February 11, 2021
TURN AWAY FROM SIN, AND BE FAITHFUL TO THE GOSPEL!
As we enter the Forty Days of LENT, the crosses we have been carrying this past year, both individually and collectively, can make this Lent a particularly powerful time of conversion and new direction.
Jesus’ journey to the Cross is our journey, and he walks every step of the way with us!
As we find new ways of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, let us be ever aware of our dear friend Jesus urging us on to deeper trust that the Way ALWAYS leads to new and more meaningful life. Our staff is working hard to put together some ways to follow the Way even better! May all of us grow in the Way of Jesus as we find new and abundant ways to ENCOUNTER JESUS BY ENCOUNTERING EACH OTHER AND THE POOR!
A BLESSED LENT!
Video Mass for Sunday, February 14th. Here is the recorded Mass for this upcoming Sunday (6th Sunday in Ordinary Time). We provide a worship aid to help you better enter into the prayer of the Mass. Please know that we will continue these recorded Masses indefinitely. We are so grateful to DV Productions, our Liturgists Mary Robertson and Meggie Moyer, and our cantor Amy Sobczak for their efforts in making our prayer as beautiful as possible.
In Person Mass. Please be sure to register online to attend an in person Mass. Our Mass schedule and registration links can be found on the Reopening and Mass Times pages of the parish website. The links to those pages are included every week at the bottom of this newsletter.
Ash Wednesday Masses. The Ash Wednesday Mass schedule can be found in the bulletin and on the Mass Times page of the parish website. Registration is required and closes February 16 at noon. Click the following link to go right to the registration site: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5041594.
Lent Book Study. This Lent, our Family of Four Parishes will be hosting two online book studies as we explore our theme, “Possibility of Encounter.” Chad Griesel will be leading a group on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm and Laura Hancock will lead a group on Wednesday afternoons at noon. Both groups will be on Zoom and both will be reading and discussing Dr. Marcus Mescher’s book, The Ethics of Encounter: Christian Neighbor Love as a Practice of Solidarity. To sign up or to learn more contact Chad (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laura (email@example.com).
Lent Webpage. Our Lent webpage is now live! Check it out for details on this year’s theme, almsgiving project, an at-home Ash Wednesday prayer service, and more. New information and updates will be posted throughout Lent. You can find it at www.oldsaintmary.org/lent-2021.
Bulletin. Our bulletin recently relaunched with a new format! We now have one bulletin for the Family of Four Parishes. Please be sure to read it to get this week’s updates! Click here to view the bulletin or click the picture below.
Parish Financial Support. We continue to be humbled by your financial support of the parish during these tender and tenuous times. Thank you so much, it has been amazing to witness the generosity of so many! Please mail in your envelopes and contributions to our parish office (Old St. Mary Parish, 835 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202), and our parish staff will process these.
Please do not hesitate to contact me (Cell: 414-762-7986; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fr. John (Cell: 414-305-3824; email@example.com) if you need anything! Be assured of our love and prayers.
Sincerely, with love,