Welcome . . to Our Lady of Lourdes † St. Anne . . .
Season of Lent
We are in the season of Lent, a time of honestly and prayerfully reflecting upon our lives and our relation with God. The 16th century English poet, Robert Herrick, expresses well the spirit of the season in his poem To Keep a True Lent:
Is this a Fast, to keep / The larder lean?
And clean / From fat of veals and sheep?
Is it to quit the dish / Of flesh, yet still
To fill / The platter high with fish?
Is it to fast an hour, / Or ragg’d to go,
Or show / A down-cast look and sour?
No: ‘tis a Fast to dole / Thy sheaf of wheat
And meat / Unto the hungry soul,
It is to fast from strife / And old debate,
And hate; / To circumcise thy life.
To show a heart grief-rent; / To starve thy sin,
Not bin; / And that’s to keep thy Lent.
Grace and Peace
- Fr. Gary Tyman
Lenten Soup Suppers
Would you like a chance to meet others serving the needs of people within our parish boundaries? Come to the Lenten Soup Suppers to break bread, share soup and meet leaders from other faith communities and service organizations.
We will meet each Wed. of Lent, 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the St Anne Social Hall. A great time of fellowship and prayer together.
Feb 21- Rabbi Peter Stein, Temple B’rith Kodesh
Feb 28 - Mr. Abu Saeed, Islamic Center of Roch.
Mar7 - Mr. Bre1 Walsh, Monroe Comm. Hosp.
Mar 14 - Ms. Lisa Ireland, Mary Cariola Center
Mar21- Rev. Barbara Bushart & Rev. Doug Cullum, Community of the Savio
St. Patrick' Day
St. Patrick was a fifth century missionary and bishop who is regarded as the founder of Christianity in Ireland. To commemorate his influence we celebrate his feast day with song, dance and dinner. So plan now for our St. Patrick’s Day Party - Sunday, March 11, 3:30pm in the Lourdes Seton Auditorium. Best Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner around. There will be Irish Dancers and Fun for all ages!
We need a committee of 6 to 8 plus to help. Please sign up at Clipboards to help get this Cluster event off the ground.
Welcome New Members
New to the parish? Moving?
We are delighted to have you join us for Mass!
If you are visiting, we wish you safe journeys and hope you return often. If you have just moved here or want to change parish affiliation, please consider registering. Just indicate that on envelopes in the pews or contact: Nancy.DeRycke@dor.org, or 585-473-9656. OR if you have to move out of town, please let us know that too. We will be sorry to see you go, but want to bless you on your way.