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Around the Parish – February 18, 2024

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Fr. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak O.P., a native of Beloved Disciple Parish in Grove City
Fr. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak O.P.

Join us this Monday, February 19, as we begin our  Parish Lenten Mission led by Fr. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak O.P., a native of Beloved Disciple Parish in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Fr. Max, ordained in May of 2022, holds a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology, a Masters of Divinity, and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. He completed his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in the spring of 2023 and is currently a faculty member at the School of Theology at Saint Mary Seminary in Baltimore, MD, specializing in moral theology with courses in Medical Ethics, Catholic Social Ethics, Marriage, Sexuality, and Celibacy.

Father Max and I spent three years together while studying Philosophy at Gannon University and Saint Mark Seminary. I am very excited to have Father Max be with us as we begin our Lent this year.

Each night, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available. Father Max and I will be hearing confessions in both of the confessionals. I will be in my regular confessional and Father Max will be in the confessional by the organ. As we begin the Season of Lent, I want to encourage everyone to take the opportunity to receive this important sacrament. During the mission, which can be thought of like a mini retreat, we will have the opportunity to hear from Father Max on the Eucharist each night during Adoration.

On Wednesday night, we will celebrate a special mass together under the patronage of Saint Joseph with special blessings with the Oil of Saint Joseph. Let us pray together as we begin the Lenten Journey to the Cross that we might come closer to Jesus’ presence I the Holy Eucharist.

A flyer for these three nights, as well as the Lenten Calendar for 2024 can be found in this weekend’s bulletin. Please make sure to take a copy home to reference throughout these weeks of preparation for Easter!

Here are a few thoughts for the week ahead:

For others, be the attitude you want to be around. It is good to be blessed; it is better to be a blessing to others. May every sunrise bring you hope; may every sunset bring you peace.

Pax et Bonum, Fr. Andy