OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER DURING LENT
At Saint Patrick’s:
– Stations of the Cross and Benediction on Wednesdays at 5:55 p.m. with a soup supper beginning at 5:00 p.m. (serving ends at 5:40 p.m.).
– Daily Mass on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and on Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
– Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays from 5 to 6:15 p.m. (before Mass).
At Saint Luke’s:
– Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. (with a Soup Supper following Stations).
– Daily Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.
– Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.
Attend our Sunday evening Bible study. Classes alternate between Saint Patrick’s and Saint Luke’s with the first class at Saint Patrick’s February 18th at 7 p.m. Bring yourself, your Bible and any friends who would like to join you. Or attend one of our other study groups – after Mass on Tuesday mornings at Saint Luke’s or after Mass on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at Saint Patrick’s. If you can’t attend one of these, read a chapter of the Bible each day or a few pages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
EVANGELIZATION AND OUTREACH
The next meeting is on the 24th of February at 6:00 p.m at St Patrick’s and then on Tuesday February 27th at 6:00 p.m. at St Luke’s. If you have any questions, please call Deacon Steve, 1-612-390-1369.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION (Symbolon)
The next meeting is on the 10th of February from 9:00 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick’s in Hinckley. Don’t forget your workbooks. There are more workbooks for those that did not get one. Coffee and donuts/rolls will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Steve, 612-390-1369.
DIOCESAN WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
The annual Diocesan Women of Faith Conference will be held February 24th at Marshall School in Duluth. This year’s theme is “Beyond Me.” Headline speakers include Teresa Tomeo, an international speaker who has spent her professional life as a journalist in both secular and Catholic-based media who currently hosts a daily radio talk show called Catholic Connection, and Father Jim Sichko, a full-time evangelist and preacher who travels the country with storytelling, humor and music to inspire audiences with the Gospel.
DIRECTIONS FOR RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION
Catholics believe that when we receive Holy Communion, we are receiving the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of this, we must make sure that we are always properly prepared before coming forward. Following the ancient practice of the Church, those who are to receive Holy Communion must fulfill three requirements: They must be baptized, they must believe what the Catholic Church teaches, and they must be free of serious sin. During the distribution of Holy Communion, those practicing Catholics who meet the above requirements may come forward. Catholics not prepared to receive Holy Communion may either be seated, or they may come forward for a blessing. Visitors from other Christian faiths and those who have not been baptized or who belong to non-Christian religions may either be seated during the distribution of Holy Communion, or they may come forward for a blessing. To receive a blessing, come forward with your arms crossed over your chest.