LENT 2015

LENTEN OBSERVANCE
Fasting: Good Friday is a day of fasting (one full meal, two small meals, no eating between meals). Those between 18-59 are obliged to fast. Those who are sick are exempt.
Abstinence: Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. All over 14 are obliged to abstain from meat.
Comment: Taken as a whole, the above regulations bind gravely. This means that a failure to observe a substantial number of penitential days would be considered a serious infraction of the spirit of the penitential season. Catholics of all ages are called to practice voluntary self denial during the Lenten season. Participation in daily Mass is strongly urged. Also recommended is spiritual reading, recitation of the rosary and meditation on its mysteries, and making the Way of the Cross.

RECOMMENDED LENTEN PRACTICES
Lenten Daily Mass
8:30A.M. & 5:30P.M.
Stations of the Cross
Meditation on the suffering and death of Jesus. Every Friday at 7:00P.M.
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Friday following the Stations.
Lenten Lite Meals
Please join us in the Parish Center (Hall) for a light supper after the 5:30P.M. Mass, and before the Stations of the Cross. The cost is minimal : Adults, $3.00; children, $1.00.

Unite yourself with the sacrifice Jesus offered on the cross by attending a weekday Mass at least once each week of Lent. Special note: Daily Mass during Lent will be in the main church.

2015 CATHOLIC SHARING APPEAL

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life; he that
comes to me shall never hunger; and he that belie1•es in me
shall never thirst.” John 6:35

Through the Catholic Sharing Appeal, we lend a helping
band to many people. The Church of Pensacola-Tallahassee
is one of the smallest in the country, yet we proudly take our
place among the rest with our many, many activities
impacting the community.

We ask you to make your pledge today … drop it in the mail
or bring it to the office. The people of our parish have
responded so generously to this appeal in the past; the initial
response indicates a generous response again this year.

I hope that every person with an income will give
something. God blesses every effort of ours. Keep this in
your prayers and do what you can to extend a helping hand.
I thank you for all you do to make our parish family work.

Caring Means Sharing
God Bless Your Generosity!

Catholic Charismatic Conference

March 13-15 at the St. Mary Parish Life Center in Fort
Walton Beach. Theme: You are clothed with power from on
high (Luke 24:49b). Guest Speakers: Bishop Gregory
Parkes, Fr. Scott McCaig, Carol Marquardt, Fr. Nicholas
Schumm, and Fr. Will Ganci. For more information, and to
register, go to www.pt-dccr.org.

The Loving Search for God

By Fr. William Meninger.  This contemplative retreat is
based on the 14th Centeury book, “The Cloud of Unknowing”,
and his own book, “The Loving Search for God”.  The retreat
is February 27 – March 1, 2015 at the Cerveny Conference Center
at Camp Week in Live Oak, FL.  For more information, or to
register, email merungerretreat@aol.com.

Symposium at Good Shepard

You may not need this, but someone you love might. Good Shepherd’s
Mercy & Justice Core Community 2nd Annual Symposium on Human
Rights and Religion “The Church and Domestic Violence,” featuring
conversations with Meg Baldwin, Refuge House, on domestic abuse;
and Michael Popp, retired Leon County school psychologist, on
children, bullying, and the healing offered individuals and families by
your Catholic Church. Saturday, Feb. 21st, 9:00 A.M. Mass, (9:40
A.M. registration) to 12:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Community Center,
4665 Thomasville Road.