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Exposition of the Eucharist, Adoration and Benediction
• First Friday of each
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