Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes † St. Anne . . .
a Cluster of Communities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.
Here you can find information about parish life in each community, plus plans, activities and events we share in common.
Catholic Relief Services - Rice Bowl
Lent is a time of preparation. CRS Rice Bowl is a way for Catholics to live Lent. We invite you to pray, fast and give to deepen your relationship with Christ and bring hope to our brothers and sisters in need. The program invites Catholics to live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the three Lenten pillars of praying, fasting, and almsgiving. For more information about the program, please Click >
Spring MADNE$$ Fun-draiser
St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave. Saturday April 5, 2014 5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. St. Anne Social Hall Entry fee: $5 Adult $2 Children • Join us at the party • Saturday April 5th • 5 – 10pm in the Social Hall • Delicious Food - all you can eat •Kids’ activities with childcare • Basketball Games for viewing • Live Music – during breaks • Cash Bar - $1 & $2 drinks • Jar raffles – great prizes • Scoreboard Squares - email@example.com For more info, please Click >
Retrouvaille - a Lifeline for Marriages
Retrouvaille is in its 30th year helping to heal hurting marriages in the Rochester community. International Retrouvaille has built a relatively new website to help us register couples and provide information about the program. Please take a few minutes to visit www.helpourmarriage.com. We just wanted to let you know our Spring program is starting April 11th Although we have a registration fee, we never turn anyone away for lack of funds. We are a non-profit and run on the donations of our attendees. Although we have a shoestring budget, the Lord always provides. Kevin and Kathy Skerrett, 585-293-1552
Meaning of Lent
The word Lent comes from an Old English word that simply means long.
Lent always comes during the time of the year when the days are getting longer and we are seeing more and more sunshine. That’s what Lent is supposed to do for us - shed more and more light in our lives so that the darkness disappears.
Lent has 40 days, not counting Sundays. Sundays are always a mini-celebration of Easter each week. It ends at two times - 1. the Liturgical Season ends on Holy Thursday with the beginning of the Triduum; and - 2. the Fasting Season ends at sundown on Holy Saturday. The Season of Lent is the same length as the days Jesus spent in the wilderness where he fasted and was tempted by the devil at the beginning of his public ministry.