Religious Education News
*There will be no Religious Ed classes on Easter Sunday. Classes will resume the following week. Have a joyous Easter!
Annual Pilgrimage 2019
2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
“As I have done for you, you should also do"
This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal theme, “As I have done for you, you should also do”, is taken from the Gospel of St. John when he recounts Jesus washing the feet of His Disciples. It is through this role of servant that Jesus gives us a model to follow. But following Christ is no easy task because it means that we must put all others before ourselves.
Thank you to everyone who has made a pledge to this year’s diocesan Annual Catholic Appeal. If you have not yet participated, please consider doing so today. Your gift makes a real difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families who reside within our 12-county diocese. Pledge envelopes are available in the pews and can be placed in the offertory basket. Thank you for your generosity.
To learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal, visit www.cdow.org/annualcatholicappeal.
Fasting During Lent
The current discipline of Penance for the United States, in addition to the general character of the Lenten season, may thus be summed up:
a) Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, limited to a single full Meal. With regard to Good Friday, the teaching of the Second Vatican Council should be recalled: “Let the paschal fast be kept sacred. Let it be celebrated everywhere on Good Friday and, where possible, prolonged throughout Holy Saturday, so that the joys of the Sunday of the Resurrection may be attained with uplifted and clear mind” (Constitution of the Liturgy, no.110)
b) The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
c) The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, remain days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat or some other practice of voluntary self-denial or personal penance: this may be physical mortification or temperance or acts of religion, charity or Christian witness.
d) All those who are fourteen years old are bound to the law of abstinence. The law of fast binds all who are eighteen years old and not yet fifty-nine years old.
Our parish is in dire need of Sacristans.
Sacristans open up our church for Mass and other services, set up the necessary items for use for the Mass, stand ready to assist the priest as needed and lock the church afterwards. Experienced Sacristans can train you and provide assistance to you as you learn.
Our parish needs you to consider coming forward to become a Sacristan.
Please contact the parish office if you are interested and want to learn more. Thank you.