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Recognizing Jesus - Youth Lenten Series

Who is Jesus? Where is Jesus? Do I know Jesus?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, you are not alone! We are made to be curious about Jesus and we are created to want to know him more. At St. Mary's we want everyone (especially you young adults) to Recognize Jesus in the world around you and in yourself. You can have the best Lent ever with an exciting series we are offering, filled with inspiring ways to Recognize Jesus.

We are hosting a 6 week series for young people (post-confirmation to age 21). In this series we will open ourselves to recognize Jesus in those around us; helping us grow together as a family, grow closer to Jesus and grow closer to our community.

We want more youth to participate, than adults in the Lenten small groups, so...
Invite your friends!   (We'll let mom and dad tag along too.) There are 600 young people ages 14-21 in our parish and you are all invited to Recognize Jesus.

Let us know you are coming!  Fill out this simple online form. There is no cost for this inspirational and meaningful series.

We will meet Sunday Evenings 6:00-7:30 PM at the Church.
Dinner is included each week!

Kick off to Recognizing Jesus:  Creating your Faith Story  - February 18
Speaker Rob Wills, Sharing and 
Caring Hands- February 25
Service project: Dresser Build & 
Sandwich Project - March 4
Stations of the Cross & Adoration 
with Fr. Talbot - March 18
Archbishop Hebda!   - March 25
"Stump the Pastor" & Closing Celebration -  April 8
Lenten Resources

Looking for ways to deepen your faith journey this Lent? If so, there are many resources available to help you in your quest. Here are just a few to get you started: 
  • BEST LENT EVER - a free email program offered by Dynamic Catholic that will guide you on an incredible 40-day journey to become the-best-version-of-yourself, making this a truly life-changing Lent.
  • USCCB DAILY LENTEN CALENDAR - a variety of suggestions and resources to help you "raise up," "sacrifice," and "offer" during this Lent and to embrace your baptismal commitment.
  • CRS RICE BOWL APP - put Lent at your fingertips with new daily reflections and recipes, integrated social sharing and a new way to track your Lenten sacrifices
  • CATHOLIC PODCASTS - explore a collection of the best Catholic podcasts from Word on Fire, Bulldog Catholic and more.
  • LENTEN RESOURCES FOR KIDS - a variety of fun and meaningful activities to observe Lent as a family and grow together.  
  • LENTEN RESOURCES FOR TEENS - resources for teens and young adults who are seeking ways to deepen their experience of Lent.
A Faith Story

Over the past year, we've heard a variety of parishioners share their "faith story" - the journey they've taken to know, share and follow Jesus - and the role faith plays in their lives. In this video, Heidi and Dave Harvey share their story. We encourage you to take a few minutes to listen and reflect on what they share. The video was shown at Masses on January 20-21, 2018.
Issue: 20
February 12, 2018
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White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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