Weekly News - February 12, 2021
The Year of St. Joseph

found at https://aflowerofgod.blogspot.com/2017/03/st-joseph-pray-for-us.html?spref=pi
Celebrant/Homilist Schedule for February 13-14

Saturday, February 13, 5:30 pm, Fr. Linebach
Sunday, February 14, 9:30 am, Fr. Linebach
Sunday, February 14, 12 noon, Fr. Knott
Sunday, February 14, 5:30 pm, Fr. Linebach

 Please note: Celebrant/Homilist schedule subject to change.
2021 Stewardship
An Act of the Heart
February 14, Valentine’s Day, is Commitment Sunday for our 2021 Stewardship Renewal process.  That may be one of the reasons the Stewardship Committee adopted a rather obvious as well as fitting tagline: Stewardship, a gift of the heart. 

The very first question asks you to share what is on your heart for our parish family as we go forward. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Thank you to those who donated so generously for House of Ruth last weekend.

The Sacrament
of the
Anointing of the Sick
will be offered this weekend,
February 13 and 14, at all Masses.
The Healing of Peter's Mother-in-Law by James Tissot.jpg
All those who have reached the age of reason who may be dealing with any illness, frailty, old age, or upcoming surgery are invited to receive the sacrament. The grace received through the sacrament helps unite those who are suffering with Jesus’ saving and healing power. Through this sacrament people receive forgiveness for their sins and comfort in their suffering; they are restored in spirit; and sometimes they even experience the return of physical health. Suffering is a part of life, but Jesus unites our suffering with his passion and death so that through our suffering we can participate in his saving and healing work. The sacrament also reminds us that God wants to give comfort to the suffering and wants us to relieve suffering where we can.

Please pick up your Rice Bowl this weekend.
We are called
Join our faith community— and more than 12,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl as you leave from Mass next weekend. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on how hunger and malnutrition affect our human family, and on the need to take action to end this global injustice. Even if you are not able to come to church to pick up the bowl, visit crsricebowl.org to learn more. (It's also a great site for meatless meal recipes.)
Ash Wednesday
February 17 at noon and 5:30 pm Masses
Distribution of Ashes during the Pandemic

In accordance with instructions from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, there will be some changes to the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

At the appropriate time in the liturgy, the priest will bless the ashes and then, aloud to the whole assembly, say the words indicated in the Missal: “Repent and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” This is said only once and not individually to each person.
Ashes will then be distributed to the faithful in the form of sprinkling on the top of the head. This method avoids direct skin contact between persons. While most Americans are more familiar with the placing of ashes on the forehead in the shape of a cross, the sprinkling of ashes is very common in Catholic cultures around the world.  

The ministers and the faithful wear masks throughout this rite of distribution of ashes. While waiting in line, social distancing protocols (similar to those in place for distribution of Holy Communion) should be observed.

The Church considers the blessed ashes to be a “sacramental” – a tangible sign that inspires reverence as we enter into the holy and penitential season of Lent. While this is an important sign of our faith, it is by no means a requirement. Those who feel uncomfortable may simply choose not to receive ashes this year.  
Cathedral Scripture Study:
The Gospel According to Matthew
Begins February 24
We hope you will join us on our next scripture study journey as we read and discuss the first half of The Gospel According to Matthew. The program will begin on Wednesday, February 24th from 7:00–8:30 PM and will run for five Wednesdays. We will once again use the video conferencing program Zoom, a free program that runs on all desktop computers and hand held devices.

To register for class, call the parish office, 582-2971 or email
and give your name, phone number, and e-mail address so you can be contacted with the sign-on information for classes. 

February 16 Virtual Event
to benefit
Catholic Charities
Click on image below for details.
Epiphany Catholic Church Zoom Offering

15th Thomas Merton
Black History Month Lecture
Feb. 21st @ 3 pm
“Lead Me, Guide Me”:
The Gift of Black Catholics to the Universal Church
by Christopher Pramuk.

Free, virtual webinar

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