Happenings as Lent begins...
At Mass this Weekend
* First Sunday of Lent
* Social SUNDAY at the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass -
click here to sign-up and contribute a dish to share - thank you!
* Regular Faith Formation schedule this weekend and next week.
* Mission priests will be presiding this weekend: Fr. Sparks at English Masses and Padre Aguayo at the Spanish Mass. These priests are doing our Lenten Mission talks - see below.
* Pick-up your 'Ashes to Easter' alms box.
Please pray for the ladies on the Welcome Renewal Retreat this weekend:
Father, we ask for your divine presence before, during, and after this WELCOME retreat weekend. Please prepare hearts for your ministry. We ask for healing, worship and salvation. Please remove obstacles and distractions that may prevent women from receiving you. Open up each to the life-changing truths of your Word and Sacraments, and give to each lady a renewed understanding of your love for them. May the movement of the Holy Spirit be known in the thoughts, words and actions of all those preparing for this retreat weekend. Amen.
Pictures from Gala!
Thank you to all that attended this very FUN & FABULOUS event!
Pictures from the 2019 Health Fair
Super cute pictures included!
End of Life Seminar
From Fr. Samuel: I am offering an End of Life Seminar on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 PM in the Great Hall. I hope this time will answer some questions and correct misconceptions regarding issues and challenges that arise for families when a member is actively dying or passes. I will touch on the sacraments, logistics, family dynamics and more. There will also be good information there for you to take home to study. Please register on our parish website (or call the parish office) so we know how many print-outs we need to prepare.
Young Catholic Professionals Lenten Retreat is Saturday, here at Emmaus. Information and sign-up is here:
And the funnies...
A woman was married to a miserly man.
She had to fight for everything she got. One day, she told him she was going window shopping. He said, "Look but don't buy."
A few hours latter, she came home with a new dress.
"What is this?" her husband fumed, "I thought I told you to look but not buy."
"Well," she explained, "I saw this lovely dress and thought I would try it on, and when I did the devil said, 'It sure looks good on you.'"
"Right then you should have told him, 'Get thee behind me, Satan,'" her husband exclaimed.
"I did," she answered, "but when he got behind me he said, 'It sure looks good from the back, too,'"
A man walked into a bar
with jumper cables around his neck and ordered four drinks. The bartender asked, "Are these all for you?" and the guy answered "Yes, why?"
The bartender replied, "I'll give you all four drinks if you promise me one thing."
So the guy said, "Yes, what?" and the bartender said, "Just promise me you won't start anything."
on Thursday, March 7 at 3:00PM