Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th.
Ash Wednesday is a day of abstinence and fasting; Good Friday and all Fridays during Lent are also observed as days of abstinence and fasting. Abstinence means refraining from eating meat; fish is OK. Fasting means reducing one’s intake of food, like eating two small meals that together would not equal one full meal.
Ashes are a plea to God for mercy and compassion, pardon and forgiveness. As we approach this Lenten Season let us use this time to correct our faults, purify our hearts, control our desires and grow in holiness to prepare ourselves to celebrate Easter with great joy. –CatholicSpirit
Ash Wednesday Services
5:30pm & 7:00pm
All high school senior JCDA members or seniors who have a mother or grandmother in CDA may apply for the 2020 State Court Scholarship as well as the Local CDA Scholarship. Deadline for State is January 31, 2020. Deadline for Local is March 1, 2020. Applications can be found at the High School Counselors office.
Catholic Daughters are sponsoring a Bunco Fundraiser and Luncheon on Saturday, March 21st from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Parish Hall. $15.00 per ticket – Pre Sale Only!! All proceeds benefit our CDA #1178 Charities. Everyone is Cordially Invited.
Have you ever wondered what the wonderful ladies of the Altar Society Ministry actually do for our church? Enclosed in this week’s bulletin you will find a beautiful outline of the many things they are responsible for in the church each and every day. Would you like to become a member and take part in this very important ministry? Read over the information we have enclosed in the bulletin. The Holy Spirit might just tell you it’s time to join.
Beginning in March of 2020 the Children’s Mass will be celebrated at the 9:30am Mass every second Sunday of the month. The Mass Intention will remain as “For the Parish Family” but the homily will be geared toward the children. Father wants to try this new time slot to see how it goes. January and February Children’s Mass will still be celebrated at 11:00am. He hopes making it earlier might bring in an even greater number of young people for Mass. We wish him much success…..
The Healing Rosary that is held on Monday evenings is canceled. We will resume the Healing Rosary in March of 2020 and it will be moved back to Sunday evenings.
We are looking for someone that might be able to lead Vacation Bible School this year. Tracy Moody who has done it for us for years will need to step aside this year. She will be around for guidance but will not be available for the majority of the planning. If anyone is interested please give Becky Raabe a call. She or Tracy can let you know exactly what the requirements are and what is involved.
Newborn – 12 mo. /Clothing and Shoes.