Ash Wednesday Mass and Ash Distribution will be at 6:45 am (WL), Noon (WL & OM), 6pm (WL), and 7:30 (WL en espanol & OM)

During Lent, on Monday through Fridays, a daily mass will be available at 6pm at WL

Stations of the Cross will be available each Lenten Friday following the Noon Mass and at 7pm (WL)

St. John will have a weekly Women’s Faith-Sharing Group that will meet on Wednesdays starting next week at 10am or 7pm.  Sign up this weekend after Masses.

All faith community members are invited to join in our annual participation of Operation Rice Bowl. The donation boxes will be distributed throughout Lent.  Learn more here. 

Our Music Ministry will be touring with Lenten Sing-A-Longs Saturday, March 9, 2:30 at Harmony Hall Assisted Living; Saturday, March 30 at Sunrise Assisted Living, and Thursday, April 11, 11am at Ruth Keeton House.  You are invited to join.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available Saturday, OM Chapel, 3:00 – 4:00pm and WL Chapel, 4:00-5:00pm.  There will be Community Reconciliation Services at OLPH April 1 7:00pm, WL April 2 7:00pm and April 9 at 7:00pm

RESOURCES AND MORE:

As you are preparing for Lent, consider checking out some of these free resources suggested by the social justice committee. You’ll be glad you did!

http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html This resource has daily reflections, a link to the USCCB readings of the day and resources, and all kinds of ways to help you in your Lenten journey.

https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-lent-ever  Video reflections and suggestions on how you can have “the best Lent ever”.

https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer  Don’t have a lot of time? Check out these 3-minute computer breaks to lead you to prayer and action.

https://ignatiansolidarity.net/lent-2019/  You can sign up for a daily reflection that will be sent directly to your inbox.

https://www.lentmadness.org/   Find out about saints and holy men and women in a lighthearted program that is set up like basketball brackets. It is a lot of fun and you will be surprised at some of the unexpected things you discover about others in their quest for holiness..

https://www.embraceme.org/embrace-resources-lent-2019  Want to know more about the middle east and their spirituality? This is a new resource you might enjoy exploring with prayers, reflections, suggested actions, and even recipes!

https://cac.org/sign-up Daily reflections from Fr. Richard Rohr

The Interfaith Library has books of daily reflections for Lent as well as longer Lenten reads. Visit the library Sunday mornings from 9 to 12:30 to browse these resources and check them out


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