LENT CALLS US TO CONVERSION
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The season of Lent begins with the observance of Ash Wednesday on February 18th. These forty days are a blessed opportunity for us to grow together as a family of faith.
Over the next few weeks, we will meditate on our need for salvation and enter deeply into the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In Lent, we are called to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Our practice of penance challenges us to live a life of greater virtue while introducing us to the discipline needed to enter into a life of prayer.
Let us together begin this journey and celebrate the gift of salvation won for us by the Cross of Christ.
Yours in Christ,
LENTEN CONFESSION CAMPAIGN
Every Tuesday in Lent, the sacrament of reconciliation/confession will be available from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at every Catholic Church in Fairfield County. St Pius confession will be heard in the Chapel.
LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24
Fr. Sam Kachuba - “ A Pilgrim People called to Holiness.”
A Lenten reflection on the Christian vocation to holiness lived in and through the Church.
Tuesday, March 10
Samantha Kelley – "Everyday Evangelization: Sharing your faith without a soapbox."
In the era of the New Evangelization, a talk designed to equip us to share our faith with everyone we meet.
Samantha Kelley is a Catholic missionary for FOCUS: the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. She served for 3 years at the University of Texas and now serves in regional leadership on the east coast. Before becoming a missionary she attended UConn where she played soccer and studied finance and political science.
Tuesday, March 24
Sr. Angela Gertsema, ASCJ – "Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fountain of Life and Holiness."
An exploration of devotion to the Sacred Heart as a path to holiness and an aid to evangelization.
Sr. Angela is a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Originally from Missouri, she now teaches third grade at the Cathedral Academy at St. Raphael in Bridgeport. Additionally, she is the US coordinator of the Great Family of the Sacred Heart (GFASC), an international apostolate of her community.