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Lent Activities To Help
With Your Spiritual Journey


You are invited to be involved in our fulfilling Lent Activities including Weekend and Daily Masses, attending Stations of the Cross, Soup Suppers and participation in Operation Rice Bowl.


Lenten Message Of Our Holy Father Francis 2014

He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich (cf. 2 Cor 8:9)

Dear brothers and sisters, may this Lenten season find the whole Church ready to bear witness to all those who live in material, moral and spiritual destitution the Gospel message of the merciful love of God our Father, who is ready to embrace everyone in Christ.

We can do this to the extent that we imitate Christ who became poor and enriched us by his poverty. Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help and enrich others by our own poverty.

Let us not forget that real poverty hurts: no self-denial is real without this dimension of penance. I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt.

May the Holy Spirit, through whom we are "as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything" (2 Cor 6:10), sustain us in our resolutions and increase our concern and responsibility for human destitution, so that we can become merciful and act with mercy.

In expressing this hope, I likewise pray that each individual member of the faithful and every Church community will undertake a fruitful Lenten journey. I ask all of you to pray for me. May the Lord bless you and Our Lady keep you safe. Read the complete article here...

From the Vatican, 26 December 2013
Feast of Saint Stephen, Deacon and First Martyr

Also included in our Lenten activities are presentations on Evangelization by Fr. Robert Barron. This series will be held Wednesday evenings during our soup kitchen.

Lenten Reflections

Give up hatred; return good for evil
Give up negativism; be positive
Give up complaining; be grateful
Give up pessimism; be an optimist
Give up harsh judgments; think kindly thoughts
Give up worry; trust Divine Providence
Give up discouragement; be full of hope
Give up anger; be more patient
Give up pettiness; be more mature
Give up gloom; be more mature
Give up jealousy; pray for trust
Give up gossiping; control your thoughts
Give up sin; turn to virtue

Stations Of The Cross

Stations of the CrossAttend the Stations of the Cross each Friday evening at 7pm to enhance your Lenten spirituality.

Friday, March 14th, the Stations of the Cross will be held in the Hall. It will be a special Stations of the Cross, "The Via Dolorosa" Experience, where we will join the Franciscan friars and visitors in Jerusalem as we walk along Jesus' last journey from the site of his trial to the site of His crucifixion at Golgotha and then on to the site of his Resurrection.

Lenten Daily Masses

Daily Masses will be at 8am Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during Lent. Mass will be at 6:00pm every Wednesday evening followed by the Soup Suppers and the Father Barron "Conversion" study series.

Operation Rice Bowl

Operation Rice BowlThe parish will again participate in Catholic Relief's OPERATION RICE BOWL. It helps us be one with our brothers and sisters throughout the world in our prayer, Lent activities and offerings. Remember to make yourselves a part of this program this Lent. Each household is asked to participate in Rice Bowl by taking home a Rice Bowl and/or using the envelopes from your monthly mailing.

Father Barron - Evangelization Series

Beginning Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014, after Mass, then soup supper in the hall, we will be presenting the series EVANGELIZATION. This new documentary series from Fr. Barron continues the story of CATHOLICISM and explores the Church's mission and the challenges of contemporary culture.

March 5 - Chapter 1: Introduction

March 12- Chapter 2: New Ardor - New enthusiasm, new energy and renewal from Holy Spirit constitute "new ardor." Fr. Barron takes us behind the scenes at World Youth Day and shows us other energetic examples of new ardor. The deepest source of Christian ardor is the reality of the resurrection, which fuels us to actively reach out in love to others with the "Good News."

March 19 - Chapter 3: New Expressions, Part I

March 26 - Chapter 4: New Expressions, Part II - It's not an expression of a different truth, but the same truth proclaimed and lived by Christ that we have to express in a different cultural setting. Secularism tries God out of the public square and deny his existence. Fr. Barron explains why secularism is on the rise: Confusion about who and what God is; trying to fill human longing for God with the temporal and material things of this world; and relativism that purports that there is no objective truth.

April 2 - Chapter 5: New Methods - Fr. Barron calls for "using the means and methods of our time to evangelize." We gain insight from J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote fantasy literature, such as "Lord of the Rings," that has Catholicism at its core; or from Archbishop Fulton Sheen who won an Emmy for his Catholic preaching on a major, non-religious television network. In today's culture, the Internet and social media dominate our communication. These trends will only grow stronger, and Fr. Barron encourages us all to use these new methods for the Lord.

For example, in his You Tube commentaries, Father highlights "seeds of the Word," or signs of Christ in the culture. Finally, "doing little things with great love" is a method that never goes out of style. We all can give testimony to Christ by the goodness of our everyday lives.

Please plan on attending this experience with your family on Wednesdays during Lent.

Soup Suppers During Lent 2014

Soup SuppersLent begins this week on Ash Wednesday, March 5th. Soup will be prepared and served by the various groups of the parish, as indicated below, every Wednesday during Lent after Mass.

Donations for the meal will go Operation Rice Bowl. Please remember to also take home a Rice Bowl and follow this Lenten Practice weekly during Lent and also join the Parish in the weekly Soup Supper Nights. Please bring your own bowls and utensils.

1st week - Our Lady of Lourdes Altar Society - March 5

2nd week - St. Aloysius Altar Society - March 12

3rd week - Knights of Columbus - March 19

4th week - Eucharistic Ministers - March 26

5th week - Religious Education - April 2

6th week - Lectors - April 9

7th week - Lectors - April 16

40 Days for Life

From March 5 through April 13, you are invited to be a part of the All Saints Parish Pro-Life Vigil

What: Pray the Pro-Life Rosary (40-50 minutes)
Where: Planned Parenthood Clinic 702 30th Ave. SW, Puyallup, WA 98373
When: Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 am Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30am (First Saturdays to be joined by St. Andrew's)
Sundays Closed, pray Rosary at home
Contact: Bev Belknap at (253) 324-3240 or Marj Dawson at (253) 841-1952

Seder Meal

The SEDER Meal, coming during Holy Week, will be an experience everyone should try once. It is a family experience for moms and dads and children over the age of 7. The meal is full of prayers throughout and ceremonial traditions. The cost will be will be $5 per adult and $10 per family. This is to defray the cost of the meat and the wine. More coming as we get closer to the event.

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Mass Schedule

Saint Aloysius
Tue - Fri - 8:30am
Sat - 5:00pm
Sun - 10:30am

Holy Days
8:30am & 7:00pm

First Friday
8:30am followed by Adoration until 7:55pm

- After weekday Mass
- Before Sat & Sun Mass
- Mon - 3:00pm

Sat - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Or by appointment

Our Lady Of Lourdes
Sun - 8:30am

Before Sunday Mass

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Saint Aloysius
211 West Mason Ave.
Buckley, WA 98321
Phone: 360-829-6515
Fax: 360-829-5190
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Office Hours
Tue - Fri 9am - 12:00pm

Our Lady Of Lourdes
506 Ash Street
Wilkeson, WA 98396
Phone: 360-829-6515
Fax: 360-829-5190
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