Lent is a period of preparation in the Church’s Liturgical Year that orients the community towards Holy Week and the Season of Easter. It is a time of prayer, fasting and good works.
However, the focus of this season is not the size of our sacrifice in fasting, prayer, and alms. A clue to the reason for our observance of this season can be found in the overlooked second reading from 1 Peter that is proclaimed this year on the first Sunday of Lent.
...while God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all,were saved through water.This prefigured baptism, which saves you now.It is not a removal of dirt from the body but an appeal to God for a clear conscience...
Lent is the time when we remember God’s benevolent patience.
A Year of Parish Events
March 10-12 – 40 Hour Devotion
After the 11:30 am Mass, Eucharistic Adoration will begin in Church where Jesus will remain fully present in the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar for forty continuous hours over three days. Forty hours recalls the forty hours from Jesus' burial until His Resurrection as well as His 40-day fast in the desert. In Scripture the number 40 is a time of testing, a time of challenge so that we can be made new by God. This Mini-Lenten Retreat is an opportunity to gather as a community for spiritual renewal to reawaken our faith and deepen our appreciation of the Mystery of the Eucharist in our lives. Our 40 hour devotion will end with Benediction and Mass at 8:15 am on March 12.
May 4 - First Communion Mass
A special invitation to join us as we celebrate First Communion with some of our youngest parishioners. Experience this prayerful day of faith for our Parish Family.
June 1 - Eucharistic Procession
We close out the Parish’s Year of the Eucharistic Revival with our annual Eucharistic Procession through the grounds of St. Elizabeth Seton.