Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Lent 2018 begins with Ash Wednesday, February 13, 2018.
  • Regarding Fasting and Abstinence ~ Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Roman Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Roman Catholic Church from age 14 onward.
  • Regarding Confession ~ A repentant heart is necessary for the  Lenten journey. Opportunity for the Sacrament of Penance is available at all parishes listed below. If it has been a while, click here to brush up. Here’s a quick link to an Examination of Conscience.
  • Regarding Prayer ~ The willful sacrifices made by the faithful provides an opportunity to spend more time with God in prayer. Our local parishes provide various opportunity for the enrichment of your relationship with God. Here is what is slated:
  1. Blessed Sacrament (Tallahassee)
  2. Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More (Tallahassee)
  3. Good Shepherd (Tallahassee)
  4. St. Eugene Chapel (Tallahassee)
  5. St. Thomas the Apostle (Quincy)
  6. St. Stephen Protomartyr  (Woodville)
  7. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Crawfordville)
  8. Sacred Heart (Lanark Village)
  9. St. Margaret of Scotland (Monticello)
  10. St. Vincent de Paul (Madison)
  11. Immaculate Conception (Perry)
  • Regarding Almsgiving ~ Jesus instructs His Followers: when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:3-4. Here are ways to support the work of the mission:
  1. Support St. John Paul II Catholic High School through the Annual Fund
  2. Support the various Parishes listed Above.
  3. Support the Diocesan Catholic Sharing Appeal

Imagine offering a better version of yourself , at Easter, as a gift of gratitude to Christ for His gift of Redemption?

 

God Bless…

 

Rev. Roy C. Marien, President

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