This Week & Next Week Events
3/26—Penance Service @ 7:00 to 9:00 PM
3/29—Stations of the Cross @ 7:00 PM
4/05—Stations of the Cross @ 7:00 PM
4/06 – Retreat @ 8:30 am to 2:30 PM
Daily On-line Prayers for Lent
As we begin Lent we look for ways to strengthen our relationship with God. Part of that is daily prayer. The USCCB has prepared a prayer, reflection and suggested activity for every day of Lent. There is a link to this on our parish website https://stjohncarrollton.org. Simply get on our web page, go to the right side and click on the “Links” tab. At the bottom is Lent 2019 March 6 – April 21. Click on that and you’re in.
While you’re on the web page click on the “News” tab then on the “Weekly Scripture” tab. There you will find a short discussion of the scripture reading for the week. This will help you get more out of the readings at Mass.
Lenten Daily Reflections Booklets
This years Lenten Reflections booklet in English and also booklets in Spanish is available in the vestibule by the display case. Please take one.
Fish Fry Time Changed
Please note that the Fish Fry on Friday, April 12 has changed to 4:30 to 7:00 PM.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training
Anyone interested in becoming a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion must attend a diocesan education session as well as a parish session, and must be first nominated by Fr. Thomas. The next diocesan education session will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at St. Paul Parish in Florence from 7-9 PM. Registration must be completed before March 28, 2019 so please see Fr. Thomas to be nominated as soon as possible.
This weekend, every Parish in our Diocese is celebrating Commitment Weekend for our 2019 Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal. We, as Disciples of Christ are moved by the Spirit to make a united effort to glorify the Lord by serving the least in the Diocese of Covington through the DPAA. Help us as a caring community of faith to follow Christ’s instruction to assist the needy. The ministries supported by gifts to the Appeal have tirelessly ministered to thousands and thousands of our sisters and brothers – sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, counseling families and individuals in crisis, educating our children, caring for our retired priests and finding a family for a child through adoption and foster care programs. Please turn in your DPAA donation envelopes as soon as possible. Your generous gifts given in His name will give glory to our Heavenly Father. Each ministry is critical for the people we serve.
For the month of March the Food Pantry needs canned fruit. Please be generous.
Please make sure you read your March bulletin to keep your Virtus status current. Thank you to all who work to create a safe environment in our Parish.
Lent is a time for conversion, a turning toward God and away from anything that separates us from him. Today we hear the story of Moses turning toward a burning bush and finding the living and saving God. In the second reading and the Gospel, there is a call to repentance.