With the spiritual pillars of Lent at our disposal, we set out on a 40-day journey, a journey of encounter with ourselves, our neighbors and our God.

Through prayer, we encounter Christ, present in the faces of every member of our human family, so often still walking that long road to Calvary.

Through fasting, we encounter our own obstacles, those things about ourselves that prevent us from loving God and neighbor.

Through giving, we encounter our brothers and sisters around the world, asking what we can give up so that others might have life to the fullest.

Please take advantage of any of the following opportunities to help your encounter this season of Lent.


Ash Wednesday | February 14, 2018

Distribution of Ashes at 6:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM

NOTE: 6:00 AM, 12:10 PM and 5:00 PM are Liturgy of the Word Services in the Church, 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM are Masses.
7:00 PM Mass will take place in both the Church and Gym.


Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl Program

Our community is participating in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter anew ourselves, our neighbors and our God.  Rice Bowls will be available in the main vestibules starting on Ash Wednesday, while supplies last. Place your Rice Bowl in a prominent place in your home as a daily reminder of this encounter.  You may find additional information, resources and recipes on the CRS Rice Bowl website.

Rice Bowls will be collected during Holy Week and in the Parish Office during the week of April 2 – 6, 2018.


Stations of the Cross

Join us as we share the Stations of the Cross:

  • Fridays during Lent at 7:00 PM: February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16 and March 23.
  • Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 PM presented by the 8th graders in the EDGE program.

Reconciliation

Monday, March 12 – 7:00 PM Communal Reconciliation Service led by our high school program, LIGHT, followed by individual confessions

Tuesday, March 27 – individual confessions from 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Wednesday, March 28 – individual confessions from 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Friday, March 30 – individual confessions from 1:30 – 3:00 PM


Adoration

Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM in the church. Join us for silence and quiet music as we rest in the presence of Christ.

Monday, March 19 7:30 PM XLT (exalt) Adoration in the church. An evening of music, prayer and Adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.


Bishop Barron’s Videos

Every member of our church now has access to all of Bishop Barron’s premium video content from Word on Fire. These films and videos feature Bishop Robert Barron who has been hailed as “one of the Church’s greatest messengers” and is the second most-followed Catholic in the world on social media (behind only Pope Francis.)

He is best known for his CATHOLICISM film series and his Emmy-nominated Pivotal Players series, which have both aired on PBS and EWTN, and have been seen by millions of people.

Thanks to Flocknote, our parish’s email and texting tool, we can now send you short Bishop Barron videos with engaging questions via email or text message. We encourage you to participate in our parish discussions as together we draw deeper into the Faith.

In addition, you now have access to the entire Word on Fire digital video library until Easter Sunday. You can watch any of Bishop Barron’s films or study programs whenever you want, on any device!

Register one of the following ways:

  • Click  HERE
  • Text SJALent2018 to 84576 or
  • Email Kerry Fahey at kfahey@sjasr.org