Lenten Opportunities at St. Mary's

Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 14, Mass with the distribution of ashes will be celebrated at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Prayer Opportunities

Stations of the Cross will be held on the following Fridays, beginning at 7:00 pm: February 16 & 23, March 2, 9, 16, & 23.

Evening Prayer in the Taizé tradition will be held on the following Wednesdays at 7:00 pm: February 28, March 7, 21, & 28. 
(On March 28, Evening Prayer will be followed by Fr. Mike's presentation on the Triduum)

Communal Penance Service with the opportunity for individual Confession: February 21 at 7:00 pm.

Fasting Opportunities

Simple Soup Suppers will be held on the following Wednesdays 6:00 pm: February 21 & 28, March 7, 14, 21, & 28.

Fish Fry will be held on the following Fridays at 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm in the Parish Hall/Gym: February 16, March 2, 16, & 23.

Giving Opportunities

Haiti Water Project: This year, St. Mary's Lenten Outreach will support our Haiti Ministry's effort to bring clean water to the children, individuals and families of Angouman, Haiti. We know that clean drinking water is essential for good health and we plan to install a solar powered pump on the well that will deliver water to the school, the rectory and to the marketplace. Our goal is to raise money which will go towards the purchase of equipment, shipment, installation and future maintenance.  Our water team has made amazing progress this past year, and we feel now is the time to make this dream of fresh potable water in Haiti a reality.  We invite you to take a red envelope from the basket on the What's Mine Is Yours table in the Commons in support of our water project and return your donation to the basket in the Commons or to the Human Concerns office during Lent.  Thank you for your generosity.

If you have any questions about the Haiti Ministry, please contact Rebecca Oxenreider at the parish office 804-740-4044 or the Haiti Committee Chairperson, David Park at dypark@gmail.com

Enrichment Opportunities

Words of Love from Calvary - Thursday evenings and Friday mornings beginning February 8 - click here for more information.

Lenten Reflection Resources are available in the Commons while supplies last.  These free resources are available to aid in personal reflection during the Lenten season.

Best Lent Ever - daily Lenten reflection program offered by Dynamic Catholic.  Click here for more information.