Weekly Announcements for the week of March 5th to 11th, 2014
The First Sunday of Lent
A Lenten Message from Pope Francis
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As Lent draws near, I would like to offer some helpful thoughts on our path of conversion as individuals and as a community. These insights are inspired by the words of Saint Paul: 'For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich'. The Apostle was writing to the Christians of Corinth to encourage them to be generous in helping the faithful in Jerusalem who were in need. What do these words of Saint Paul mean for us Christians today? What does this invitation to poverty, a life of evangelical poverty, mean to us today?
Read the rest of Pope Francis's message to the faithful, and spend some time preparing yourself for the Lenten season with this powerful reflection Pope Francis writes for all Christians.
A Daily Reflection to Deepen Your Lent
If you would like to receive a daily email of the Lenten Reflection, you can sign up here. It's a great way to pray and to share in others' faith in the community!
Meet Your RCIA Candidates and Catechumens!
Every week, from now until Easter, we will have a new video for you so you can get to know those who are preparing to join the Catholic Church this Easter! Watch the video, say hello to the person the next time you see him or her and keep them in prayer.
Catechumens: Anahita Hojat-Urban, Edward Gould, Mary Ezzelgot .
Candidates for Full Communion in the church: Amanda Mejia, Amy Snyder , Bill Hanks, John Morelli , Mara Nelson, Nancy Rife, Tyler Fink.
Confirmation: Lynette Newcomb, Elizabeth Hahn, Chris Clayton .
(Each person on the list above will be linked to their youtube video, and in the event of joint-appearance videos, the same video will be linked to for both or all persons respectively.)
Our annual Confession Marathon will be on Wednesday, March 19. We will have priests available for confession from 2pm-midnight. Students will be given priority if there is a wait.
Come to the Table of Plenty
Faith can be a confusing road to navigate, don't handle it alone and grab a free dinner while you're are at it! Table of Plenty is chance for students and community members to come together once a month with food, and dialogue. Topics vary from each month. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org today to save a spot.
Topics and Dates
Who is Mary?: March 26, 7pm
Direction of the Church: April 10, 7pm
Javier Mendoza Concert and Benefit
Featuring Javier Mendoza in the Benefit concert "Pan Y Amor" at The Sheldon Concert Hall on March 13 will bring hope to the poorest of the poor children in Bolivia, Colombia, Kenya and Uganda. Tickets available at MetroTix or the Archdiocese of St Louis at 314-792-7655. General Admission is $25 and doors open at 6:30pm.
Spring Break Schedule
There will be 11am and 9pm Mass on Sunday, March 9 and Sunday, March 16. There will be no weekday Mass and Soup on March 7, 11 or 14.