Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lent at St. Anselm

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!

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