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Catholic Charities of East Texas

March 5, 2014

We have begun our Lenten season of prayer and renewal.

Please use this time wisely with prayer, fasting and works of mercy.  We can take this time too lightly and lose interest in conforming our lives to Christ. 

We have many opportunities for prayer and reflection.  Our Lenten retreat, given by two Redemptorist priests from March 16 - 19 will help you on this journey.

here is a simple thought for you to consider: Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

All are invited, all are welcome.


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Penance Service tonightat 7:00 p.m. 

Six priests from the Diocese will be here for individual confessions. 

Examinations of Conscience are available

7:00 p.m.


Sacrament of Penance Q&A

Please go to our "Newsletters" to rediscover the beauty of the Sacrament of Penance

Also there are Examinations of Conscience to reflect on.

Wednesday Nights in Lent                                                               Mass at 6 p.m.  

followed by Stations of the  Cross  

6:45 p.m. Soup Supper and Lenten Reflection                 

All are welcome!  



   Gardening Angels Needed:
We are preparing our Community Garden for this year. Last year we produced and gave away about 2,000 pounds of vegetables to our food pantry, plus HOPE and Martha's Kitchen at 1st Methodist.

We need people of all ages to help plant, water and harvest.  

Also, if you want to grow vegetables for your home, you are most welcome. We provide the land and the water.

Please pass this on to others. Community gardens provide, improve health and help create community.

  Gospel of St. Matthew

This year our Sunday Gospel readings are from St. Matthew.  We will be studying his writings for the next several weeks.  Please join us for this Bible Study on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Workbooks are available.  Dinner is provided.

 Baptism Preparation

Bringing children to Christ is the joy of all Christian parents.

Parents & Sponsors of children to be baptized are invited to more fully understand the nature of this sacrament for them and their children.

Please join us Saturday, Septmber 7 for our monthly Baptism preparation in English 

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Have friends or family members asked you questions about being Catholic you felt uncomfortable answering? 

Plan to be with us on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. to learn the teacihngs and wisdom of the Catholic Church.  This is for Catholics, non-Catholics and those wishing to become Catholic


Please check out "Word on Fire"

Join us Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall http://www.wordonfire.org/Home.aspx

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