Here you will find the schedule of events and enlightening material to help you journey through Lent and prepare for the joy of Easter.
Become... Forever Changed is our 2023 Lenten theme.
Lent is a season that highlights our on going process to "Become... Forever Changed", a process that never ends. We are called to place our sinfulness behind us so we can experience God's mercy in all the avenues of life. The journey of carrying our cross is also coming to understand and embrace God's unconditional forgiving love. The journey does not last for just six weeks ofLent, it lasts a lifetime. It is a life journey filled with hope that is graced by the Sacraments of our Church and lives in the light of Christ's Ressurection.
In light of Christ's Resurrection, as an Easter people, we need never despair as we continue our common journey. Our journey should be filled with optimism that persudes all to believe, hope and know that no matter how hopeless things may seem, we will rise from the dead and celebrate the newness of life.
May this help you walk with Jesus through Lent, Holy Week and to the joy of Easter. May our God bring all of us the joy and jope of Easter!
Not Your Typical Church Ladies -
Here you will find the reflection on the coming week's readings (and the current week's as well), and a few insightful questions to help with your prayer and reflection!
Palm Sunday - the 6th Sunday of Lent (April 2)
"The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying "Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the neame of the Lord."
What makes you feel like praising God? How do you express your praise?
"Jesus Christ, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped. Rather he emptied himself...'"
In what ways might God be calling you to empty yourself?
"Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, and gave up his spirit."
How do you receive the total outpouring of Jesus' love?
5th Sunday of Lent (March 26)
"I will put my spirit in you that you may live, and I will settle you upon your land; thus you shall know that I am the Lord. I have promised, and I will do it, says the Lord."
When you feel lost, what helps you to trust in God's promise?
"Martha said to Jesus, 'Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I konw that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.'"
Even when you grieve, where do you find hope?
"When Jesus saw Mary weeping, he became perturbed and deeply troubled... And Jesus wept."
Why do you think Jesus wept? How does Jesus weep with you?
Ash Wednesday Reflection from Margie Benza: HERE
Lent 2023 Schedule
Monday Evening Lenten Prayer
7 p.m. – Church of the Transfiguration (2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 and 4/3)
Lenten Retreat with Janet Corso
“Slow Brave Work of Forgiveness”
9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday 3/27 Church of the Transfiguration (Livestream 7 p.m.)
9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday 3/28 St. Catherine of Siena (Livestream 7 p.m.)
Lenten Reconciliation Service
7 p.m. Wednesday 3/29 St. Catherine of Siena
Saturday Mornings with Sr. Barbara Moore
“What are the bookends surrounding our Lenten readings?
10 a.m. Saturdays St. Catherine of Siena 3/4 , 3/11, 3/25 and 4/1 (Livestream)
Holy Week and Easter 2023 Schedule
Self-Guided Shadow Stations of the Cross
St. Catherine of Siena
Saturday 4/1 through Wednesday 4/5 – Noon to 8 p.m.
Holy Thursday 4/6 – Noon to 10 p.m.
Good Friday 4/7 – Noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday 4/1 4 p.m. Mass - Church of the Transfiguration
Saturday 4/1 5:30 p.m. Mass - St Catherine of Siena
Sunday 4/2 8:45 a.m. Mass - Church of the Transfiguration (Livestream)
Sunday 4/2 10:45 a.m. Mass - St. Catherine of Siena (Livestream)
Holy Thursday 4/6
7 p.m. Mass - Church of the Transfiguration (Livestream)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass until 11 p.m.
Good Friday 4/7
2:30 p.m. Mass - Church of the Transfiguration (Livestream)
3 p.m. Mass - St Catherine of Siena (Livestream)
7 p.m. - Simple Stations of the Cross - Transfiguration
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 4/8
8 p.m. Mass - St Catherine of Siena (Livestream)
Easter Sunday 4/9
8:45 a.m. Mass - Church of the Transfiguration (Livestream)
8:45 a.m. Mass - St. Catherine of Siena
10:45 a.m. Mass - St. Catherine of Siena (Livestream)
10:45 a.m. Mass - Church of the Transfiguration