Bulletin: February 18, 2018

Bulletin: February 18, 2018 First Sunday of Lent Today we begin the season of Lent. Like Advent, it is a season of preparation. During Advent, we prepared for a joyous celebration of the birth of Jesus. During Lent we prepare for our celebration of renewal in Holy Week when we recall Jesus’ agonizing, lonely death and unexpected…

Giving

Giving    We encourage our parishioners to consider giving to those less fortunate this Lenten season. We are always in great need of men’s clothing and shoes at the Bethlehem Center, for both distributing to the poor and also for resale at our thrift store. Conveniently we have a drop box available for leaving donations…

Junior Catholic Daughters

Junior Catholic Daughters   Now Enrolling New Members for Junior Catholic Daughters (JCDA) ~ A National Catholic Youth Scouting Program for girls ages 5-18.  JCDA is celebrating National JCDA Day!  JCDA will be at the 10:30 am mass at St. Mary’s on Sunday, February 18.  Immediately following mass, come by the Serra Center for donuts! …

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees Festival of Trees benefits our beloved Bethlehem Center We welcome all for the Annual Christmas in August supporting the Bethlehem Center. Enjoy lunch with your friends or ministry group, a raffle opportunity to win one or more of about 26-28 beautifully decorated Christmas trees including presents valued over $150, lots of door…

Lent with Bishop Baron

You’re Invited: Lent with Bishop Baron What’s keeping you from learning more about our Catholic faith? This lent we invite you to journey with Bishop Robert Barron and fellow parishioners this Lent.  NOW via Flocknote, Bishop Barron will offer this mini-course “Lent 2018” exploring seasonal topics, such as: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell.  It’s available…

Beginning Lent: Ash Wednesday

Beginning Lent: Ash Wednesday It is important to remember that Ash Wednesday is a day of penitential prayer and fasting. Some faithful take the rest of the day off work and remain home. It is generally inappropriate to dine out, to shop, or to go about in public after receiving the ashes. Feasting is highly…

Bulletin: February 11, 2018

Bulletin: February 11, 2018 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Imagine waking up one day to find a sore or scab and knowing that your life could be forever changed! From the time of Moses, those who were found with persistent skin diseases (known at the time as leprosy) were separated from the community, isolated from family…

Rite of Sending

Rite of Sending At the Feb. 11th weekend’s 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s, the Catechumens and Candidates who are preparing to receive sacraments at Easter will participate in the Rite of Sending. After the usual dismissal, they will officially enroll their names in the Book of the Elect when they return to their session at the Serra Center.…