ASH WEDNESDAY 2015

Remember man, you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
Lent begins officially on Ash Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.
Ashes will be distributed during all the Masses on Ash Wednesday. 8:30A.M. – 12:15 P.M. – 7:00P.M.
Lenten Daily Mass:
(Except Ash Wednesday) 8:30A.M. & 5:30P.M.

LENTEN OBSERVANCE
Fasting: Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting (one full meal, two small meals, no eating between meals). Those between 18-59 are obliged to fast. Good Friday is also a day of fast. Those who are sick are exempt.
Abstinence: Ash Wednesday, 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!

Joys of Discipleship – Lenten Retreat

February 27- March 1, 2015. Fr. Michael Nixon and Msgr.
Slade Crawford, presenters. This weekend retreat will
deepen your love for our Lord as we journey with Him into
the desert and up the mountain so we may be transformed.
Cost is $100 for lodging and meals, $50 for meals only. To
register, email dasha@neumanncenter.org, or call 224-2971.

Knights of Columbus Men’s Social

The Knights of Columbus Fr. Hugon Council 3521 cordially invites all
men, age 18 and over, to our Council Social which will be held
Thursday, February 26th in the Parish Center (Hall), starting at 7:00
P.M. Fr. Tim will lead us in discussion of the book “Rediscover
Catholicism” by Matthew Kelly, with refreshments and social to
follow. Copies of “Rediscover Catholicism” may be picked up at the
rectory office.

Low Country Boil

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Low
Country Boil dinner on Saturday, February 28th, from
6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Parish Center (Hall). Come
join us for an evening of good food and fun. Tickets for
dinner, bingo and a $50 door prize are $10 and will be
available for purchase after Mass.