PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER ENTRUSTED TO THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER FOR THE YEAR 2016
Universal: Care for Creation
That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.
That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter
between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Lent is the perfect time to learn how to love again. As we continue this extraordinary jubilee Year of Mercy we are reminded that above all "Lent is a time dedicated to experience God's mercy, and that Lent is a time to extend God's mercy to others" because the merciful love is what really matters.
Make a difference, experience God's mercy through the sacrament of confession and extend God's mercy through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. All of these should be made out of love, merciful love. Don't put your ashes over your head as a sign of repentance and then do nothing, returning to a life that is business as usual. Come to our Lenten activities:
- English Lenten Retreat (February 20-24) given by Father Charles Coury C.Ss.R.
- Polish Lenten Retreats (March 13-16) given by Farther Wojciech Idziak C.Ss.R
- Stations of the Cross:
Tuesdays during Lent at Sacred Heart Church at 7:00 PM in English
Fridays during Lent at Christ the King Church at 4:30 PM in English
Fridays during Lent at Sacred Heart Church at 6:30 PM in Polish
- Gorzkie Zale on Sundays during Lent at Sacred Heart Church at 5:00 PM in Polish that help us remember and contemplate Jesus' suffering.
- Outdoor Stations of the Cross on March 8 at 6:00 PM from Christ the King to Sacred Heart Church.
"What are you giving up for Lent?" It's a question a lot of people will get these next few days. If you want to change your body, perhaps alcohol and candy is the way to go. But if you want to change your heart and experience and extend God's mercy, a different fast is needed that will make room in ourselves to allow a love that can make us whole and set us free. So, make a difference in your life. Turn away from sin and proclaim the Gospel of the Lord!