1997 Feb 2 – Pres of the Lord (Bulletin Letters)
Special Lenten Parish Programs:
Lenten Prayer Partners
We are going to do our Lenten Prayer Partners program again this year. The way it works is that people are to sign up to be part of the program with the list in the back of any of the three worship centers. The last day to sign up for the program will be Sunday Feb. 9th. If you signed up, within a week after Feb. 9th you’ll be receiving a letter from me telling you who your secret prayer partner is. This is the person you are to be holding up in prayer each day during Lent.
People are encouraged to let their secret prayer partner know that they are being prayer for but they are not to let them know their identity. This contact could be done through the mail or knock on their front door with a small gift or note left behind. Use your imagination!
Secret Prayer Partners are to let the person they were praying for know who they are after Easter.
Lent is a holy time in the Church year, a time renewal and of pray; for ourselves, for others and for the world! Our Lenten Prayer Partner’s program represents the best of what the season of Lent is suppose to be all about. Last year we had 58 people participate in the program. I hope we have a good number of people participate again this year!
Stations of the Cross
We will have the Stations of the Cross every Wednesday during Lent at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Soup Supper. We will ask for a free will offering at each soup supper to help cover the cost of the food, with the proceeds to be given to the poor. Check the bulletin for locations for each Wednesday’s service and soup supper.
Lenten Lectionary Study Group
We are going to have an evening Lenten Lectionary Study Group meet every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Rectory during Lent. Our first session will begin Monday night Feb. 17 and continue every Monday until March 24th. Anyone interested in joining this participating in this study group please sign up on the list provided in the back of each Church. We’ve already got ten people signed up for this program. It should be an exciting group. It’s not too late to sign up!
I have schedule three different times when I will be available to hear private confessions. They are:
March 5th, Wednesday
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Milo;
March 8th, Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Rosemount;
March 22nd, Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Lacona.
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Fr. Frank’s Comings & Goings:
Court Date Postponed
My Jan. 23rd court date was postponed. I am to appear in the Polk County Court House in Des Moines Tuesday Feb. 4, at 1:30 p.m. I will keep you inform as to what takes place.
In Columbia Mo. / Feb. 6th
I will be driving to Columbia Mo. Thursday Feb. 6th to talk at the Columbia Catholic Worker. I will be returning to Lacona the following day. There will be no First Friday Mass Feb. 7th.
At UNI / Feb. 8th
I plan to attend the 100 Anniversary Celebration of St. Stevens Catholic Student Center at UNI in Cedar Falls IA. They will be honoring Fr. Jack Kissling, a former Campus Minister at UNI and retiring priest for the Diocese of Dubuque. Fr. Jack is a dear friends and priest mentor for me. Fr. Mike Amadeo is covering the Feb. 8th Sat. night Mass in Rosemount.
In Dubuque & Cedar Rapids / Feb. 10 & 11
I will be in Dubuque Monday Feb. 10th and Cedar Rapids Tuesday Feb. 11th, escorting Sr. Christine Schenk. Sr. Schenk is in Iowa to help promote the “We Are Church: A Catholic Referendum.” Her Ia. speaking tour is being sponsored by the IA Call To Action.
Sr. Christine Schenk is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph (CSJ) out of Cleveland Oh. She has Master’s degrees in both Midwifery and Theology as well as extensive background in community organizing. She is executive director of FutureChurch and serves as project coordinator for the Call for National Dialogue.
Peace Award Dinner
Fri. Feb. 21, 1997
DHS / WDM
Peace Award Recipient:
Sr. Gwen Hennessey
Peace Award Presenter:
Sr. Mary Dingman
Senator Tom Harkin
Social Hour at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Ticket Donation: $25.00
Sponsored by Catholic Peace Ministry
Tickets can be purchased from Fr. Frank