Lenten Video Series Begins Feb. 28
Lent is an important season in the Church’s liturgical year, the time when we take stock of where we are in our faith and prepare for the death and Resurrection of our Savior. Often we lose sight of the point of this season because we get caught up in ourselves—how hard it is to fast, how bad we are at fasting—and we end up just waiting for the season to be over at Easter. Because of this, we sometimes arrive at Easter with our lives no different than they were on Ash Wednesday.
As a parish, we are seeking to prepare for Jesus’ death and Resurrection and experience true transformation in our lives during this powerful season. One way is by participating in a new video series —The Ascension Lenten Companion. This program explores the Gospel readings for each Sunday of this Lent to help us prepare better for Mass and grow closer to Jesus each day. The program includes engaging videos by Fr. Toups and an optional inspirational journal with daily meditations, prayer prompts, space for journaling, original sacred artwork, and weekly videos that keep us on track.
Because we want this Lent to be a journey we take together as a parish, we are holding six (6) weekly gatherings each Tuesday of Lent (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, & April 4) at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall and also offering evening gatherings at 6:30 in the home of Bill & Kim Brayman in Republic. (The evening session begins on Feb 28, but subsequent gathering dates are flexible and will be determined that evening.) Each participant will receive The Ascension Lenten Companion book upon request to use throughout the Lenten season or participants can simply attend these gatherings to view the video and enjoy fellowship and discussion.
This program is an opportunity for us to enter into the season of Lent intentionally and receive the grace God wants to give us during this holy season.
Come take full advantage of this transformative experience!
Simply indicate on the sign-up form in the vestibule which gathering time you are most interested in attending (or both!) and if you would like the optional book reserved for you.