2019 Lenten Theme:
“Then your light shall break forth like the dawn and your wound shall quickly be healed (Isaiah 58:8)
LENT BEGINS Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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.
Participate in our parish
Lenten Almsgiving Drive for INDIA!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, April 14, 2019. Checks are payable to: St. Francis of Assisi, 2150 Frieze Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Learn more here… stfrancisa2.com/lenten-almsgiving
COFFEE & CHAT WITH A PRIEST (and maybe a confession) all day March 19, 2019
Below here are some past 2018 LENTEN dates and events.
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.
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. 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)
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. Read More