Join in helping the poor and needy during Lent
Please consider a donation to the Catholic Charity Fund Appeal. Envelopes have been placed in the pews with instructions for contributing and information about the Catholic Charity Fund. Your pledges and one-time payments can be dropped in any weekend collection basket or brought to the parish offices. Each year we are asked to assist our Most Rev. Bishop Thomas Tobin with the many needs of our diocese and state. The money that we give or pledge goes directly toward bringing the Gospel message to others. Your contributions go a long way toward helping the many who are in need. The parish goals for 2018 are $21,139 for St. Benedict and $75,600 for St. Kevin. Please take an envelope home and prayerfully consider your gift this year. Many thanks and may God bless you for your generosity.
- Rice Bowl Collection. Three important practices of Lent are fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Almsgiving is the donation of a portion of our financial assets to the less fortunate, and this sacrifice is made in a special way during Lent with Rice Bowls. The suggested offering is at least the cost of one meal each week. Imagine the difference this can mean to a needy family somewhere in the far corners of the world. Paper Rice Bowls can found at all church doors. Rice Bowl donations will be collected on Palm Sunday. Many thanks for helping others this Lenten season with a Rice Bowl gift.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already the season of Lent—40 days of entering the desert with Our Blessed Lord. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, this solemn season helps us prepare our lives and our hearts for the greatest week of all: the Passion, death, and resurrection of the Savior during Holy Week and Easter.
Download and post this schedule in a prominent place in your home for easy reference. Activity reminders will also be published each week in the parish bulletin.