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Spiritual Conferences at Wednesday Evening Lenten Holy Hours

Spiritual Conferences
at Wednesday Evening Lenten Holy Hours
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
with Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Confessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

Spiritual Conferences

Feb. 25Bro. John McCusker, O.S.B.
“Heart of Christ: Desire of the Nations?”

Mar. 4Fr. Christopher J. Pollard.
Miserere: Create in me a Clean Heart, O God.

Mar. 11Fr. Scott Sina.
“Christ’s 40 days in the Desert”

Mar. 18Bro. Charles Shonk, O.P..
In the World you will have Tribulation

Mar. 25Fr. Franklyn M. McAfee.
Go to St. Joseph

Apr. 1Bro. John Sica, O.P.
“Light in the Darkness”

St. John the Beloved Fridays of Lent


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Soup Supper
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7:20 - 8:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
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St. John the Beloved Lent 2015

Lent 2015

Friday Soup Suppers
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday Evenings
(beginning February 20)

Friday Stations of the Cross
2:15 p.m. Friday Afternoon “Stations of the Cross for St. John Academy”
7:30 p.m. Friday Evening “Way of the Cross with Text from Sacred Scripture”
(beginning February 20)

Wednesday Confessions
6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evenings
(beginning February 25)

Wednesday Holy Hours with Homily
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Evenings
(beginning February 25)

40 Hours Devotion
Sunday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 3 with Rev. Gerald E. Murray JCD, Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Manhattan

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In Testimonium...

"We who are about to die salute you!"

The greeting to the Roman Emperor Claudius in the year 52 A.D. before a particularly elaborate battle of gladiators may have been used only once. The memorable words probably conveyed a kind of desperation on the part of those hoping for clemency from Caesar.

A stout soul can take up the words can make them a Christian prayer. We are all, in a sense, about to die, those of us in danger or under persecution even more so. But we will die gloriously. The world might not honor us at the time, but our end can give glory to God and inspire future Christians. We will die in a state of holiness. We will spend our last days or years with purpose.

Read Fr. Pollard's article

Eternal rest grant unto them...

Charles Thompson II

George Henry Gardes
6 Mar. 1929 – 21 Dec. 2014

Adele Marie Russell
25 Sep. 1921 – 2 Jan. 2015

Joseph A. Procaccino
21 Apr. 1921 – 8 Jan. 2015

Thomas Quatman
14 Apr. 1947 – 28 Jan. 2015

Ruth Murphy
4 Feb. 2015

DeDe Kazunas
23 Aug. 1926 – 14 Feb. 2015