LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES

A Journey through Lent: What do you seek?


MONDAYS OR TUESDAYS

Monday, March 25 at 7 pm OR Tuesday, March 26 at 1 pm
in the St. Dominic Chapel, second floor of the Parish Center

Reflection on Art and the Sunday Scriptures

ALL ARE WELCOME to these sessions – they are new each week!

Enter into your Lenten journey by exploring and reflecting on the upcoming Sunday Gospels through
prayer, art, music and the Word.

Let us look at these scriptures through new eyes – using art to encounter God and each other.

What relevance will we discover in these readings for our lives?

Please bring a journal of your choice with you.

All are welcome – come to one session or every week, whatever your schedule allows.


TUESDAYS

Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm
McDonough Hall

To God Through Art

Presenters:
Sr. Susan Paweski and Judy Steed

The word Mandala is Sanskrit for “Circle”.

Using various media, you will create your own mandala as you bring your inner spirituality to light.

Spend time in a quiet, reflective session creating your own prayerful artwork.

Come for some inspiration!


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, April 3 at 6 pm
McDonough Hall

Soup Supper and Almsgiving

We will not have Soup Supper on March 27


THURSDAYS

March 28 and April 4, 11 at 7-8 pm in Church

Eucharistic Adoration


FRIDAYS

March 29 and April 5, 12 at 7 pm in Church

Stations of the Cross

Stations will be followed by a period of quiet music and prayer.

ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS!
The CCW will lead Stations of the Cross Through the Eyes of Mary on Friday, April 12 at 7 pm.
We are still looking for greeters, cross and candle bearers.
To volunteer, please contact Sandy Blake at 708-476-8639.


AND DON’T FORGET!

Reconciliation:
Saturdays from 8:30 to 9 am or by appointment

Daily Mass:
Monday-Friday at 6:30 am and 8:30 am
Saturday at 8 am

Pick up a little black book available at the Church!


WEBSITES – RESOURCES FOR LENT

https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/25-great-things-you-can-do-for-lent

https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/lent/arts-and-faith-for-lent

Do you need a new idea to jumpstart your Lenten practice?
https://focusoncampus.org/content/30-day-prayer-dare


LENTEN REGULATIONS

Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday, March 6 and on all the Fridays of Lent.

Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one‘s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.

“Lent is ordered to preparing for the celebration of Easter, since the Lenten liturgy prepares for celebration of the Paschal Mystery both catechumens, by the various stages of Christian Initiation, and the faithful, who recall their own Baptism and do penance.” – Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year, #27


Watch for more details for other Lenten weeks!