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We, the Roman Catholic Community of Corpus Christi, are called to be the living Body of Christ, expressed in worship, service, and education. Centered on the Holy Eucharist, exposed in our Chapel daily, we strive to live, to love, to evangelize, and to serve as Jesus did.

 

LENT, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Corpus Christi Parish:

Each year, we are given a wonderful opportunity to bring our hearts and lives closer in union with Christ and the message of the Gospel in the Season of Lent. Through the time-honored customs of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, through the opportunities for spiritual growth and education, and through the call to conversion through an increased emphasis on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Lent provides us with forty days to renew our relationship with God, with the Church, and with each other. Let us welcome the presence of the Lord into our hearts, our homes, and our parish. Let us also welcome the Lord’s way, so that we can truly become one with him who invites us to be disciples, co-workers, and ministers of compassion, mercy, forgiveness, and peace to others! Happy Lent!                        

-Father Daryl

Click here for a printable Lenten schedule

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ASH WEDNESDAY – Wednesday, February 18

Lent begins with the tradition of being marked with ashes as a sign of our repentance and mortality. Ashes will be blessed and distributed after the homily at each Mass.   

     MASSES:                     8:00 AM (with School children), 12:00 Noon and 7:00 PM

     CONFESSIONS:          Confessions will be heard after all three Masses.

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MASSES DURING THE SEASON OF LENT:

As part of the call to prayer during this holy Season, attendance at Mass at times other than the Lord’s Day is en­couraged. The following Mass schedule will be followed throughout Lent:

WEEKENDS: (Lord’s Day)         5:00 PM (Saturday – Vigil Mass)

                                           8:00 AM and 10:30 AM (Sunday)

WEEKDAYS:                                 6:30 AM & 8:00 AM (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)

                                           8:00 AM & 5:30 PM (Tuesday & Thursday)

                                           8:00 AM (Saturday)

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS:

One of the more popular and traditional Catholic devotions, especially during the Season of Lent, is the meditation on the Stations of the Cross. This devotion will be prayed each week of Lent as follows:

            Mondays:                     2:15 PM (with School children)

          Fridays:                       7:00 PM (followed by Benediction)

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: (Confession)

Perhaps more than at any other time of year, the Season of Lent calls us to be reconciled with God and one another. We celebrate this call in a most beautiful way in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. During Lent, Confessions will be heard at the following scheduled times:

Ash Wednesday:     following all three Masses – 8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 7:00 PM

Sundays:                 following the 5:00 PM Lenten Vespers Service

Tuesdays:                 5:00 PM

Thursdays:               5:00 PM

Saturdays:               9:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Confessions can also be heard at any other time by appointment or by request. Please do not wait until Holy Week to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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“THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU!” – Thursday, March 5

As part of our diocese’s response to the United States Bishops’ call for a renewed appreciation and celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, all parishes of our diocese will provide the opportunity for Confession from 6:00–8:00 PM on Thursday, March 5. Priests will be available that evening all across the diocese. Father Daryl will be in the Reconciliation Room during that time.

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LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE – Sunday, March 22

Our parish will hold a Lenten Penance Service at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 22. Several area priests will be available for the private, individual reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this service. Take advantage of this opportunity for your Easter Confession. Bring your family!

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LENTEN EVENING PRAYER (VESPERS):

Join us at 5:00 PM each Sunday of Lent for Evening Prayer (Vespers). In addition to praying the “official” prayer of the Church, each week we will also include a Lenten meditation.

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LENTEN SCRIPTURE STUDY:

One aspect of the call to conversion is to open our hearts and minds to the Word of God as the Lord speaks to us in the Sacred Scriptures. Father Daryl will conduct a six-week study on some of the Letters of Saint Paul – from 1:00–2:30 PM on the Sundays of Lent (February 22 and March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the parish meeting center (on the lower parking lot level). Bring your Bible! Bring a friend or two! Everyone is welcome! No registration is necessary! The Letters of Saint Paul are rich with the message of salvation and God’s love for his people – a great Lenten meditation!

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LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS:

Our Altar and Rosary Society invites you to join in a simple Lenten Soup Supper in the Peterson Room at 5:30 PM on Fridays, February 20 and 27, and March 13, 20 and 27, prior to the Stations of the Cross. Come and enjoy Lenten fellowship with other parishioners. A freewill offering will be accepted.

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PARISH LENTEN ORIGINAL JONAH FISH FRY:

Our annual “all-you-can-eat” Original Jonah Fish Fry will be held on Friday, March 6, from 4:00–7:00 PM. Adults: $9.00; Children (6–12): $4.00; under six, free. Carryout dinners also available.

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GUIDELINES FOR FASTING AND ABSTAINING FROM MEAT:

The time-honored tradition of fasting and abstaining from meat is to be maintained during the Season of Lent, according to the following guidelines:

Fasting: All Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast (eat only one full meal; no snacking) on Ash Wednesday (February 18) and Good Friday (April 3). Fasting at other times or by those not obligated to do so is always encouraged.

Abstaining: All Catholics age 14 and older are obligated to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday (February 18) and on all Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday (April 3). Abstinence from meat or from other foods on other days of Lent, on all Fridays of the year, and at other times, or by those not obligated to do so, is always encouraged as a traditional sign of repentance and renewal.

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LENTEN ALMSGIVING / STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE:

During the Season of Lent, there are many “formal” means of almsgiving provided by the Church. All parish families / households are invited to participate in Operation Rice Bowl, the Lenten almsgiving program that benefits Catholic Relief Services. On Ash Wednesday (February 18), we take up the annual collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, on the First Sunday of Lent (February 22), the annual collection for the Black and Indian Missions, and on the Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 15), the annual collection for Catholic Relief Services. Finally, our Community Service Committee will take up the monthly “Soup Pot” collection as you leave church the weekends of February 28–29 and March 28–29. Please be as generous in your Lenten almsgiving as possible.

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R.C.I.A. CELEBRATIONS:

The Season of Lent gives our parish the opportunity to celebrate with those preparing to enter the Church at Easter. The Rite of Welcoming and the Rite of Sending will take place in our parish at the 10:30 AM Mass February 15, prior to the Rite of Recognition by Bishop Rhoades and the Call to Continuing Conversion at 2:00 PM that afternoon at Saint Matthew Cathedral. The Scrutinies and Presentations of the Creed, the Scriptures, and the Lord’s Prayer will take place during the 8:00 AM Mass March 8, the 5:00 PM Mass March 14, and the 10:30 AM Mass March 22.

CELEBRATE LENT THIS YEAR AS YOU HAVE NEVER CELEBRATED IT BEFORE!

 

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Sunday:
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