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Entries for February 2014

  The month of February is Catholic Press Month. It is also time for our parish collection for the Catholic Times weekly newspaper. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in the February collection packet. The rate for the Catholic Times is $17.00 per year. If you have direct withdrawal from your checking/credit card, you can either let the office know to deduct for the Catholic Times or you can put a check in the basket and we will make sure you are credited for the payment. Since the Catholic Times is now being sent only to those who pay for their subscription, if you are not able to pay and would lik...

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Operation Rice Bowl

Posted on February 21, 2014

  Rice Bowls and Home Calendar Guides will be available on the table in the Gathering Space the weekend of February 22/23, 2014. The Rice Bowl collection will be on Holy Thursday with the funds going to the Catholic Relief Services to help our brothers and sisters who are in need. Please take a Rice Bowl and Guide home to use this Lenten season.

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LENT

Posted on February 21, 2014

  LENT – There are three Traditional Lenten observances: 1. Prayer – Person at home prepares by reading the scripture prior to Sunday Mass, in addition to other personal prayer such as meditation, Rosary, spiritual readings, etc. 2. Fasting – The following regulations of fast and abstinence for Catholics provide an opportunity for us to be united with the entire Church in offering this form of prayer: All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. On fast days, one full meal is permitted along with two meals of lesser quantity the...

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on February 21, 2014

  Each Friday of Lent at 6:30 p.m. beginning March 7, 2014 and concluding on April 11, 2014, we will celebrate the Stations of the Cross with various groups of our parish leading us in prayer.

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Daily Prayer for Today's Catholic

Posted on February 21, 2014

  Liturgical Press has sent our parish copies of Give Us This Day, Daily Prayer For Today’s Catholic, as a sample of the monthly publication they offer. Please help yourself to a copy and if you are interested in purchasing an annual subscription there is information in the book for that purpose. It was very generous of them to include us in this offer.

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GOOD POPE JOHN - Movie Nights

Posted on February 21, 2014

  As you know, our patron, Pope John XXIII, will be canonized on April 27. This will be an historic day for the Church and our parish. But how much do we know about the life of this good man? We are offering an opportunity to learn more about Pope John. After Stations of the Cross on March 14 and 21, we will show a movie (in two parts) that will explore the life of Pope John XXIII through his childhood, entry into the priesthood, ascent through the ranks of the clergy and eventual tenure as pope. With humor and compassion, he works to reform the Church and help the poor and oppressed. The movie stars Ed Asner, who g...

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ASH WEDNESDAY MASS AND ECUMENICAL SERVICE

Posted on February 21, 2014

  On Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014, our Mass and distribution of ashes will be at 8:00 a.m. The evening service will be an Ecumenical Service at 7:00 p.m. with the blessing and distribution of ashes as we have in past years. This year’s service will be hosted by Pope John XXIII. The collection in the morning will benefit J.O.I.N. and the evening collection will benefit local charities. What a wonderful way to begin the Lenten season by praying with our Christian brothers and sisters.

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2013 Contribution Statements

Posted on February 02, 2014

  2013 contribution statements are prepared. Please let us know if you need one for tax purposes. You may stop in to pick it up or we can mail it if you prefer – just let us know.

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Life Size Bronze Sculpture Update

Posted on February 02, 2014

  The bronze sculpture of Saint John XXIII project is still marking progress. The construction of the Piazza was delayed last fall, but will be completed by the end of March. The sculptor in Italy is almost finished with the life size wax. We should see pictures in two weeks or so. Again, if we request any changes they will be completed and new pictures will follow; we have to be completely satisfied before we authorize the next stage of the work. When the life size wax is perfect, a mold is made around it, the wax is melted out, and the molten bronze is poured in. This is called a “lost wax process.” We...

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Devotional Materials for Lent

Posted on February 02, 2014

  There are Devotional Materials for both adults and children for Lent on the table in the Gathering Space for a nominal fee.

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