Every year there are more and more resources available online to help us and prod us along on our Lenten journey. Maybe a good start would be to read the Lenten Message from Pope Francis here. Online Ministries from Creighton University is one of the most comprehensive sites with everything from daily reflections to online retreats to reading groups. If social justice is more your bent check out paxchristiusa.org for reflections and action ideas. And of course there is an app for everything these days including Catholic Relief Services website with daily reflections, action ideas, recipes for meatless Lenten meals and much more-see for yourself! Watch the Spiritual Growth page of the parish web site for more links and ideas.
OVERCOME THE WINTER BLAHS! On Monday, March 10 we will be sled-dogging with our own parishioners, Rita and Bill Wehseler. Please meet at the Coho Bakery in Tofte at 10AM. Groups will then take turns traveling up the Sawbill Trail to meet Rita and Bill. The sled-dog trip will cost a minimum of $20 per person. Rita and Bill will be donating all the proceeds to dear friends working with Catholic College Students. If you care to donate more for that program, it will be beneficial. Please call Charlotte Maciejewski by March 9 for reservations at 370-0687. This sled-dogging adventure is open to women, their friends and spouses.
Fasting and Abstinence During Lent: Ash Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence, that is, we may have only one full meal and two smaller ones on those days for people who are 14 years old to 60 years old. (No snacking). No meat may be eaten or used on those two days.
All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence, that is no meat is to be eaten or used on those days.
A conscious effort during all the days of Lent to eat and drink less.
Quitting smoking and alcohol.
St. John's Community—St. John’s Church has sponsored the spring blood drive in Grand Marais for many years—and has been very successful. This year, the Bloodmobile will be at the Senior Center in Grand Marais Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 8am to 4pm.
If you have donated in Grand Marais in the past, your name will be on the Memorial Blood Center’s donor’s list. You will be called from that list but if you are new, or haven’t donated in Grand Marais before, please call Kay Sivets at 387-2262 or Katy Smith at 387-1055 to make an appointment.
When you donate a unit of blood, you are helping as many as 3 people. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you March 4th.
Men of Faith – Armed in Strength, Catholic Men’s Conference—Registration is now open for the third annual Duluth Catholic Men’s Conference – Men of Faith, Brothers in Strength, scheduled for March 8, 2014 at Mitchell Auditorium on the College of St. Scholastica. Chris Padgett, a nationally recognized speaker at Catholic men’s conferences will be the featured speaker. The conference schedule and registration forms (on-line and hard copy) are available at www.duluthcatholicmen.org. Hard copy registration forms also available in the parish office. Conference registration is only $25 for registrations submitted on or before February 22, 2014 and $35 after February 22.
A SPIRITUAL & CULTURAL JOURNEY TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC & POLAND: You are invited to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime Journey to the Czech Republic & Poland, 12-days, September 8 to 19, 2014. Includes visits to Prague, Svata Hora, Olomouc, Czestochowa, Auschwitz, Zakopane, Krakow, Lagiewniki, Warsaw & more, especially celebrating the canonization of Pope John Paul II! Only $2,999 from Minneapolis-St. Paul, plus airport taxes and tips. Under the Spiritual Direction of Bishop Paul Sirba, with Fr. Tony Wroblewski. To download the free color brochure and registration form, visit www.GoCatholicTravel.com/Wroblewski, or for more information, please contact Fr. Tony Wroblewski at (218) 822-4040, or send an email to email@example.com. Space is limited. Register today!
|St. John's Catholic Church||Holy Rosary Catholic Church|
|10 East 5th Street||43 Upper Road|
|PO Box 549||Grand Portage, MN|
|Grand Marais, MN 55604||Mailing Address: PO Box 549|
|218-387-1409||Grand Marais, MN 55604|
|Saturday 5:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM||Sunday 12:00 PM|
|Daily Mass~Monday-Friday 8:15 AM|
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00 PM
or by appointment
Adoration: Wednesday 4:00-5:15 PM
followed by Benediction