Mrs. Ronnie Harkins ………………………..Receptionist….............ext. #10….………..rharkins@ stanselmparish.com
Baptisms are every Sunday at 1:00 PM. Parents are asked to call the Parish Center and speak with the Priest or Deacon who is on call and who will assist them in registering their child for Baptism. The Church assists the parents by offering instruction on the meaning, importance, and responsibilities of the sacrament of Baptism. A Pre-Jordan Baptismal Program for helping parents prepare for the spiritual birth of their child is held on the fourth Sunday of the month in the Spirituality Center following the Noon Mass. WEDDINGS
Couples planning to marry are asked to contact a Parish priest to make arrangements for a wedding.
+ THE HOLY SEASON LENT 2015 + CREATE YOUR OWN LENTEN PROGRAM
Prayer + Fasting + Almsgiving (Works of Charity) Traditionally, a good Lenten program consists of doing some form of prayer, fasting, almsgiving (work of charity) on each and every day of Lent. Before deciding on what prayer, fasting, and almsgiving you will do, spend some quiet time in prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to help you identify where you need new life (Easter) to flower, spring within you this year. Take a close look at your life and ask the Holy Spirit to help you see what is weak, defective, and sinful in you. Aware of this, choose some form of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (work of charity) to do each day of Lent. Your Lenten program will be the means through which God will be at work healing, forgiving, restoring, and making right whatever has become weak, defective or sinful in you. Through your Lenten discipline of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (work of charity) God’s grace will enable new love, faith and goodness to come to life in you. WOODCHIPS
To remind you to be faithful to your Lenten program of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, use a woodchip. Woodchips are available on the tables with the bulletins. Keep the woodchip in your pocket or someplace where you can see it every day. On the Wednesday of Holy Week, there will be an evening prayer service during which the woodchips will be nailed to the cross.
Being made of wood, the woodchips remind us of the wooden cross of Christ. The cross was heavy and difficult for Jesus to carry but he willingly did so in order that forgiveness of sin and new life would be possible. Our Lenten program of prayer, fasting and almsgiving for forty days of Lent may be hard and difficult but believe that, in it, Jesus will be at work causing Easter and new life to happen within you.