Wednesday, March 1, 2017 marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at Mass.
7:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 7:00 PM.
Ashes are a sign of mortality and of a willingness to turn to a renewed commitment to the Gospel.
ABSTINENCE from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years and older on Ash Wednesday and on ALL the Fridays of Lent.
FASTING is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics 18 – 59 years of age. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if medically necessary, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
These Lenten laws are meant to create a spirit of penance and sacrifice. However, serious reasons, for example, one’s health, can excuse some individuals from these rules.
LENTEN PROGRAM AT ST. MICHAEL’S
How well do you know Jesus? If there is one person that we
should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus. At
Christmas, a book, Rediscover Jesus, was gifted to families. The
author, Matthew Kelly takes you on a spiritual journey to encounter
Jesus and this will be the topic of this year’s Lenten program.
There are questions that we all ask ourselves: Who am I?
Who is God? What am I here for? What are my unique talents
and abilities and how will I contribute during my lifetime? We
can discover the answers to these questions by getting to know
Jesus. Join us as we discuss this inspiring book. There will be 4
sessions, one at 9:30 AM and then repeated at 6:30 PM, on the
March 8th (Parish Hall) Chapters 3, 16, 128, 35 will be discussed.
March 15th (Parish Hall)
March 22nd (Parish Hall)
Lent isn’t just about giving something up; it’s about transformation.
It’s about doing something bold to become
a better version of yourself! Everyone is welcome!
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
5:00 PM Charles & Flora Cook,
Remembrance, by Family.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
8:00 AM Deceased Parishioners of St. Michael’s Church.
10:30 AM Deacon Harris Gederman,
2nd Anniversary, by his Wife & Family.
First Friday's of the month
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(See Bulletin for more details)
St. Michael's Church
80 Farnum Pike
Smithfield, RI. 02917