To prepare for Easter, we are called to spend more time in prayer, perform works of charity, and practice self-denial. The goal is to persevere through the whole season.
Join our faith community-nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States-in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowls. Pick up your family's CRS Rice Bowl from the church narthex on the weekend of February 25/26, and don't forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app at: http://www.crsricebowl.org/about/app
This year the Annual Pastoral Appeal is themed: Rejoice in Hope. It is a joyful call to the Lord to stir us to be a source of hope and life for people here and now, and for those who will follow. Together, let's pray that the Holy Spirit guide our journey and bestow His grace upon us as we serve others. Please pray for the success of our appeal, which reached beyound ourselves and our parish, and gives hope to thousands through the ministries, programs, and services that enrich a Christ-centered way of life. our parish commitment weekend is on February 18/19. Please bring your intent card from home or pick-up and in-pew pledge envelope at Mass and come prepared to participate and give a gift of hope for those in need.
If you're interested in helping those in need, serving your parish, growing in your faith or having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you.
For information on becoming a Knight, please call Les McGlothlin at 503-2653 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bishop Gregory Parkes recently graced our parish by holding a "listening session" on March 14th from 10:30 am to Noon for all Citrus County parishioners. Over 280 people from all six parishes were in attendance as well as clergy from each of the parishes. Our thanks go out to Bishop Parkes for taking the time out of his busy schedule to come meet and listen to the parishioners of our Citrus County parishes.
Thank you to our ushers and other parish volunteers who worked together to make the Bishop's visit a welcoming success.
We also wish to extend a very special thank you to our Community of Catholic Women for all their hard work in organizing the recent reception that followed the Bishop's Listening Session. As always, the women gave of their time, talent and treasure to provide wonderful refreshments for all attendees. Finally, thanks “Mr. Mike” for all your help while visiting your sister, Jeannine Davis.
Heart of the Nation will televise Catholic Mass every Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on WXPX (ION) channel 66. Please share the time and channel information with friends or family members who are unable to get to church because of age, illness, or other struggles. To watch the Mass online, please visit www.heartofthenation.org