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Lent: Renewed In Love

Lenten Penance Services
Raleigh Deanery

Through March 27  Greener Lent

There are three approaches to the Lenten traditions of prayer, fasting and alms giving. Greener Lent focuses on love for the poor who are suffering most from the climate crisis. As Pope Francis said in Laudato Si limiting the use of plastic is just the beginning. https://greenerlent.org/
There are 2 calendars you can follow during lent, one is for adults and one is for children. 

March 2 – 1st Scrutiny

5:30pm in the Church. On the third, fourth, and fifth weeks of Lent, the newly named “Elect” (those to be baptized on the Easter Vigil) will participate in three successive rites called “the Scrutinies.” These rites, with roots dating back to the early Church each thematically linked to the Gospel reading for that Mass and also offer an opportunity for the parish community to pray for our Elect.

March 3 – Service Sunday

Growing (Herbs) as Sisters and Brothers is the second of three Service Sundays in our Lenten Justice and Peace Series geared towards all ages. In this second event, we invite you to answer the call to Care for God’s Creation by planting herbs to grow and share with your neighbors. Bring your own small container for planting such as a coffee mug or recycled individual yogurt container to plant your herbs inside.  Containers will be provided for those without one. 
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March 3 – Why Faith? Adult and Family Formation

Join us on Sunday, March 3rd at 10:15am in Founders Room. Charlee Halpin will present Baptism Part 3: You Become a Prophet: What Does That Mean Refreshments will be served. NO Registration required.
Contact Kathy Sales, Kathy.Sales@stfrancisraleigh.org.

March 7 – Tiempo de Revivir!

Unete a nosotros esta Cuaresma, los Jueves a partir del 15 de Febrero a las 6:30pm a 8:00pm en el Salón Padua del Community Center (enfrente de la Capilla) a el grupo Tiempo de Revivir, en donde analizaremos los evangelios de los Domingo de una forma dinámica y divertida.  Para cualquier duda o pregunta comunicate con Esperanza al siguiente correo electronico: Esperanza.Neri@StFrancisRaleigh.org Te esperamos!!!

March 8 – Stations of The Cross

7:00pm in the Church led by The Journeymen group. The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, commemorate Jesus’s passion and death on the cross. There are 14 stations that each depict a moment on his journey to Calvary, using sacred art, prayers, music, and reflections. 

March 9 – Women’s Retreat

9:00am Mass in the Chapel
10:00am Retreat begins in Fellowship Hall
Join the Women’s Ministry for a Lenten retreat celebrating our beautiful imperfections as women of God on Saturday, March 9th. The day includes presentations from women in the diocese, personal reflection time, and group interactions. Cost: $30 dollars, includes brunch. Registration closes on 3/4. Contact Rosemary Czejkowski with questions.

March 13 – 2nd Scrutiny

9:00am, TFS Community Mass in the Church. On the third, fourth, and fifth weeks of Lent, the newly named “Elect” (those to be baptized on the Easter Vigil) will participate in three successive rites called “the Scrutinies.” These rites, with roots dating back to the early Church each thematically linked to the Gospel reading for that Mass and also offer an opportunity for the parish community to pray for our Elect. 

March 15 – Stations of The Cross

7:00pm led by the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Ministry. The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, commemorate Jesus’s passion and death on the cross. There are 14 stations that each depict a moment on his journey to Calvary, using sacred art, prayers, music, and reflections.

March 17 – Service Sunday

Feeding our Sisters and Brothers: Rise Against Hunger is the third of three Service Sundays in our Lenten Justice and Peace Series geared towards all ages. In this third event, we invite you to respond to the Church’s proclamation that every human person is sacred and the way we organize society, including our agricultural system, impacts human dignity. Please join us to learn about food insecurity in our area, meet our parish ministries that feed our community, and pack 10,000 meals for vulnerable children around the world to be distributed through Rise Against Hunger’s network of emergency food centers.
 

March 17 – Why Faith? Adult and Family Formation

Join us on Sunday, March 17th at 10:15am in Founders Room. Lauren Berry will present Baptism Part 4: You Become Royalty: What Does That Mean? Refreshments will be served. NO Registration required. Contact Kathy Sales, Kathy.Sales@stfrancisraleigh.org.

 

March 17 – 3rd Scrutiny

11:45am in the Church. On the third, fourth, and fifth weeks of Lent, the newly named “Elect” (those to be baptized on the Easter Vigil) will participate in three successive rites called “the Scrutinies.” These rites, with roots dating back to the early Church each thematically linked to the Gospel reading for that Mass and also offer an opportunity for the parish community to pray for our Elect.

March 22 – Stations of The Cross

7:00pm in the Church, led by the Secular Franciscans. The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, commemorate Jesus’s passion and death on the cross. There are 14 stations that each depict a moment on his journey to Calvary, using sacred art, prayers, music, and reflections. They will be led by the Secular Franciscans.

March 28 – Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper • 7pm

Reposition in Fellowship until midnight

Night Prayer • 11:45pm

March 29 – Good Friday

Morning Prayer • 9am

Passion of the Lord • 3pm

Outside Stations of the Cross • 7pm

March 29 – Stations of The Cross

7:00pm in the Church, led by the Knights of Columbus. The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, commemorate Jesus’s passion and death on the cross. There are 14 stations that each depict a moment on his journey to Calvary, using sacred art, prayers, music, and reflections.  They will be led by the Knights of Columbus.

March 30 – Holy Saturday

Morning Prayer • 9am

Easter Food Blessing • 10:00am

Easter Vigil • 8:00pm

March 31 – Easter Sunday

Church • 7:15am

Church and Fellowship • 9:00am

Church and Fellowship • 11:45am