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Parish Events

Parish Events

St. Matthew Events

Rosary: Wednesdays 10:00am, Little Brick Church

Join us as we pray the rosary for the intention of healing and peace in our world, along with any personal intentions we may have. Each Wednesday morning at 10am, we gather in the Little Brick Church to pray one of the mysteries of the Rosary. Hope to see you there!

 

Stations of the Cross: Wednesdays 10:30am and 7:00pm in the Little Brick Church 

 The Church has encouraged this devotion as a way to become closer to God. The Stations will help you to recommit your heart to God and serving the needs of the poor.

Come and join us as we recall Jesus’ suffering and reflect upon our own lives.   Each week the Stations of the Cross are prayed with a different theme. Click here to learn more. 

 

Fr. Pat Holy Week Reflection,  Tuesday March 23, 7:00pm-8:00pm, main church

Join us on Tuesday March 23 as Fr. Pat walks us through Holy Week.

 

Lenten Journey Small Group Reflection Series:  Tuesdays, Feb. 23, March 2, 16, 30, 6:30pm-7:30pm (Zoom or In Person Options)

Often in our spiritual lives we think we’re asking for too much, but in reality we are asking for too little. God wants to give us more, but we aren’t asking for it. He wants to help us overcome our weaknesses, help us stop falling into the same old patterns — he wants to give us freedom. This Lent, ask God to give it to you so you can arrive at Easter more healed, fulfilled, and transformed than ever before.  

Each participant will receive a Lenten Companion journal, filled with beautiful art and meaningful meditations to accompany him or her throughout the entire Lent season.  Contact Carol Daun to register by February 14.  Please indicate if you would like in person or Zoom option when registering.

The daily reflections and journaling, along with Small Group Faith Sharing on Tuesday evenings, will give you an opportunity to enter into the season of Lent intentionally and arrive at Easter transformed through our journey with Jesus to the cross.

 

 

St. Mary by the Lake Events

Holy Hour with Evening Vespers: Thursdays 9:00am-6:30pm, in church, beginning February 18th

Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

At St. Mary by the Lake for the entirety of Lent, The Church will be open from 9:00am until 6:30pm on Thursdays, beginning February 18th, for individuals to come and spend some quiet time in prayer. Participants are invited to bring some sacred reading or devotional prayer to follow in this time of sacred silence.
Evening Vespers will be observed at 6:00pm to close the Holy Hours each week. 
Please consider setting aside some extra time for the Lord this Lent. Masks and social distancing protocols are required.
 

Stations of the Cross at St. Mary by the Lake Sunday Mornings 9:30am February 21 - March 28

Experience the way of the cross as you never have before. Rather than meditating about Christ’s journey to the cross, pray right along with him.

Jesus, as an observant Jewish man, would have prayed the Psalms throughout the day, and drawn strength and peace from them.

The Way of the Cross: Praying the Psalms with Jesus invites us to step closer to Christ and pray beside him, drawing strength from Scripture during those last moments before the crucifixion.

Each station features:

  • A short reading from Scripture
  • A brief meditation
  • A Psalm to pray with Jesus
Participants are welcome to their own copy of the prayer guide. Free will donations are appreciated