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First Sunday of Lent

February 18, 2018

9:00 A.M.





Sun., Feb. 18              First Sunday of Lent

9:00 a.m.                    Pro Populo


Mon., Feb. 19            Lenten Feria

8:00 a.m.                    David and Flora Hyde’s needs and intentions.


Tues., Feb. 20            Lenten Feria

8:00 a.m.                    RIP Holy Souls


Wed., Feb. 21            Ember Wednesday

8:00 a.m.                    RIP Holy Souls


Thurs., Feb. 22          St. Peter’s Chair at Antioch

8:00 a.m.                    RIP Dean Sandquist


Fri., Feb. 23               St. Peter Damian, BCD (Ember Friday)

8:00 a.m.                    Private Intention

2:45 p.m.                    Stations of the Cross


Sat., Feb. 24               St. Matthias, Ap (Ember Saturday)

9:00 a.m.                    Pro Populo


Sun., Feb. 25              Second Sunday of Lent        

9:00 a.m.                    Pro Populo


*Distribution of Ashes: Father will be conferring blessed Ashes on those who were not able to make it to Mass on Ash Wednesday.

*Stations of the Cross: We will be praying the Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 2:45 pm.

*Ember Days: This Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are ember days.  Therefore, partial abstinence on Wednesday and Saturday is required for all those 7 of age and older.

*Prayers Requested: Please pray for the sick in the parish especially, Lucy Muscarnera, Jessie Gaines, Holly Hightower, Max and Karen Hartman, and Carl Lukkes.

*Confirmations: Bishop Pivarunas CMRI, will be coming for Confirmations on Sunday, March 11. If you would like to be confirmed, please see Father, or one of the Sisters, so that you can be prepared and included in those being confirmed.

*Tax Returns: In regard to the 2017 tax returns to be filed in 2018, for those who aren’t using the standard deduction and need a statement regarding donations to Our Lady of the Sun, call Nong at 623-755-1220, or the Sisters at: (623) 213-5478.

*Confessions: Confessions will be heard after Mass today.

The Stations of the Cross

This Devotion arose first in Jerusalem among the Christians who dwelt there out of veneration for those sacred spots which were sanctified by the sufferings of our Divine Redeemer. From the Holy City, this devout exercise was introduced into Europe. When, in 1342, the Franciscan Fathers established their house in Jerusalem, and undertook the custody of the sacred places of the Holy Land; they began to spread throughout the Catholic world the devotion of the Way of the Cross.  The Stations were richly indulgenced and are easy to gain: “One who with at least a contrite heart, either alone or with others, makes the Way of the Cross, when the latter has been legitimately erected, may gain: a plenary indulgence as often as he performs the same; another plenary indulgence, if he receives Holy Communion on the same day or even within a month after having made the Stations ten times: an indulgence of ten years for each station, if for some reasonable cause he is unable to complete the entire Way of the Cross.” (Enchiridion Indulgentiarum – 1950)