As a Christ-centered,
Spirit-led faith community,
fed by Word and Sacrament, we
bring the “Good News”
of God’s love into all areas of our lives, that we may lead others to Christ.
Mass Times for Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016:
Remember: Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting for people who are 18 -59. We are called to reduce the amount of food eaten from normal. The Church defines this as one meal a day, and two smaller meals which if added together would not exceed the main meal in quantity. The fast is broken by eating between meals and by drinks which could be considered food (milk shakes, but not milk). Alcoholic beverages do not break the fast; however, they seem contrary to the spirit of doing penance.
Fridays in Lent we are also called to give up meat along with our other penitential practices that we are doing for Lent. Fasting, praying and almsgiving are excellent grace-filled ways for us to examine our lives in light of God's mercy and love for us-in light of the Cross. Please prayerfully consider what God is calling you to do this year and be open to a new way he might have for you to pray, give or fast.
Who is Jesus? What do Christians believe? Is there a God? If he exists, does he care about my life? These and many other questions are worth asking and pondering. We welcome you to come and learn what Christians believe and ask any question you would like. Anything. Have dinner, watch a video presentation and engage in small group discussion to ponder and consider what Christianity is all about. To register, go here. We'd love to meet YOU!
Our new Alpha Course will begin Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 pmi n our Parish Family Center, the lower part of our school at the corner of South Cedar Street and Maple Hill, Lansing.
Dinner. Video, Dicussion. No question too small, no problem too heavy. Just come.
Our Alpha courses have been incredibly fruitful and faith building. Many people have talked about how they made new friends, got to talk about things freely and not be judged, how they came to know Jesus in a deeper way and experience the power and work of the Holy Spirit.
Alpha is the first letter of the Greek Alphabet-it is meant to be only the beginning. A beginning means something follows - so we are meant to continue this journey that mayhave started with Alpha - or may have started before Alpha. Either way, we are meant to walk with each other and help one another get to heaven.
Here are some ideas:
Say hello to the people around you at Mass
Help with Alpha in February 2016!
Following up on Fr John's homily and front page of the bulletin, here is Bishop Robert Barron from Word on Fire talking about the Year of Mercy-and the most important thing we can do in this Year.