Father Marty's Weekly Message
In my article last week, I gave the WRONG DATE for the talk on Salesian
Spirituality – part of our 100th anniversary celebration events. I mistakenly
said it would be given on Saturday, February 29th. THAT’S WRONG! The talk
will be on Saturday, February 22 – THAT’S THIS COMING SATURDAY!
As a reminder, Oblate Father Michael Newman will give a presentation on the
spirituality of St. Ignatius (Ignatian Spirituality) and that of St. Francis de
Sales (Salesian Spirituality). Fr. Mike is a dynamic and enjoyable presenter.
Doors will open at 9:00 AM. Presentation to begin at 9:30 AM. A free will
offering will be taken up. (See flier in this bulletin for details).
Then, to keep the festivity of our centennial year going, the Central Catholic
High School Glee Club will lead the singing at the 4:00 PM evening Mass on
Saturday, February 29 – which happens to be the 1st weekend of Lent! Yes,
Ash Wednesday is just one week from this Wednesday.
This Lent we will have our regular Friday Fish Frys from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM in the school gym. Responding to my request, we have gotten several new volunteers to help with the dinners, but we could still use a few more. We do still need a couple of people to greet guests and take money at the door. It’s a nice job for a couple of friends to do together – not every Friday but when you are available. Taking tickets, preparing plates, even filling applesauce cups are all things that need to be done. If you have some time to give to this parish activity, it would be appreciated. Just call Dianna at the parish office and she’ll fill you in with the details of what’s needed.
Also something new this Lent, I’d like to offer what I’m calling “Lenten Soup Suppers – a time to nourish the body and the soul”. We’d offer a simple supper of bread, soup and salad – with groups or individuals offering to bring a pot of their homemade soup. We’d do a sign up for this in the back of church each week. The dinner would be available from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – come anytime as your schedule allows. Then at 7:00 PM a short video on a spiritual topic followed by discussion/ reflection/sharing on the topic of the video. We’d be finished by 7:30 PM. No notebooks to buy or homework to do – and no commitment to be present for each Wednesday session. We’ll begin on Wednesday March 4 and run through April 1. I hope it goes well and is well received – “Lenten Soup Suppers - some simple nourishment for body and soul”.
Hope you can make it this coming Saturday, the 22nd, for our Salesian/Ignatian Spirituality presentation at 9:00 AM in the Sullivan Center.