40 DAYS TO RETURN TO THE LORD
The season of Lent offers us an opportunity to renew ourselves and to prepare ourselves. Our time in the desert gives us a chance to:
Pray: We have two booklets available in the back of church this Lenten season. Take a moment to grab one, read them by yourself or as a family, and prayerfully go through each day of Lent.
Fast: We all know that you are called to give up something for Lent. ANd, usually by the midpoint, everyone knows what you gave up because you talk about it all the time. This season, try giving up something that is not only difficult but personal. Keep it private, and challenge yourself to use those cravings as reminders to turn back to the Lord.
Give: This doesn’t just mean financially, though there are many institutions that would love that as well. Give of your time in service to others. Do simple small things for someone else without them knowing. Take an hour and work at a soup kitchen. Turn off your screens and give of yourself at the dinner table or at night. Something that pulls you out of your comfort zone, but helps you grow closer to God is PERFECT!
During each Friday in Lent, SIJ will host a Lenten supper in the hall from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Please RSVP using the bulletin board in the back of the church or using the links below so that we may get an accurate count.
RSVP for the Lenten Suppers by clicking the date(s) below:
Mime Stations of the Cross
Join us at 3:00 pm on Good Friday as our High School Youth Group continues the Triduum tradition of presenting a moving and powerful mime performance of the Stations of the Cross.