Lent 2021

February
17 Ash WednesdayMass at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. – Ashes available in church all day
Stations of the Cross Fridays, during Lent, are special as we commemorate the Passion and Death of the Lord. The Stations of the Cross will be prayed on Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
19 Stations of the Cross—7:00 p.m. in the church
20 Quilting & Craft Group 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Solanus Hall
26 Stations of the Cross—7:00 p.m. in the church

March
5 March Stations of the Cross—7:00 p.m. in the church—led by Religious Education
6 Quilting & Craft Group –10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Solanus Hall
12 Stations of the Cross—7:00 p.m. in the church—led by Youth Ministry
19 Stations of the Cross—7:00 p.m. in the church—led by Worship Commission
20 Quilting & Craft Group—10:00 a.m.—2:00p.m. in Solanus Hall
22 Morning Prayer—9:00 a.m. in the church
26 Stations of the Cross—7 p.m. in the church—led by the Knights of Columbus
28 Palm Sunday—Palms available in the church

APRIL
1 Holy Thursday-7:00p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 10:00 p.m.
2 Good Friday-Stations at noon—Liturgy of the Hours at 1:00p.m followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00
3 Easter Vigil—Easter Food Blessing at 11:00 a.m. with Egg Hunt to follow—Easter Vigil Mass at 7:00 p.m.
4 Easter Sunday-Mass at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.  

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP This ministry is for kids 6th—8th grade. We meet on Tuesdays from 6:30—8:00 p.m. in Hardy Hall.
We follow all CDC and AOD safety guidelines.
Dates for meetings:
February 23rd & March 23rd
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP This ministry for kids 9th-12th grade
We meet on Wednesdays from 7-9:00 p.m. in Hardy Hall.
Dates for meetings:
February 24th
March 3rd
March 10th
March 17th
March 24th
Upcoming events:
Rockin’ & Rakin’ – April 17th
Mission Trip  

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Lent is a season of conversion, a time to change our hearts, to return to the Lord with our whole being. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a wonderful way to encounter Jesus during Lent. Every Saturday, this Sacrament is celebrated at 4:30 p.m. You can also call the office if you would like to schedule an appointment with Fr. Gerry. 248-627-3965 ext. 100   Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Every Thursday, adoration times will be from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. You are welcome to come at anytime. There must always be someone in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament while it is exposed. Lenten Regulations of Fasting and Abstinence Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of total fast and abstinence from meat. The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The laws of fasting (eating less) bind those from the ages of 18 through 59.   Lenten Alms Giving This year we will have canisters for you to collect your spare change. One-half of the monies collected will go to the Irish Pallottine Missions in Africa and the other half will benefit our St. Anne Care & Share Fund. Your participation and generosity are very much appreciated.

Blood Drive
Good Friday, April 2nd 10:00 – 4:00

Breakfast for the Homeless
This year we will be providing Breakfast bags for a week for the Homeless. We will be “partnering” with our “Family of Parishes” member, St. Daniel. We will be providing 400 breakfast bags, 200 from St. Daniel, 200 from St. Anne. These are the needed items: Nutri grain bars, juice boxes, pre-wrapped mini-muffins. Please place your items in the blue bin next to the OCEF basket. Monetary donations are appreciated also. Thank you for your ongoing generosity! 
 
AOD Dispensation Note
General Dispensation from attending Mass has been extended until March 13th. We hope to welcome you all back beginning the weekend of March 13/14. You are accorded a relief from your obligation to attend Mass if you are: 65 or older, pregnant, you care for the sick, you are ill, or think you may be asymptomatic.
If you can shop in a store or eat at a restaurant, you can attend Mass. We look forward to seeing you all very soon. 

Morning Prayer
also called “Lauds
March 22nd, 9:00 a.m.
In a morning offering, we offer up to God our prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of the day for His glory. “Open my lips Lord, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”
   
Palm Sunday – March 28
Receiving palms – there will be no procession this year
Holy Thursday – April 1
7:00 p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by
Eucharistic Adoration until 10:00 p.m.
Good Friday – April 2
12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
1:00 p.m. Liturgy of Good Friday
3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet
Holy Saturday – April 3
11:00 a.m. Blessing of Easter Food, followed by children’s Easter Egg Hunt
7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass with Rite of Reception
Easter Sunday – April 4
Masses at 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.