Date: February 17, 2021 / Issue 41 - The First Sunday of Lent
Spotlight Event Lenten Retreat
A LENTEN INVITATION
“TRANSFIGURATION, A VIRTUAL RETREAT”
HURRY! LAST CHANCE TO JOIN THIS VIRTUAL RETREAT
The Pilgrim Catholic Collaborative cordially invites you to participate in a Virtual Lenten Retreat. The Retreat is based on the book “Transfiguration”, by Father Ignacio Larrañaga, founder of the Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW).
The purpose of this Retreat is to become happier and more loving person by deepening your relationship with God.
The duration of the Retreat is four days, February 22 through February 25. Each day the retreat lasts 90 minutes. You may live the Retreat any time during the day at your own pace. The Retreat will begin on February 22, 2021, the Monday of the First Week of Lent at 5:00 p.m.
Don´t use WhatsApp? That’s OK. You can receive the retreat written materials and audios by email.
Sign up for the “email Retreat” by sending an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org, or join the Retreat’s WhatsApp Group using the following link:
With Fr. Rick Gribble, CSC (from Stonehill College)
Come join Fr. Rick Gribble, CSC on Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17th as he presents the Bishop Robert Barron Series SACRAMENTS on ZOOM from 1:00PM to 2:30PM. The 3 sessions will introduce the sacraments of initiation…Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. There will be an opportunity for conversations and questions! To register: Please call St. Peter Parish Office at 508-746-0663 to leave your name and email address. You will receive the ZOOM link via email!
The great sacraments of the Church—Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Reconciliation, the Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders—have endured for thousands of years and structured countless lives. Everything in the Church’s life comes from and returns to them. But there is far more to these ancient rites than meets the eye.
Bishop Barron (and Fr. Gribble) look at the great sacraments of the Church in all their theological depth, spiritual effects, and pastoral promise. The Sacraments will help you understand these signs and channels of grace and discover the secret behind their persistence down the ages: the presence and power of the Savior himself.
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Spotlight on LIVE LENT
Spotlight on Lent
Lent is here, and Fr. Mike Schmitz has some advice on picking a "thing for Lent" this year
Spotlight on Walk With Jesus
Lent, like everything during this past year of COVID, is likely to be a different season from any before. As many of you may remember, we have had the tradition at Our Collaborative to challenge ourselves to walk more, be more physically active as well as pray more & serve more to be more spiritually active during the season of Lent. We have called this program the Walk to Jerusalem.
This year our goal is to “keep it simple” and encourage all to simply have the personal goal of increasing activity more each day (walking, exercising, MOVING, etc) and perhaps keep track/journal each day - make that extra effort for Jesus!
Spotlight on Best Lent Ever Lenten Reflections from Matthew Kelly.
It’s no secret that the circumstances of life will often change in unexpected ways—sometimes to our dismay, and sometimes to our benefit. But there’s one question that might be worth asking regardless of the circumstance—is your life working?
What is the mission of the Collaborative’s Social Justice Ministry?
Based in Catholic social teaching, and rooted in the Gospel, the mission of this ministry is to answer the call of our baptism to know God in our brothers and sisters, to love them and to serve them. We wish to carry out Jesus’ command to ‘love one another as I have loved you’ by creating opportunities for all parishioners to provide direct outreach and service to those in need, and to advocate for policies and
programs that bring about justice and peace. This mission has been described by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish) as the ‘Two Feet of Love in Action’: charitable works and social justice.
The Massachusetts Knights of Columbus State Council is trying to obtain donations to support their charities during this difficult time. In lieu of The Tootsie Roll Drive, The Knights have set up a Go Fund Me page. All contributions are greatly appreciated, link below.
They also have an Amazon smile account where Amazon will donate a percentage of the order amount. Go to their website; https://smile.amazon.com , and type in Massachusetts State Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation and make them your favorite charity.
O God of second chances, thankfully you give us this time during Lent to be filled, directed and empowered by your Spirit. As we enter fully into Lent, show us what we need to see to more fully follow your Gospel.
What can you do to ease the racial and political divide in this country? Start with this prayer and build outward: Look for ways to be a part of the solution, not the problem.
Spotlight on Mass
Saturday, 4:PM Mass Live at all three parishes on Facebook. Click the Link below to watch mass live at your parish. Please note, you do not need a Facebook account to watch. (at this time, only the 4:PM Mass will be shown live)
All Faith Formation questions or concerns, feel free to reach out by responding to this email and we will be in contact.
Lenten Walk with Jesus for Kids
Print out this Lenten Countdown Calendar for your children. Mark each day in Lent as we count down to Easter with daily ways your children can prepare for Jesus through prayer, acts of kindness or sacrifice.
Let's Learn about Stations of the Cross for Kids from Holy Heroes
Spotlight on A Catholic Response to Racism
Each of us has a narrative that has helped form who we are. Those stories are made up of pleasant experiences as well as tragic and harsh realities. For Deacon Art Miller, the latter have played a large part in shaping both his life and ministry.
3:PM-4:30PM - January 22nd and February 19th, March 5th
As many of our parishioners have not yet returned to Mass due to the pandemic, you may not be receiving the collaborative bulletin. If you would like to see a copy of the bulletin click below for the most recent bulletin. It is always available for browsing on our websites.