Share Lent 2017

Author: 
Father Dennis Noon
Date: 
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 1:45pm

During Lent we are challenged to be a sign of God’s mercy at work and part of that would be efforts to create a new culture of international solidarity and cooperation in establishing a new economic model. To eradicate extreme poverty is to do the work of justice and therefore the work of peace. Lent is a summons to conversion of heart through a change of life, to recognize that the goods of the earth belong to all. It is to act in solidarity with and walk alongside those women and men who advocate for an equal and inclusive society, one in which women can participate hand-in-hand with men in building a world of tomorrow. It is to pray as Pope Francis invited us to do “that in all countries of the world, women may be honoured, respected and valued for their essential contribution to society”. According to the teachings of the Gospel we are not owners but administrators of the goods we possess; these then are not to be considered as our exclusive possessions, but means through which the Lord calls each one of us to act as stewards. St. John said, “How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses to help?” (1Jn.3:17). Our Share Lent Collection will be taken up today and we thank our youth for helping us reflect on this year’s theme “Women At the Heart Of Change.”

 

LENTEN MASS SCHEDULE

 

OUR LENTEN MASS SCHEDULE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday-7:30a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday – 12:10p.m.

This Friday only: 7p.m. Stations of the Cross and spiritual musical reflection with John Miller and friends (No Mass)

 

HOLY WEEK 2017

 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Tuesday, April 11th – 8:00a.m. to 12noon; 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Thursday, April 13th – 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Saturday, April 15th – 10:30a.m. to 12noon

 

PALM SUNDAY April 9th – Saturday 5:15p.m.; Sunday 9:00a.m. and 11:00a.m. Palms will be blessed at each Mass.

HOLY THURSDAY April 13th – 7:00p.m. Mass followed by                       

                                                      Adoration until 10:00p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY April 14th – 12Noon – Children’s Liturgy

                                                3:00p.m. – Solemn Good Friday

                                                Liturgy

                                               7:00p.m. – Stations of the Cross

                                               and Sermon

HOLY SATURDAY April 15thSolemn Easter Vigil at

                                                        8:00p.m. (NO 5:15p.m. Mass)

EASTER SUNDAY April 16th – 7:30a.m. – 9a.m. –11a.m.