Mass/Fr. Kalista • 7:30am - 8:30am
Avilas/Chapel • 9:00am - 10:00am
RCIA/JP II R • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Knights of Columbus/ Kit and R 104 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Oktoberfest Meeting/R 201 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
From the Pastor
“‘Patient and Merciful.’ These words often go together in the Old Testament to describe Gods nature.” (MV 6) If there is a virtue with which I often struggle, it is the virtue of patience; however, I have found that the older I get, the more impatient I can become. This reality became clear to me a few months ago. I was going online, and can you imagine it took almost three minutes for the web browser to take me to the site where I needed to go? Second, I was standing in line at the store, and the person in front of me had the audacity to not only pay with cash, but this person decided to use only coins! I mean really this took me another five minutes in the store. Finally, as I was in a hurry I was needing to get to my destination, and the person in front of me was obviously lost and was driving five miles under the speed limit! You can imagine how annoyed I was. Yet, as I read this sentence from our Holy Father’s “Bull of Indication of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy,” I had to remind myself that as God is with me, so I must be with others. This week may we practice the virtues that speak about our God so clearly as always being “patient and merciful.”
Speaking of patience and mercy, I would like to continue my discussion with you all that I began last weekend about the Evening of Reconciliation to be offered at every parish on Wednesday, February 24, from 5:00 pm-8:00pm. My friends, this evening is an opportunity for us to help participate in the most attributed virtues of God. I cannot encourage all of you enough to please invite people to participate in this evening. I am planning on hearing confessions until the last one is heard, and if that means I need to be here past 8:00 pm, then I will be here. I have scheduled nothing for this night except to hear confessions, and I need people to come and celebrate with us all. I am going to include some opportunities that day that our parish is offering to be of prayerful support for our brothers and sisters who will be celebrating the Sacrament of Penance not only at our Church, but throughout the other parishes in the Diocese. I am asking of you all that you please pray for all of us confessors, that all of us will follow the example of the Lord Jesus Christ.
An Evening of Confession Wednesday, February 24, 2016
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
EUCHARISTIC DEVOTIONS 4:30-9:00
CONFESSIONS 5:00-8:00 PM
2 Priests available the entire time 5:00-8:00 Fr. Timothy Kalista 5:00-6:30 Fr. Michael Gurnick 6:30-8:00 Fr. Mark Hollis
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 our parish and all of the parishes in the Diocese will again offer “An Evening of Confession” from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Parishioners are asked to evangelize by inviting family or friends who are away from the Church to join in this special Lenten practice. Priests at all parishes will be present for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As Pope Francis says, “The joy of God is the joy of forgiveness” More information is available at www.welcomecaholics.com.
In addition, Immaculate Conception will celebrate Eucharistic Devotions from 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm.