We journey together
First Friday of Lent
As we received the Cross on our foreheads on Wednesday, we are officially in Lent and we begin this important and significant journey of our faith that will lead us to a more profound encounter with God.
How can we make this journey more meaningful for our spiritual lives? Well, the Church suggests three things, Prayer, Almsgiving, and Penance. Take some time every single day to quiet yourself, to read a Bible passage/spiritual book and allow God to be part of your life. We are busy people but it is never too busy to have a moment with God.
It is also important (during this time) to think about those brothers and sisters of ours who are less fortunate. We can make some donations or volunteer for some charity activities. We can also visit the sick or accompany someone who is mourning. Let’s find the face of Jesus in our brothers and sisters who are suffering.
And finally, the Church encourages us to do small sacrifices that help us remember the passion of our Lord and make us stronger in our daily temptations and challenges. You may want to spend less time on the computer/TV, or you can restrain from your favorite meal/snack, choose something that would make you feel uncomfortable, thus you strengthen your will and become more open to the grace of God.
(1st Friday of Lent) 7:00 pm at Assumption,
led by members of CYO
(1st Sunday of Lent) 7:00 pm at Resurrection
All adults are invited to participate in MAPS tonight. For Lent, we are doing things a little differently...No registration required. Just look for us at the Fish Fry at St. John's at 6 pm!
Potluck Dinner: Sunday, March 10
Everyone is invited to join us for Assumption's 6 pm Mass, with music by our new Contemporary Ensemble. Before Mass, drop off your crockpot of soup or chili, or other dish-to-pass. Assumption's Liturgy Committee will provide salad, bread, fruit, and beverages. Sign up in Assumption's foyer or contact Janie for more information (email@example.com or 388-5432).
We must never forget what happens in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Our sins are forgiven! They are taken away. The slate is wiped clean. We have a new beginning - a fresh start. We receive God's mercy and are filled with God's peace. And, once this total and complete forgiveness happens, deep and lasting healing can happen as well.
So, it's a great idea to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to receive a fresh start and to let the grace of healing begin. Most of us are ready to do that because we really miss communion with our God. We really don't like division, conflict, selfishness, negativity, disorder, injustice or dishonesty. We long for integrity and a love which nothing but this Sacrament can offer us.
~from www.onlineministries.creighton.edu. If you haven't been to Confession in a while, check out the rest of this great article about
Returning to the Sacrament
]. And don't worry about "doing it right." Showing up with a contrite heart is all it takes. Handouts with an Examination of Conscience and the "how-to" will be available.
Diocesan Day of Penance & Mercy
Wednesday, March 13
Confessions will be heard at parishes throughout the diocese.
-7pm (corrected time)
-3pm & 5-7pm (corrected time)
A Prayer for the 1st Week of Lent
Bring us back to you.
you call us back to you with all of our hearts.
I feel your call for me deep in my heart
and I know you want me back
as much as I want to return.
give me the wisdom to know how to return.
Make my journey back to you this Lent
one of grace, forgiveness and gentle love.
Don't forget to sign up:
Resurrection's Lenten Journey/
Progressive Dinner Retreat
Saturday, March 30
Resurrection's Lenten Book Study:
Your God is Too Boring
Wednesdays, March 13-April 3
for full details on these two opportunities
Recognizing Heart Attack Symptoms for Men & Women
presented by the Perinton Ambulance and sponsored by the Health Ministry at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 12
(rescheduled to this date due to weather).
All are invited to this important talk in the Assumption LIving Room.
The power of a personal invitation
It's not unusual for people who are not Catholic to attend our liturgies and social events with Catholic friends or family members for years without considering becoming Catholic themselves. Sometimes, all that is needed is a personal invitation!
If you know anyone like this, please let them know that the first steps do not require any commitment other than the desire to learn more about our faith. Contact Sheryl Zabel for more information about the RCIA process at our parishes, or click the button to read more online.
Church of the Assumption
/ (585) 388-0040
Church of the Resurrection
/ (585) 223-5500
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on Friday, March 8 at 8:45AM