LENT 2022

GOOD MORNING JESUS,

for the whole day, I TRUST IN YOU.

A Lenten journey together.

This year for Lent we want to grow in confidence toward Jesus Christ. Looking around, it is true, there are many problems in the world, in our country, in the Church, in our communities and in our families. This is a strong calling to put all our trust in Jesus. Trust is connected with faith. Do we really believe that Jesus is still in command of our world, of our church, of our destiny? Do we really believe that God, our Father is the creator of heaven and earth? Do we believe that He is the one who gave us life and brought us to the world? Do we believe that Jesus has paid for our sins and is coming to renew the Church and humanity?

      This Lent we will avoid all kind of gossip, negative news, depressing doubts about our life, our society, and our church. Can we just refuse to fill our minds and hearts with all kinds of fear and anxiety? After all, we are not going to help the situation by worrying about it! And we only can aggravate the situation in our heart and around us.

      Every morning we will get up and say: “Good morning, Jesus, for the whole day, I trust in you.” At noon we will say the ANGELUS and at 3:00pm we will say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

On Friday we will try to participate in the VIA CRUCIS, either in person or on line.

If someone come to us with all these worries, we will tell hi/Her: “I promised father that I will not talk about these things.”

If we want to go back to normal, we have to start from our soul. So let us get on the wagon all together.

PRAYER AND FASTING.

As Catholics we are invited to deepen our prayer life and practice penance and fasting. People from 18 to 65 years of age are obliged to do an act of penance or fasting at least once a week. It is a special time when we can make room for a deeper relationship with Christ. Let us not waste this opportunity to grow in our spiritual life.

A GOOD CONFESSION is fundamental for a serious commitment to your spiritual life. Please don’t wait till the end of lent. Confessions are heard every Saturday at 4:30pm; on Fridays before the evening mass, you can ask a priest; and at any time you can request the sacrament of reconciliation at the parish office.

PARISH RETREAT – All languages/groups are invited to participate in this IMPORTANT retreat as a moment of communal penance and renewal. It will be on APRIL 16, from 9:00am till 12noon in the Church (Coffee will be served in the Main Hall).

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

MARCH 2022

1 – FIRST TUESDAY – 6:30pm- ST. ANTHONY NOVENA (Tamil)

7:30pm  ASF

2 – ASH WEDNESDAY –

            8:00am – HOLY MASS & Distribution of Ashes

            11:00am – LITURGY – Communion and Distribution of Ashes.

            3:00pm – VIA CRUCIS (Italian) and Distribution of Ashes.

            6:00pm – Novena OLPH – 6:20 – VIA CRUCIS (English)

            7:00pm – Holy Mass and distribution of Ashes.

            8:00pm – Spanish Mass & Ashes.

3 – First Thursday – 3:00pm – PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS and SANCTITY OF THE PORIESTHOOD.

7:30PM – Bible Class

4 – FIRST FRIDAY –

            7:30am – Confessions + 8:00am -Holy Mass

            3:00pm – VIA CRUCIS (Italian) and Confessions

            6:20PM – VIA CRUCIS (English) 7:00pm – Holy Mass

            8:00pm – EUCHARISTIC ADORATION + ALL NIGHT VIGIL

            8:00pm – Spanish Virtual Via Crucis

5 – FIRST SATURDAY

            9:00am – 12:00noon – SPANISH VIRTUAL LENTEN RETREAT          

1:00pm – CHILDREN’S ROSARY

7 – RCIA – 7:00pm

8 – ASF – 7:30pm

9 – 7-9:00pm –  Archdiocesan Youth Retreat

11 – 3:00pm – VIA CRUCIS (Italian) – 6:20pm – VIA CRUCIS (English)

            8:00pm – Spanish Virtual Via Crucis

12 – VOCATION WEEKEND – Fr. Mathew McGovern – Arch. Vocation Office. – (Celebrate 6:00pm followed by Conference and Food downstairs – Will celebrate 11:30am and will have conference and coffee downstairs and will Speak to all masses)

16 – 7-9:00pm – Archdiocesan Youth Retreat.

18 3:00PM – VIA CRUCIS (Italian) – 6:20pm- Via Crucis (English)

8:00pm – Spanish Virtual Via Crucis

19 – St. Joseph– “Come and see” Vocational Retreat in St Augustine.

 10-11:30am – PARENTS RETRAT IN CHURCH

            1:00-2;30pm – PARENTS RETRAT IN CHURCH

21 – 7:00PM – RCIA

22 – 7:30PM – ASF

23 – 7-9:00pm – Archdiocesan Youth Retreat

24 – 7:30pm – Bible Class

25 – 3:00pm – VIA CRUCIS (Italian) – 6:20pm – VIA CRUCIS (English)

            8:00pm – Spanish Virtual Via Crucis

26 – (Saturday)                                   11 –2:00PM – ROC 1 (Scos – MF – Z)

                                                            3 -4:00pm – ROC 1 – (St. Tim – Others)

28 – 7:00pm – RCIA

29 – 7:30pm – ASF

30 – 7-9:00pm – Arch. Youth Retreat

31 – 7:30pm – Bible Class

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.