Penitential Service and Lenten Opportunities
During this Lenten season, as we turn to prayer, fasting and almsgiving, it is our opportunity to revisit our commitment to the gift of time, our time spent with God. This year, parishioners are invited to participate in one or several Lenten communal practices. Each of these opportunities supports our contemporary discipleships through nurturing our relationship with God and one another.
Lenten Penitential Liturgy
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a wonderful way to encounter the divine mercy and forgiveness of God. In this sacred ritual of the Church, the words of God’s forgiveness set us free from all that binds and holds us captive, enabling us know a new way of living. Please plan on making your Lenten Journey complete by participating in our communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Every day we have the opportunity to deepen and strengthen our relationship with God and to bring peace and joy into our hears. Through our commitment to prayer, we care for our souls, and open our lives to the every enduring presence of God. The Perpetual Adoration Chapel is open Monday to Friday 9:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for those wishing to make a spontaneous prayer visit.
As Christians in the Catholic Tradition we hold the celebration of the Eucharist as the source and summit of our spiritual life. In addition to celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday, we also cherish the ability to celebrate the Eucharist during the week. All are invited to participate in our weekday liturgies , Tuesday 7:00 p.m. (The Novena in honour of St. Gianna), Wednesday 9:30 a.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. Making the daily celebration of the Eucharist a part of our weekly routine is a wonderful way to understand and appreciate the nourishing and life-giving presence of Christ in our lives.
The Way of the Cross
Jesus’ Way to the Cross models so much of what we as Christian face everyday in our lives as we strive to live as God’s children. Each time we reflect on the Way of Jesus to the Cross we are drawn into the deeper meaning of our own fidelity to the Jesus and our life as Christians. Praying the Way of the Cross is an invitation to encounter not only the Jesus of history, but also the Jesus of mystery. The Way of the Cross will be prayed every Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. during the Lenten season.
Lenten Penitential Services in the South Deanery of the Winnipeg Archdiocese:
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. – Holy Rosary Parish, 510 River Avenue
Wednesday, March 29 at 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 4588 Roblin Blvd.
Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. – St. Ignatius Parish, 255 Stafford Street
Friday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. – Paroisse du Sacré-Coeur, 421 Brandon Avenue
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. – St. Vital Parish, 1629 Pembina Highway
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. – St. John Brebeuf Parish, 1707 John Brebeuf Place
Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. – St. Gianna Parish, 15 Columbia Drive
Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Victory, 249 Arnold Avenue