From the Pastor's Desk

Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.

The Season of Lent!

The Season of Lent has begun and our theme: “Creator God, Still Creating” invites each of us to participate in the spiritual journey of conversion, transformation and new life.  Lent challenges us to rid ourselves of those things that have kept us spiritually dead. It is time to grow, experience new life and allow the penetrating creative light of Christ to touch us and continue the work of creation within and among us.

SPIRITUAL PARTICIPATION:

Colored Prayer Cards:  Each week you will be able to take home a colored meditation card to help make the week meaningful and reflective on what we do in church as well as in your home and workplace.

Plastic Prayer Tag:  These are designed to be carried with you to help you pay attention to the presence of Jesus, especially when things get stressful, hectic and anxious. This one is entitled, “Seeking God in all things.”
 
Spiritual Readings:  For adults,
we have “The Word Among Us,” “Little Black Books,” and “Wisdom in the Waiting (daily reflections, actions and prayers).”   For children: “Little Purple Book and “40 Clues for 40 Days.”

Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation:  To be held after all the weekend Masses on March 16/17. We will celebrate communally in a guilt free, non-judgmental way.  The format will be the same as the last few liturgical seasons.  Fr. Tom Dansak, will be here.  Anyone wishing a private confession during Lent should call Fr. Dennis.

OUTREACH PARTICIPATION:

Reachout to Our Shutins:  Attached to the bulletin is a listing of our shutins (nursing home, personal care home, assisted living facility and home centered elderly residents.) You are asked to write them a card or note during Lent/Easter. We want them to feel connected to the parish, that they are remembered and not forgotten.

Feed the Hungry (with dignity and ease): Instead of bringing food, we are asking you to donate food gift cards.  Those who receive can get what they need; everyone young and old can participate.  Drop them in the collection or mail to the rectory.  If you want to make a monetary donation, do the same.  Mark the envelope, “Feed the Hungry.”

Coin Collection: Save those coins to be offered on Holy Thursday for the needy and the poor.