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Abstinence: Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obligation of abstinence. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
Fast: Catholics over 18 years of age and up to their sixtieth year are bound by the obligation of fasting on Ash Wed and Good Friday. On these days only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs but together they should not equal another meal. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids including milk and fruit juices are allowed.
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**** FLU SEASON PRECAUTIONS ****
distribution of the Precious Blood is suspended, with
the exception of those who must receive from the Cup for medical reasons.
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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
Every year when Lent rolls around, we find ourselves filled with good intentions. We get psyched about prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Someone who is not a Christian may well think that Lent is when Christians go around for 40 days beating themselves up over what they have done wrong. If that is true in your life or mine, we are missing the point of Lent. God knows we all lead hectic, busy lives and every year God sends us Lent which is a challenging reminder to get back on track. Lent reminds us that fasting, prayer and almsgiving are supposed to be part of our lives all year long, not just for 40 days. Every day you and I should be talking to God in prayer. Every day we should say to God “I love you, thank you for saving me, help me to grow in holiness.” Every day we should be a person of compassion and forgiveness.
Jesus reminds us of that truth today when he says to us “repent - believe in the Gospel.” The Lenten question for you and me is: “What gets in our way? What stops us from turning to God with open hearts?”
I can’t answer that question for you. I can only answer it for myself and in doing so I thought about Pope Francis saying that for many of us self absorption is a problem. I know for me that can be true. Some times it is all about me - what I want, what I need, my need to be in control, my moments when I let my worries about the past or the future fill my mind and leave no room for God. Maybe for many of us that is what we should work on this Lent….living in the present with God. ..learning to put God first …learning to trust that God walks with us.
Someone wisely put it this way. God says: “My name is I AM. When you live in the past with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I WAS. When you live in the future with its problems and fears, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I WILL BE. When you live in the moment, it is not hard. I am here. My name is I AM.
May you and I work hard this Lent to move from being absorbed with ourselves and our worries and fears and the need to control and thus turn back to God with open hearts.
God bless you. Father Tom
God bless you and thank you. Father Tom
Soup and Prayer: Thursday, February 22nd 6:30 pm The Men’s Group invites all parishioners to gather together for a brief prayer service followed by a light meal of homemade soup and bread and fellowship. What a beautiful way to fast during this most spiritual time of Lent. For information, please call Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097.
The Light Is On
Lenten Prayer Service: During Lent, a morning Lenten Prayer Service will take place at 6:30 am in the church from February 15th thru March 30th. All are welcome to join us. Call Ed Casassa at 781-545-0881 for more information.
Operation Rice Bowl: Operation Rice Bowl is a Lenten project that helps those in need throughout the world. Rice bowls are available at the doors of the church. Please take one home with you and the poor in the world. Thank you.
During Lent we will collect food and related items for the Marshfield
Food Pantry. You are asked to bring the following items to church on:
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- It’s that time of year again !!!!
Thank you for your cooperation.
VOCATIONS : We pray for those who are making a permanent commitment through vows in marriage, holy orders and the religious life.
REFLECTION: Reflect on: “Your ways O Lord, make known to me, teach me your paths.”
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OTHER LOCAL EVENTS
IMPORTANT PARISH NOTICES
CCD & PARKING LOT REMINDER!!
Please exercise extreme caution in our church parking lot while dropping off and picking up children from classes. Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using cell phones. Children move quickly and your full attention is needed.
REMINDER: The Marshfield Fire Department has requested that our parishioners refrain from parking in front of the church as it prevents their access in times of emergency.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, LECTORS, ALTAR SERVERS
CCD CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
All children in Grades 1 through 3 must have a parent or another adult accompany them to and from class each week. Parents must sign children out before they are released from their class.