The Truth is in The Cross

In this season of Lent, we invite you to reflect on what the cross means for you. In our world, beaten down by problems, heavy burdens and inequity, believe that your faith is in God – who is powerful and compassionate. Meditate that God has the last word, and align yourself with Jesus, who embraced the cross for you, because He loves you.

Ash Wednesday

February 26 – Masses at 8:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions in the church on Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
March 24 at 6:15 p.m. in the church
April 1 with St. John School at 10:00 a.m. in the church
April 3 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. in the church

Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 2:15 p.m. with school children (no 2:15 p.m. Stations on March 6) and at 7:00 p.m. in the church

Savor the Spirit Tuesdays & Small Group Discussions

Click here to learn more about our Spirituality Series and Group Studies

Pastor’s Lenten Retreat  “Agony in the Garden”

Saturday, February 29 …8:30 am-11:30 am
Our pastor, Fr. Pete Literal, will help us understand Jesus’ suffering for our sake, as well as the power of intercessory prayer.  Retreat begins with the first talk at 8:30 AM Mass. Call the parish office to reserve a seat by Friday, February 28.

The Annual Parish Mission

March 15-16:  “Faithful Disciple – Loving Devotion”
Join us on March 15-16 for a special Parish Mission with David Sanborn, former Protestant Minister, now Catholic, and a youth minister at St. Ignatius, Hickory, as he guides us through God’s call for us and how to live out that call.
Day 1 “Call” – Sunday, March 15: 12:30 PM Lunch in the hall/1:30 PM Mission in the church
Day 2 “Response” – Monday, March 16: 7:00 PM Mission in the church

Invitation Sundays 

On Each Sunday of Lent, let’s  invite family members, friends, and co-workers to join us in Sunday Masses – to walk in the footsteps of Jesus’s love through Holy Eucharist and God’s Word.

Friday Fish Fry by The Knights of Columbus

March 13 and April 3 … 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the church hall

Holy Week

April 5 Palm Sunday Masses
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

April 6 Chrism Mass
7:30 p.m.  at the Cathedral

April 9 Holy Thursday
8:30 a.m.    Morning Prayer (Chapel)
7:00 p.m.    Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8:30 p.m.    Night Watch (Chapel)
10:00 p.m.  Night Prayer (Chapel)

 April 10 Good Friday
8:30 a.m.  Morning Prayer (Chapel)
7:00 p.m.  Liturgy with the Passion of Christ Live Drama

April 11 Holy Saturday
8:30 a.m.  Morning Prayer (Chapel)
1:00 p.m.  Blessing of Easter Food (Chapel)
8:00 p.m.  Easter Vigil

April 12 Easter Sunday Masses
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Listed below are resources to help make this season of Lent more meaningful.

The Best Lent Ever

What if having your best Lent ever included NOT giving up chocolate?  DynamicCatholic.com offers daily emails that will challenge you to live your faith more fully and intentionally. Click HERE to sign up for daily emails.

Lent Made Simple

Lent Made Simple is a journey they breaks Lent down into 7 week long retreats led by one or two speakers per topic book-ended with a focus on beauty. You can sign up and learn more at lentmadesimple.com. Each day you’ll get a 3 minute video from an amazing Catholic speaker.

The week themes are: 

  1. The Person of Jesus
  2. What is the Gospel?
  3. What it looks to be made whole today
  4. 7 Steps in the Journey of Conversion
  5. Prayer
  6. Discovering Who I am Created to Be
  7. Beauty

Lent with the Saints

Connect and pray with the Church’s most beloved saints and holy people—Thomas Merton, Francis, Clare, Damien of Molokai, Teresa of Calcutta, and Gianna Molla, to name a few! Sign up here.

Daily e-Spirations

Sign up to have daily inspirational messages sent straight to your inbox from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Sign up here.

Online sites offer enriching inspiration for today’s Catholics.  Check these out:

+ FRANCISCAN: https://blog.franciscanmedia.org/minute-meditations

+RICHARD ROHR—FRANCISCAN: https://cac.org/category/daily-meditations/

+ CATHOLIC MOTHERS:  https://catholicmom.com/faith/daily-prayer/

+ JESUIT IGNATIAN: https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer