Prayer for a Fruitful Lent

My precious and crucified Lord, I offer You this Lent. I offer it toYou with total abandonment and trust. I offer You my prayers, sacrifices and my very life this day. Do with me, Lord, as You will. I pray that this Lent will be fruitful. I know You have much to say to me and much to do in my life. May this Lent be a time through which Your mercy is poured in abundance into my soul, and into the souls of all Your faithful.
Dearest Lord, help me to especially see my sin this Lent. Humble me so that I may see clearly. Give me courage and strength to confess my sins,
and to turn from them with all my heart.
Enlighten me with Your Holy Word, dear Lord. Help me to come to know You and to deepen the gift of faith in my life. Show me the plan You have for me,and place my feet upon the path You have chosen.
My suffering Lord, I thank You for the fullness of Your perfect Sacrifice. Thank You for holding nothing back, giving Your life to the last drop of blood. May I offer You my very life as a sacrifice, trusting in Your mercy with every offering. Keep me faithful to my Lenten promises, and bring forth new life through these sacrifices of love. Strengthen my prayer and make me holy. Help me to turn to You each day, seeking Your sacred and pierced Heart.
Blessed Mother, you stood by your Son in His suffering and death; stand by me, I pray, as I journey through this life. Pray for me and offer me to Your Son, that He may take me into His loving embrace.
Lord, Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me a sinner.
Lord, Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me a sinner.
Lord, Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me a sinner.
Mother Mary, Mother of our Crucified Lord, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Potluck Brunch Sister†Hub Prayer/Study Meeting
When: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Sue's house - 50 Otten Drive, Barrhaven

Please bring potluck brunch item, Bible, Sister†Hood Kits & Catechism if you have one. Kits available for new Sisters at each meeting - $25.00 donation covers our costs. Sister†Hood Kits now also contain the book, "On the Path to Calvary: Inner Healing via Stations of the Cross" by Heather MacPhail.

Our current study & reflection book is " Experiencing the Mystery of Christ " by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel. Our study includes readings from Scripture, the Catechism and meditations by Fr. Benedict, with reflection questions for our discussion. Please let us know if you are coming so we can plan for numbers.
Monthly Book Club
When: Friday, March 6, 2020 (Library)

Time: 9:45 a.m.

Where: Holy Redeemer Church, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata

Book: St Francis of Assisi – any book

April Book Club - Friday, April 2nd - Carl. E. Olson – "Did Jesus really rise from the Dead?"
March & April Videos Available & Questions for Study
Click here for the March & April book club questions & videos!
It's Okay to Say No: Setting Healthy Christian Boundaries - New Date - Saturday March 7th
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

St. John the Apostle Church
2340 Baseline Road, Large Downstairs Hall

Facilitated by Karen Bourgon/Presented by Heather MacPhail, Divya Kiran International
As women it can often be difficult to juggle the many demands of a busy life, including family, friends, volunteering & workplace responsibilities. Our Christian call is also one to serve, which can compound the complexity of setting healthy boundaries. Join us for this informative seminar as Heather explores the call to serve, and how to establish and maintain healthy boundaries in our various roles as women.

Praying Through Song
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
107 McClellan Road
Sister†Hood Sisters & guests are invited to an afternoon of fellowship & prayer through song. If you love to sing and would like to build or expand your faith-based repertoire, enjoy warm fellowship and give praise to our God through song, please RSVP to join our Praying through Song get together. Faith based songs will led by Joanne Parenteau using Breaking Bread songbooks. Coffee & tea provided.
Mass to Heal the Family Tree
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - Adoration & Confessions; 7:00 p.m. - Mass
Where: St. Augustine Parish, 1060 Baseline Road
Release your bloodline from compulsions and iniquities. Invite the Lord to free future generations for sanctification. Prayer teams available after the Mass.

Sponsored by People of Joy & The Holy Spirit Healing Clinic
Dinner & Social - Vietnam Palace
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Where: 819 Somerset St. W.

Join us for delicious Vietnamese food, warm conversation & fellowship with Sisters! Free parking available on site. Individual bills. Please drink responsibly. 
Day Retreat for Women
Saturday, March 28, 2020
"The Theology of Liturgy"
At the beautiful Dominican University College with Fr. Martin Farrell, OP
Where: 96 Empress Avenue (off Somerset), Downstairs Hall

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $40.00

All women are invited to a day of reflection with Fr. Martin Farrell, OP, as we prepare for Holy Week. Fr. Martin will lead us into a deeper understanding of Holy Week, the Mass and our Faith. Includes coffee, tea, snacks, on-site parking, Mass and fabulous buffet luncheon. There will also be an opportunity to purchase beautiful 'resurrected' hand-crafted candles & rosaries and rosary accessories by Resurrection Candles.
Father Martin recommends the book "The Spirit of the Liturgy" for those who would like to prepare with advance study! Copies available at Click the book to order your copy!
Eight Week Workshop Series Just for Moms & Moms to Be! "Momnipotent"
Saturdays beginning April 4th - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Excluding April 11th & May 9th)

St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Road
Large Downstairs Hall
Mothers of any age & stage & moms-to-be are invited to join us for an 8 week journey that will validate the dignity and importance of motherhood, by helping mothers to recognize 8 uniquely feminine strengths, and how to use those strengths to find peace, purpose, balance, and joy in being the woman God created and called them to be.

Mothers possess a certain special array of gifts, given by God and lived out in particular through the vocation of motherhood, that bless the family and the world. It’s a God given gift to a mother to be so loving and so caring. A male cannot duplicate a female in the family. Women are unique and they are the heart of the family. Women are marked by God to be soldiers for Him and Her family.

Rosary Challenge
Calling all Warriors...
Sister†Hood and The Deliverance Network invite all men & women to participate in our Rosary Challenge. This is a call to all spiritual warriors to pray a five decade Rosary daily for the urgent needs of our times. If you already pray the Rosary daily, you can still sign up to receive our monthly Rosary Challenge Newsletter to join our network of spiritual prayer warriors so that we can all be united and encouraged in these challenging times.

Karen Bourgon - Founder/Facilitator
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