ASH WEDNESDAY AND STATIONS
We begin Lenten Season this week. On Ash Wednesday ashes will be distributed during holy Masses at 6:45AM, 8:00AM, and 5:30PM here at Blessed Sacrament and 12:00PM at St. Vincent De Paul Church. This year due to Covid-19 ashes will be sprinkled on our heads to avoid body contact (without messing up with hair). Stations of the Cross will be on Fridays of Lent (except Good Friday) at after 8:00AM Mass and 6:00PM followed by Benediction.
Season of Lent invites us to return to God through prayers, penance, fasting and works of mercy. As part of our Lenten exercise this year we will participate in Food For the Poor program and Operation Rice Bowl. We will have a missionary from the Food for Poor visiting us on the First Sunday of Lent to share with the pains of hunger to many people. Next week we will start distributing Operation Rice Bowls. Let’s participate in the works of mercy.
BETHLEHEM WOOD CARVING
Bethlehem Wood Carving will be visiting our linked parish churches for the olive wood sale from the Holy Land on the weekend of February 20/21. Due to the current lockdown with no pilgrims allowed to visit due to the pandemic, the Catholic Christians of the Holy Land are struggling for living since the woodcarving is the only source of income. Our purchase of the carvings will support the Catholic Christian of the holy land. Let’s be generous.
FOOD FOR THE POOR
Please join us the weekend of February 2021 to hear Rev. Paul C. Wilderotter speak at all the services about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Fr. Wilderotter will share a personal witness about Food For the Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love another. Let’s be generous.