Next Wednesday, February 6, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
What will your Lent look like this year?
At St. Anselm, Lent will be celebrated with the following:
+Thursday evenings in Lent, Rev. Bill Bausch will lead Evenings of Recollection 7:00 p.m.
+Throughout Lent: We PRAY, FAST, and GIVE ALMS. A little bit more than usual!!!!!
+Friday evenings in Lent: Simple Suppers and Stations of the Cross
+Sundays in Lent: At each Mass, the Gospel will be solemnly proclaimed by several readers.
+Throughout Lent: Small Faith-sharing groups will be meeting, praying, and sharing.
+Throughout Lent: We'll host an online faith-sharing session. We're maybe the only parish
in our Diocese to offer this! Come be part of the discussion! Check the bulletin for info!
+In Lent: We'll host families from the Interfaith Hospitality Network (Family Promise).
Consider helping to cook, or host, or spend time with the families for a night.
+Consider a new volunteer activity just for the six weeks of Lent!
-Volunteer a few hours to help clean up the church building.
-Help us decorate the Church building for the season of Lent.
-Provide refreshments for our new Elect-catechumens for their Sunday meetings.
-Volunteer to help us clean up the grounds of the parish.
-Join one of the music groups for the season of Lent.
-Join a music group for the Liturgies of the Triduum! (Minimal practice time)
-Volunteer to help visit one of our homebound parishioners.
-Volunteer to accompany Fr. Gene on his Monday visits to Monmouth Med. Center.
-Volunteer to help "Stuff Bulletins" on a Saturday morning.
-Volunteer to help maintain the Lenten vestments for the Servers and the Priest
-Volunteer to prepare the sacristy supplies for Palm Sunday
-Volunteer to prepare the sacristy supplies for Holy Thursday
-Volunteer to bring Holy Communion to the sick on Good Friday.
-Volunteer to help decorate the church on Holy Saturday.....we need lots of help!
-Join PARISHPAY.com as your means of contributing to our Parish Stewardship.
-Come to Mass on Wednesdays, and then join Fr. Gene for a One-Hour study of the
Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday.....Coffee and goodies included!