Bob Rucker, Volunteer Instructor 2017 - 2018:  Group Calendar

Parish Faith Formation: Confirmation Retreat - March 3rd
Day of Reconciliation - March 8th, 6:30 pm

Readings To Practice:
Youth Mass, Feb. 25th

Second Sunday of Lent

Youth Inspiration & Encouragement: 
Young Jesus Teaches in the Temple

Preparing For: The Sacrament of Confirmation



Day of Reconciliations:
March 8th, 6:30 PM

Why We Celebrate
& Seek Forgiveness

Reconciliation Class 2/17/18

Reconciliation: Saturday Class Handout

Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat
(and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.
Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter
in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday,
is a season of reflection and preparation before
the celebrations of Easter.
By observing the 40 days of Lent,
Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice
and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days.


Video   We Pray: Cleanse me of my sins.


Faith Formation Students: 5 PM Mass Readings

Jesus 40 Days in the Desert



Jesus prepares for His ministry,
and is tempted by
the devil.

First Sunday of LENT
February 18th


"The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in
the desert for forty days,tempted by Satan.
He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.

After John The Baptist had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee
proclaiming the gospel of God: 'This is the time of fulfillment.

The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the Gospel.'"


Transfiguration of Jesus


Jesus reveals his Divinity.

Second Sunday of LENT

February 25th


"Jesus took Peter, James, and John
and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them,
and his clothes became dazzling white,
such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.

Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;
from the cloud came a voice,
"This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."


Jesus and Woman at the Well


Jesus gives 'a spring of water
welling up to eternal life.'

Third Sunday of LENT
March 4th


"Many of the Samaritans of that town began to believe in him
because of the word of the woman who testified,
"He told me everything I have done." When the Samaritans
came to him, they invited him to stay with them;
and he stayed there two days.
Many more began to believe in him because of his word,
and they said to the woman,
"We no longer believe because of your word;
for we have heard for ourselves,
and we know that this is truly the savior of the world."



Jesus heals man born blind.


Jesus opens our eyes
to see The Good News.

Fourth Sunday of LENT
March 11th


"As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth.
His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his
parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered,
"Neither he nor his parents sinned;
it is so that the works of God might be made visible
through him.
... Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this
and said to him, "Surely we are not also blind, are we?"
Jesus said to them,
"If you were born blind, you would have no sin;
but now you are saying, 'We see,' so your sin remains."


Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.


Jesus weeps for his friend,
and demonstrates
powerful compassion.



Fifth Sunday of LENT
March 18th


"Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus...
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here,
my brother would not have died.
But even now I know that whatever you ask of God,
God will give you." Jesus said to her,
"Your brother will rise." Martha said to him,
"I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day."
Jesus told her,
"I am the resurrection and the life;
whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die."


Jesus' triumphant entry in
Jerusalem ends with His
painful death on the cross.


Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

March 25th
Holy Thursday: The Eucharist
March 29th
Good Friday: Jesus Passion and Death
March 30th
Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil
March 31st


The Song of Holy Week

A time for prayer and thoughtful reflection on what Jesus did for all mankind.


The Greatest Gift from God

He Is Risen!
Easter Sunday: Mass Readings


Video Study - Jesus Teachings:

The Parables of Jesus

The Lost Sheep
The Prodigal Son
The Good Samaritan



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