Friday, February 13, 2009

Ways to Grow in Holiness in Lent--Piqua Edition

One of the things I'm working on today is a flyer we'll mail out to all parishioners next week, and which will also appear in the bulletin next weekend. We've done this a couple of years; it gives all the ways (I can think of) in our parishes, or in the area, to grow in holiness during Lent. (Actually, I can think of more, but the flyer is full, and we have to go to press Monday!)

I can't seem to import the document into this web page, so this will be somewhat a jumble--not as nicely laid out as it is on the actual flyer; sorry about that. But this not only gives you an idea of what's going on, it also serves as your invitation to take part.

Grow in Holiness this Lent

Dear Parishioner:
During Lent, St. Mary and St. Boniface Parishes want to help you in every way to turn to the Lord for mercy and strength, and to grow in faith as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter
—Father Martin Fox

Ash Wednesday: Confession, Ashes & Mass:

Mass 6:15 am St. Clare Chapel
Mass w/school 9:15 am St. Mary
Mass 12:10 pm St. Boniface
Confessions 5-6:30 pm St. Boniface
Mass 7 pm St. Boniface

Regular Confession Times:
Tuesday: 7-8:30 pm St. Mary
Wednesday: 5-5:45 pm St. Clare Chapel
Saturday: 9-10 am St. Boniface
3:30-4:30 pm St. Mary
4-4:30 pm St. Teresa, Covington
Also by appointment—always welcome!

Weekday Communion Service:

St. Clare Chapel 6:30 am Mon-Sat
(but not on Thu/Fri/Sat of Holy Week)

Sunday & Daily Masses:
Saturday: 4 pm St. Boniface 5 pm St. Mary
Sunday: 7 am St. Boniface 9 am St. Mary
10:30 am St. Boniface Noon St. Mary
Monday: 8 am St. Mary
Tuesday: 8:45 am St. Boniface (chapel if no school)
Wednesday: 8 am St. Mary 6 pm St. Clare
Thursday: 8 am St. Clare
Friday: 8:45 am St. Mary
Saturday morning: 8 am St. Mary

Stations of the Cross

Thu—7:30 pm—St. Mary

Fri—6 pm—St. Boniface

Bible Study:

‘Acts of the Apostles’ with Fr. Martin every Wed. 7 pm (except Holy Week)

St. Boniface Meeting Room

in the Caserta Center

Morning Prayer

Daily—7:45 am—St. Clare


30 mins before weekend Masses & after daily Mass

More suggestions for ways to Make Lent more meaningful:

> Fast from some food, from TV or entertainment, or downer conversations.
> Give something away; or give yourself to someone in service.
> Visit Jesus in the Eucharist at the St. Clare 24-hour Adoration Chapel at St. Boniface.
> Visit Jesus in parishioners who are shut-in or in nursing homes.
> Serve Jesus in the poor at Bethany Center: contact Wilma Earls, 615-9762.
> Volunteer at a Fish Fry at St. Mary Church: contact parish office, 773-1327.
> Volunteer at Bingo at St. Boniface: contact Linda Vogann, 773-1656.
> Help with funeral dinners: contact parish offices.

Communal Penance Services w/confessions; followed by regular confession times:

Immaculate Conception (Botkins) Mon March 16 7 pm; Sat 4-5 pm
St. Patrick (Troy) Mon March 16 7 pm; Sat 4-4:30 pm
Holy Angels (Sidney) Mon March 23 7 pm; Sat 4-5 pm
Sacred Heart (McCartyville) Mon March 23 7 pm; Thu 6-6:45 pm; Sat. 4-4:30 pm
St. Boniface (St. Mary & St. Teresa) Tue March 24 7 pm
St. Remy (Russia) none; Thu 3-3:30 pm; 7:30-8:30 pm; Sat 9:15-10 am; 3:30-4:30 pm
Holy Redeemer (New Bremen) Mon March 30 7 pm; Thu 6:30-6:45 pm; Sat 4-4:30 pm
Transfiguration (West Milton) Tue March 31 7 pm; Thu 6:15-6:45 pm; Sat 3:45-4:30pm
St. Augustine (Minster) Tue March 31; 7:30 pm Sat 4-4:30 pm
St. Christopher (Vandalia) Tue March 31; 7 pm Sat 4:15-4:45 pm
St. John the Baptist (Tipp City) Tue March 31; 7 pm Sat 4-4:30 pm
SS.Peter and Paul (Newport) Wed April 1; 7:30 pm Tue 5-5:30 pm
St. Michael (Ft. Loramie) Thu April 2; 7:30 pm Sat 4-4:30 pm

Sunday Scripture Reflections:
St. B: 10 am—meet in breezeway to parish offices.
St. M: 8:30 am—in Meeting Room 1
Reflect on Sunday’s 2nd Reading.

Learn our Catholic Faith (RCIA) Monday:
Feb. 23: The meaning of Lent
Mar. 2: Reflection on being chosen for Christ
Mar. 9: Sacrament of Penance (SB)
Mar. 16: The Nicene Creed
Mar. 23: God’s Saving Grace
Apr. 6: Understanding the Triduum

Special Lenten Speaker: Michael O’Roark
  • Dynamic message of hope from the Apostolate for Family Consecration.
  • For all ages
  • How to grow in Christ and stay close to Him.
  • Practical—family oriented.
  • Time for Adoration of the Eucharist and Confessions and Prayer
  • Materials to help you will be available.

Sunday, March 22, 2008 2-4 pm St. Mary

Schedule for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday: 9 & 10:30 am Masses include procession with palms both churches
‘Spy Wednesday’: Confessions 5-6:30 pm St. Boniface
Mass 7 pm St. Boniface
Holy Thursday: Mass 7 pm St. Boniface
Good Friday: 9 am Morning Prayer St. Mary
10-11:30 am Confessions St. Mary
Noon Stations of the Cross St. Mary
1 pm ‘Seven Last Words’—Rev. Dale Ritts St. Mary
2 pm Solemn Liturgy St. Mary
3 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet St. Mary
5-6:30 pm Confessions St. Boniface
7 pm Liturgy of the Passion St. Boniface
Holy Saturday: 9-10 am Confessions St. Boniface
10 am Morning Prayer with those entering Church St. Mary
3:30-5 pm Confessions St. Mary
5-9pm Church open for prayer St. Mary
9 pm Great Vigil of Easter begins with Bonfire St. Mary
Easter Sunday: Masses according to regular Sunday Schedule—see other side.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Father Fox,


An invitation from Dad with specific, common sense, actionable items that provides the details (no investigation needed for the times, locations, etc.) that I can stick on my fridge or board in the kitchen at home.

I already know you'll be preaching on it and putting reminders in the bulletin - because you already do that through the rest of the year.

Thanks for being a good dad and for sharing 'the list'.