…..from your Pastor’s Desk:

Things to do during Lent:
We are all asked to embrace the practices of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving during
Lent.

Fasting:
The directives for fasting were posted in the bulletin a few weeks ago and I do encourage each of you to add a “small fast‟ of something each day. It could be as simple as no sugar in your coffee or no second cup of coffee. Perhaps eating a bit less food at each meal or skipping the bread or desert works for you. These small gestures add up and you will feel the difference. And fasting does not apply to food only – you can also fast from internet or TV time a bit each day.

Almsgiving:
I explained our parish-wide Lenten Almsgiving effort of ‘House-In-A-Box’ in great detail
last week. You have already been very generous with our special collections and I know that each of you is aware that God will bring a person [or persons] before you with whom He asks you to share time, treasure or talent. Do not let these Grace-filled moments pass you by.

Prayer:
The idea is to add more prayer in your daily life. You all have the Lenten devotional books I gave you. If not there are more available. Church is open every day from 8:00 until 5:30. Stop by for a visit. Daily Mass is at 9 in the morning and I’ve added a Wednesday evening mass at 6:30pm for further convenience. Thursdays there is Holy Hour with Benediction from 9:30-10:30 am. Confessions are also heard during that time. Fridays we have stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm.

Come to all or one. I do strongly encourage you to make the effort to attend some of these services. Not so much that I care about numbers – but I want you to receive the spiritual benefit, the blessing of time with Our Lord and His people.

God Bless and keep you,

Father Ron

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