Lent 2017


Lent 2017


Pope Francis reminds us this Lent to refuse to settle for mediocrity (read Pope Francis’ Message). This year at St. Joseph Church you will have numerous opportunities to move beyond your ordinary.

You are invited to walk with us through a rich spiritual journey that inspires you to refuse mediocrity in your own, personal way.

In addition to the ongoing Lenten activities, such as weekly Stations of the Cross, additional opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and small faith groups, this year St. Joseph Church has invited Fr. David Meconi, SJ, Associate Professor of Theology from Saint Louis University, to offer an engaging Parish Mission in which he will speak with our parish April 2, 3, and 4 about becoming what baptism made us—the adopted children of God.

Enrich your personal spiritual journey further using the free resources at formed.org (Parish Code G847QG) which offers inspiring talks, e-books and much more!

Refuse to settle for mediocrity. Make this your “Best Lent Ever!”

Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive.

~ Pope Francis (cf. Homily, 8 January 2016)

Parish Lenten Information

Every Friday is a day of abstinence from meat.

Stations of the Cross, every Friday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (except Good Friday stations are at noon)

Confessions: Saturdays (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.) and Tuesdays (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
Addition Confessions on:
April 10th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm until all confessions have been heard
April 11th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm until all confessions have been heard

Women’s Lenten Morning of Prayer, March 4

Men’s Day of Reconciliation, March 25

Parish Mission with Fr. Meconi, April 2, 3 and 4

2017 Parish Mission

“I was privileged to attend a retreat directed by Fr. Meconi during my senior year of college seminary.
 Fr. Meconi has the mind of a scholarly theologian, and the heart of a pastor.  He has a unique ability
to teach profound truths of our Catholic faith in a way that impacts anyone who listens.  I hope everyone
at our parish enjoys hearing him as much as I will.”  Deacon Schneier

Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry, every Friday through Lent

Discover Formed.org.  Use Parish Code G847QG for free subscription.  The Catholic Faith. On Demand.

Additional Lenten Information

You are invited to go to DynamicCatholic.com/Lent and become part of Best Lent Ever with daily spiritual reflections for every day of Lent.

St. Louis Review – Simple suggestions to make a better lent.