In This Edition:
- Weekend Masses a go
- Friday Stations of the Cross still on at 7pm
- Friday fasting and not eating meat lifted
- Facilities update
- ALPHA update
Weekend Masses a go...
We plan on having the regular schedule of Masses this Saturday and Sunday. With lots of sun today, the parking lot should be clear of ice and snow. We also plan on live streaming the 10am and 12:30 in Spanish as usual. I look forward to praying together after this crazy week.
Stations of the Cross
will begin at 7pm today, Friday, in the Church. If you have not prayed this in a while, it is a great way to enter into the suffering of Jesus and to unite your suffering to his. Suffering becomes an act of love through Jesus. Stations of the Cross usually lasts about 30-45 minutes.
Friday fasting and not eating meat lifted
Lenten Fridays usually mean no meat. However, our Bishop, recognizing the hardships that we have endured this week, has given us a dispensation or reprieve from this discipline for today. Eat freely and give thanks to God, the source of all our blessings.
From our Bishop:
Dispensation from fasting and abstinence for Ash Wednesday and the First Friday of Lent -
For all Catholics in the Diocese of Austin, in recognizing the difficulties experienced over the past few days by so many, including the inability for some to secure food for themselves and their families,
Bishop Joe S. Vásquez has dispensed all from the obligation to fast and abstain from eating meat for this Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 and Friday,
Feb. 19, 2021 (Canon 87§1).
- the power is on
- as of Friday morning at 9am, the water is still off.
is a course designed to provide a space to talk about faith, Jesus and the meaning of life in a judgment free zone. It was scheduled to begin this weekend but it will be delayed one week, in both English and Spanish. You can sign up for this 11 week free course on our website.
Fr. Brian Eilers
on Friday, February 19 at 9:39AM