Lent 2019

The 2019 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, for Latin-rite Catholics with Easter Sunday on April 21.

During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. Please see our offerings below to engage you this Lenten season. 


 

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Bishop Barron's Lenten Program  -- join us as we embark on Bishop Robert Barron’s latest program entitled: Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues --- where through a weekly email (or text message), this very enlightening and prolific writer expands on the sins of pride, envy, anger, sloth,avarice, gluttony and lust --- recognizing that these “seven deadly sins” are patterns of dysfunction that keep us separated from God and ultimately lead to unhappiness.  Father Barron explains the nature of these sins and offers a corresponding virtue for each one, giving practical advice on how to instill this virtue in your own life.

In addition, will be offering an opportunity to gather in small groups for a presentation/discussion on a weekly basis --- meeting each Monday during Lent at either 10:15 – 11:45 AM or 7:00 – 8:30 PM, in the Upper Room of Building B. 
Click HERE to signup to receive the videos.  


Reconcile with God during this Lenten season through Confession.

If you are unable to attend our Penance Service last Wednesday, March 20,  please consider attending other penance services in nearby parishes:

  Monday           March 25        St. Peter Chanel               7:00 PM

  Monday           April 1             St. Benedict                      7:00 PM

  Wednesday     April 3             Good Shepherd                7:00 PM

  Tuesday          April 9             St. Thomas Aquinas         7:30 PM

  Wednesday     April 10           St. Jude                            6:30 PM

  Thursday         April 11           St. Brigid                          7:00 PM 


 

Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent, from Friday, March 8 to April 12 at 7:00 PM in the Church.  Please come and join us.  Altar Servers are needed. 


Almsgiving-- The foundational call of Christians to charity is a frequent theme of the Gospels.  During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on "almsgiving," which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity.  As one of the three pillars of Lenten practice, almsgiving is "a witness to fraternal charity" and  "a work of justice pleasing to God." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2462).  

As part of our almsgiving efforts, St. Andrew is once again holding a special appeal for Catholic Relieve Services' program called CRS Rice Bowls. Join our faith community and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl at any church entrance starting this week. During the 40 days of Lent, we will encounter the needs of the world. And don't forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app!  

To learn more visit https://www.crsricebowl.org


Our famous Lenten Fish Dinners will be held every Friday from March 8 - April 12 from 5:30-8:00 PM  in St. Andrew Family Center.

Bring the family.  Tell your neighbors.  Take out is available!!!

Adults $9, Children $6 or Immediate Families $30 Fried or Baked Fish, Pizza, Vegetables, Cole Slaw, Mac & Cheese, Drinks and Desserts. Plus each week a specialty dish from around the World. 


Regulations on Fasting and Abstinence

Read our Daily Inspiration for your Lenten Journey