Pick up the latest issue of OUT REACH in the church Vestibule or download online. This issue is all about HOLINESS.
We invite you to share in our Lenten times of prayer as often as possible. As part of our Lenten Sacrifice in union with the church all over the world, ALL Fridays of Lent are days of ABSTINENCE (no meat).
The Journey - My Encounter with Jesus
Weekly Small Groups: Sundays at 10:45 am and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm
We all know the things that make us happy, but we don't always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that.
This year we invite you to do something different. Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. Every day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness... and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?
Sign up at BestLentEver.com.
A WAY TO DEEPEN YOUR EXPERIENCE OF JESUS
Lent begins on March 6th. Parish sign-ups for this year's Lenten program begin February 9-10, Giving parishioners an opportunity for a unique and powerful experience. We are inviting parishioners (and their friends and neighbors) to sign up and join others once a week for six weeks. During these six weeks, you will be involved in a process of sharing, learning, and prayer that will help you deepen your Catholic faith, and your sense of connection to Jesus and his people.
Donate beauty and wellness items for our neighbors in the BCS Transitional Living Community and Turning Point Shelter. Shampoo, moisturizer, body wash, etc. are welcome.
There is a bin in the church vestibule. Last pick up will be next Sunday, February 10th.For more info, see signs in church or contact Maryanne Mazzola.
Every year, our city's homeless men and women need winter coats. We will be collecting coats in the church vestibule through December 30th. If you have a GENTLY USED coat, please consider donating it. If you are unable to do so, a simple way to keep our neighbors warm is to grab your phone, text COAT to 41444. $20.00 buys someone a new coat!
Please note: We are accepting coats only.
If you are looking for another opportunity to help our most vulnerable neighbors this holiday season, here are two quick and simple ways to do so: Go to the Coalition for the Homeless Holiday Toy Drive website and click on the link to their Amazon Wish List. Follow directions and send a toy to one of the 23,000 children who will be spending the holidays in a homeless shelter this year. Info to send monetary donation is on the Toy Drive page as well. The last day for donations is December 14th.
On November 21st, parishioners gathered in the rectory to make sandwich bags and cards for the hungry of our community for Thanksgiving. Thanks to the donations, time and efforts of our volunteers, we made 40 bags that were distributed on Thanksgiving morning. The whole parish thanks all who participated!
It's hard to believe that we are rapidly approaching Advent season, but in fact it begins on December 2nd -- just a few days from now. This year, we are encouraging our parishioners to try a free email program from Dynamic Catholic that will help you slow down and focus on what really matters during this busy time of year. Called Best Advent Ever: Rediscover Christmas, the program features daily emails with practical tips, Christmas music, and inspirational videos.