Around the Parish – February 11, 2024
This Wednesday, we begin our Lenten Journey. If you haven’t considered what you might give up for Lent, or rather an even better idea, what you might do extra for Lent, there are just a few short days left to decide! Lent is an opportunity to grow in our spiritual life.
A comment that I have heard too many times is “I go to Mass on Sunday’s so that’s enough for me!” I 1000% disagree with that comment! Our spiritual lives are so important that we cannot neglect them! We have an opportunity these next few weeks before Easter to truly refine and refresh our souls. In these coming days, there are so many opportunities to grow in the ways of God. I encourage everyone to find at least one thing that you can do to grow in communion with God!
Fridays of Lent: A Spiritual Oasis
Every Friday during Lent, immerse yourself in a spiritual oasis. The evenings will include Adoration and Confessions starting at 6pm, followed by Stations of the Cross at 7pm. This is a powerful way to deepen your connection with your faith and enhance your spiritual life during this season of penance and reflection.
Join Us for Our Parish Lenten Mission
Make sure to join us next Monday, February 19, as we kick off our Parish Lenten Mission led by Fr. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak, a native son of Beloved Disciple Parish. Look for more details in this weekend’s bulletin. Take a copy home and extend the invitation to others. This mission is an opportunity to enrich our Lenten experience and strengthen our relationship with God.
Easter Raffle Lottery Tickets
As we anticipate the joy of Easter, we are already gearing up for our Easter Raffle. In the coming weeks, we will be mailing out raffle tickets. In the meantime, we need your help collecting lottery scratch-off tickets. Drop them in the collection basket during Mass or deliver them to the parish office by mail or in person. Your generosity has always been appreciated, and we thank you in advance for your continued support.
Spring Cleaning: Prepping for Blooms & Bargains Bazaar
In the coming weeks, I know we will all be getting that itch to clean out and clean up our homes. As you prepare for a Spring Cleaning, I ask that you consider donating any of your unwanted items to the Immaculate Heart Blooms & Bargains Bazaar. The Bazaar is the combined Rummage and Plant Sales. We are looking for any items that we can sell to raise funds for IHM and the work we do to help the community! More information is in this weekend’s bulletin.
Here are a few thoughts for the week ahead:
Be thankful for the closed doors, detours, and road blocks; they’ve protected us from people and places that were not meant to be a part of our lives. In difficult times, a family does not need to be perfect; it just needs to be united. Pax et Bonum, Fr. Andy