Holy Grounds open again!
February 20, 2022
This Sunday’s Gospel will be Luke Chapter 6, 27 – 38 where He teaches us to love our enemies. Here is an excerpt from that sermon reenacted in the Passion of Christ.
NEWS FROM ST. PAT’S
MINISTRY UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS
These events are listed in chronological order (what’s upcoming first)
Ash Wednesday Schedule
March 2nd, 2022 @ 7:45 AM or March 2nd, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
“All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return.”– Ecclesiastes, 3:20.
Join us for the Mass celebration and reflection of Ash Wednesday. This important holy day in the Catholic Church marks the entering into our Lenten season of fasting and prayer. In a joyful way, we are reminded that our time as pilgrims on Earth is temporary, and we are all longer and awaiting our true home.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting. For more on the spirituality of fasting, see the link below.
“Ash Wednesday is full of joy… The source of all sorrow is the illusion that of ourselves we are anything but dust.” – Thomas Merton
Holy Grounds is Open!
Tuesdays 8 am – 4pm
Holy Grounds is reopening this week! Come visit us on Tuesday 8 am – 4 pm for good coffee and good conversation. (Find us in the parish hall).
Open during Office Hours
With Lent in two weeks, we’re stocking our shelves with resources to help you draw closer to Jesus this season.
Here’s just a few…
Magnificat Lenten Companion 2022Surrender All: a Journal Retreat through the Stations of the Cross by Jen Norton
Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus by Bob Schutz
33 Days to Merciful Love by Father Michael Gaitley
Give Up Worry for Lent: 40 days to finding peace in Christ by Gary Zimak
Resources for youth…
Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens by Katie Prejean McGrady & Tom McGrady
Magnificat Daily Lenten Journey (age 7 and up)
Magnificat Way of the Cross (age 5 and up)
Why do we Fast? – https://beholdvancouver.org/resources/4-reasons-for-fasting
Register Today! Annual Women’s Gathering
April 8 at 7 PM – April 9 at 5:30 PM
Join Heather Khym, Debbie Herbeck, Sarah Kaczmarek and hundreds of Catholic women for a weekend of restoration. It’s an opportunity to come together as one body to recenter our focus on Jesus. He wants to turn our graves into gardens. He is the only One who can.
Registration opens at 9:00 am PST on Saturday, February 19.
Lectio Divina Series for Lent
Thursday Mornings of Lent @ 7 AM Online
The prophet Samuel said, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening”. (1 Sam 3:10) This Lent, let’s ask the Lord to speak to us, and may we grow these 40 days as servants who listen.
Speak, Lord is a 7 week Lenten journey through Lectio Divina, which is Latin for Divine Reading. Each Thursday morning we will start our day together with a focused reading of the upcoming Sunday Gospel (lectio), we will then meditate on this Word from God (meditatio), contemplate what His Word is speaking into our life (contemplatio), and finally pray (oratio).
Materials needed: Internet connection, Bible, pen, highlighter and notebook.
If you are commuting but still would like to join, listen in! You will need cellular data and an AUX cord or Bluetooth connection to your vehicle.
Weekly Mass Intentions & Feast Days
Feb 20 – Father of Sioh Liang (+)
Feb 21- Otta (+)
Feb 22 – Mr. Blair (+)
Feb 23 – Reg & Laura Cichos (INT)
Feb 24 – Cyril Hanlon (INT)
Feb 25 – Patricia Hanlon (+)
Feb 26 – Terri Martin (+)