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Way of the Cross
A popular Lenten devotional exercise continues to be the praying of the Way of the Cross. This year, the Stations can be prayed at anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays, no pre-registration is necessary. Parishioners are invited to take time to Walk the Stations of the Cross through the ambulatory, around the worship space, either alone or together with others. Various renditions of the Way of the Cross will be available for use.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
The opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered each Saturday, beginning at 3:30 p.m. To celebrate this Sacrament at an alternative time, please see Fr. Darrin to make arrangements.
Communal Way Of The Cross – Second Opportunity
Our second communal Way of the Cross will be held on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. This 30 minute ritual provides a guided prayer for reflecting on Jesus’ Way to the Cross and as his disciples, our continued participation in it.
Our first communal Way of the Cross will be held on Friday, March 18, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. liturgy. This 30 minute ritual provides a guided prayer for reflecting on Jesus’ Way to the Cross and as his disciples, our continued participation in it.
Tomorrow we begin the Season of Lent as we prepare ourselves for the great celebration of Easter. A celebration of another new beginning made possible through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The past two years, living through the COVID-19 Pandemic, has certainly left all of us with a sense of loss, depletion and uncertainty at so many levels. Everything in our life experience has been touched, from overall health care to the economic environment, from our individual and personal relationships to our local and global communal life.
As pandemic restrictions now begin to ease, we carry with us a hope for a more promising future and a restoration to a life we once knew.
I want to take this as an opportunity to call each of you to embrace these days of Lent as a time of true restoration and reconciliation. I know that many of our parishioners have not yet returned to communal worship and active church life since the pandemic first emerged in March of 2020. Now the time is before us to become re-engaged by taking that first step forward. These days of Lent are the most perfect way to come together as a community of believers to not only be reunited with our faith family, but to be reunited with our own call to discipleship. Engaged in this season of praying, fasting and almsgiving, we embrace the tools to ensuring a new time is before us, celebrated in the upcoming joy-filled events of Easter.
The time is now to come home, to reclaim your place within our family of faith. I do hope to see you soon! I look forward to welcoming you in as together we remember what it means to be a part of something great!
*According to the latest government protocols, though a sign-up is no longer required, the wearing of face masks continues.