2018 Lenten Theme:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, he has anointed me to bring glad tidings” (Lk 4: 18)
LENT BEGAN February 14, 2018
Stations of the Cross in the church
- 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Each week, our reflections are composed and led by different ministries and groups in our parish.
- 8:15 p.m. Stations in Spanish preceded by Lenten reflections at 7 p.m. in the chapel.
Evening Prayer and Benediction, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, March 8.
Taizé Prayer with Adoration and Benediction, 7 p.m., March 1. This evening includes a combination of scripture, song and silence that allows us to reflect more deeply on the true meaning of Lent as it prepares us for Easter.
Anointing of the Sick (in Spanish) after the 7 p.m. Saturday Mass, March 3 and 17.
All-day Confessions or “Coffee and a chat with a priest,” 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday, March 8
Communal Penance Service, 7 pm, Thursday, March 22 at St. Francis.
Participate in our parish
Lenten Almsgiving Drive for INDIA!Click here to Read More
Learn more… An article each week displays for us the various effective programs that help assist families in need in the Diocese of Kottapuram, India. Learn, pray and collect your monetary offerings by making sacrifices for those living in harsh poverty conditions. Giving in solidarity with those less fortunate. Please return your cash and/or check contributions on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. Checks are payable to: St. Francis of Assisi, 2150 Frieze Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Learn more here… stfrancisa2.com/lenten-almsgiving
Join us for breakfast and presentations on the Holy Spirit Friday mornings during Lent from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the St. Francis Parish Activities Center (PAC)
Feb. 16: Who is the Holy Spirit?
Feb. 23: Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
March 2: Gifts, Charisms, and Effects
March 9: Authentic Christianity
March 16: Prayer for the Holy Spirit
This series offer you an opportunity to understand more the role of the Holy Spirit in your life and to receive the prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to awaken of deepen the work of the Lord in your soul.
JOIN A LENTEN SMALL GROUP
We will be reading “Sober Intoxication of the Spirit: Filled with the Fullness of God” by Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap. Click here to Read More
In his book, he reminds the reader of the immeasurable power of the Holy Spirit for each baptized believer. As seen in Sacred Scripture and the Church Fathers, the Holy Spirit is the action of God, made available through the sacraments—most especially in the Eucharist—that purifies us of sin, renewing the spirit and enlightening the mind.
Small Groups meet on different days and times, choose one that works best for your schedule. Sign-up can be found on our parish web page or in the weekly bulletin. If you are interested in forming your own small group, contact Kelly Hernandez at: khernandez@ stfrancisa2.org
6:30 p.m. (church) Evening Prayer and Benediction
7:00 p.m. (chapel) Fellowship and Talk
(childcare available in the nursery next door)
Thursday, March 15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Fr. James will join us for an evening out at the Tower Inn. Come with any questions you may have about the Catholic faith. If you have any friends who may have fallen away from their faith and might be inter-ested in joining in a conversation about our faith in a relaxed atmosphere, feel free to invite them along.
February 20-22 at 7 p.m. Tuesday/ Wednesday/Thursday
Three different encounters with Jesus Christ. Have you ever had a life-changing encounter? One moment and you knew things would never be the same? Meet Jesus through his encounters with the Woman at the Well, St. Thomas the Apostle, and St. Paul. A dramatic, dynamic, passionate, thought-provoking, presentation each evening brings these people to life. Click here to Read More