Lent Schedule of Events
Easter flowers for Churches:
Easter flower order forms are in the church entrances. March 29 deadline.
Office: The office will be closed Monday morning, March 9, for a staff archdiocesan meeting, but open from 2-5pm.
Additional Confession Opportunities:
Wednesday, March 11, from 1:30-2:00pm at Holy Trinity, and Monday, March 16, from 8:00-8:45pm at the Church of St. Mary.
Lenten Stations of the Cross: Sundays after the 10:30am Mass at St. Columbkill, Mondays at 6:00pm at St. Mary, and Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Holy Trinity. Come and walk with Jesus in spirit!
Soup after Stations: A fellowship time will follow Stations of the Cross on Sundays at St. Columbkill in the gathering hall. Soup and bars will be served. All are welcome to join!! Sign up in the back of church or contact Marlys McNamara/Carrie O’Reilly if you can bring a pot of soup, a pan of bars, or breads/crackers. Additional Confession Opportunity: Monday, March 16, from 8:00-8:45pm at the Church of St. Mary.
Lenten Disciplines of Fasting and Abstinence: Catholics in good health ages 18-59 are required to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting consists of eating only one full meal, with the possibility of two small meals that together do not add up to a single full meal. Catholics aged 14 and over are to abstain from meat on all Fridays of Lent.
KITUI Living Water Program- Lent 2020: Give Change...Change Lives! Here we are at another season of Lent! Water bottles are available again to support our Partnership of Kitui with much-needed water. Each time you turn your faucet on to take a drink of water, remember there is a child or persons who may be dying because of lack of water. Please be generous this year as you have been in the past to support this project which helps those in Kitui to build dams, supply water tanks for schools, and assist those who are in need of water.
Lenten Fish Fries: You are invited to the Church of St. Michael Lenten Fish Fries on Friday evenings during Lent –
March 6, 13, 20, 27,
Serving from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM! Both baked & fried fish will be offered! Prices: Adults $10.00, children 12 & under $5.00, and family maximum $35.00. Location: 451 5th St. SW, Pine Island. Tel: 507-356-4280.
Womens' Retreats: The Priests of Miles Christi are offering a silent retreat March 13-15, 2020 at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake, MN. This is a wonderful Lenten opportunity to explore your relationship with Christ through silence, prayer, and the St. Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Online registration: If you would like to experience the Spiritual Exercises this year but aren’t able to attend the Lenten retreat, there is one more scheduled for May 15-17, 2020. Registration: