Lent: “Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)

Liturgical Celebrations

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    • Ashes will be distributed during all liturgies.
    • Masses: 6:45 am, 8:15 am, 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm (Bilingual)
    • Liturgy of the Word: 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm
Daily Mass Schedule for Lent
    • Monday to Friday: 6:45 am, 8:15 am & 12:10 pm
    • Saturday: 8:15 am

Weekend Mass Schedule
    • Saturday: 5:30 pm
    • Sunday: 7:00 am; 8:30 am; 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 5:00 pm
    • Sunday; 7:00 pm Misa en español
Reconciliation
    • Saturday: 4:00 pm
    • Lenten Reconciliation Service with Individual Confession: Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 pm
    • Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm

Stations of the Cross
    • English: Fridays of Lent at 7:00 pm
    • Español: Fridays of Lent at 8:00 pm

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
    • Rite of Sending: Sunday, February 18 at 11:30 am Mass
    • Rite of Election: Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 pm (St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral)
    • First Scrutiny: Sunday, March 4 at 8:30 am Mass
    • Second Scrutiny: Sunday, March 11 at 10:00 am Mass
    • Third Scrutiny: Saturday, March 17 at 5;30 pm Mass

Lenten Enrichment Opportunities

Parish Mission: “Transforming Our Lives Anew”: Christ in the Eucharist and in One Another

Our parish welcomes Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP who will join us from Saturday, March 10 to Tuesday, March 13. Fr. Ricky will be preaching at weekend Masses. In addition, on Monday and Tuesday, Fr. Ricky will celebrate Mass at 8:15 am and lead an evening presentation at 7:00 pm in the Church. We will conclude our parish mission on Wednesday, March 14 with a Penance Service and the opportunity for individual sacramental reconciliation at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information about our parish mission and presenter.

Formed: Daily Lenten Reflections

Grow in faith this Lent! Sign up for daily reflections! This Lent, get daily reflections from Bishop Donald Hying, delivered right to your email, every day. Available in both English and Spanish (Disponible en Español)! Watch, Read, and Reflect for just 10 Minutes a Day:

    • Watch a beautiful, 5-minute video reflection from Bishop Hying's ECHO series
    • Read an inspiring passage from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
    • Reflect on how God's truth applies to your daily life

Click here to sign up.

A Lent to Remember

Join us for a 4-week video-based study on formed.org featuring the Augustine Institute original productions Symbolon and Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession. A Lent to Remember is a beautiful presentation of the transforming power of mercy in the Sacrament of Confession. No matter what you have done, no matter how long you have been away, Jesus is waiting for you with open arms this Lent! Click here for more information

BestLentEver.com

We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.
Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness . . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?
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Soup and Salad Supper

Friday Evenings prior to the Stations of the Cross from 6:00 to 6:45 pm in the School Cafeteria. An evening of fellowship and a simple meal each Friday of Lent beginning February 16 to March 23. There is no charge for the meals. Donations will be accepted for those in need. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is the practice of praying with scripture; it combines reading the text in its context, listening to phrases that speak out to us, meditating on the text, and engaging with God in prayer over it. Through the richness of God’s Word, we are calmed, refreshed, and strengthened. Join us for an hour of praying with scripture every Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room in the Spiritual Center. No prior practice or preparation necessary. For more info, email Claire at: cgmachl@gmail.com.

Stations Churches of Mercer County

You are invited on a Faith Pilgrimage to the Churches of Mercer County for Lenten evening Mass. The purpose of the Station Churches is to provide an opportunity to visit some of the beautiful Churches of Mercer County and to worship with other Catholics of our county. Click here for more information and scheduled masses and parishes.




Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a sacramental sign of our conversion. Lent summons us, and enables us to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.
With this message, I would like again this year to help the entire Church experience this time of grace anew, with joy and in truth.

Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2018

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