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ASH WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 26, 2020

MASS SCHEDULE

6:30 am, 8:30 am &

7:00 pm

Guidelines for Fast & Abstinence During Lent

Abstinence is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older.  Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence.  Pastors and parents are encouraged to see that those who are not bound by the obligation to abstain are held to appreciate an authentic sense of penance.

Fasting- In addition to abstinence, fasting is to be observed by all Catholics between the ages of 18-59 years (inclusive).  On days of fasting, one full meal is allowed.  Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.  Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.  If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to health or other serious reasons, they are urged to practice other forms of self-denial that are suitable to their condition.

 

FOOLISHNESS
Sometimes the idea of repentance seems old-fashioned, naïve, even foolish. But if you’re looking for real foolishness, you’ll find it in today’s readings.


We begin with Leviticus and the admonition, “Take no revenge and cherish no grudge” (Leviticus 19:18).  We’ve heard that message before, of course, so we might forget how far it is from the so-called “practical realities of life.”  Saint Paul warns us about being practical, though.  Whoever considers oneself wise had better “become a fool,” because “the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God”  (1 Corinthians 3:18, 19).

This “foolishness” continues in the Gospel: “Offer no resistance to one who is evil” (Matthew 5:39).  In fact, offer the other cheek when you’ve been slapped. 
Hand over your coat as well as your shirt.  Be like God, who sends sunshine and rain on the bad as well as the good. “So be perfect,” says Jesus, “just as your heavenly Father is perfect” (5:48).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Parish

We, the parish family of St. Bernardine of Siena, 
as members of the body of Christ,
are committed to live out the Gospel.

We are called to worship God
and grow in our relationship with Him.

We are called to serve Him
by reaching out in loving service to others.

We come together to pray,
to build community,
and to celebrate and share
God's gifts to us.

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ORDINARY TIMES
 

Saturday Vigil:  5:00pm
Sunday:  7am, 8:30am, 10am,
               12noon & 5:00pm

Weekdays6:30am & 8:30am
                   (Mon - Fri)

Saturday morning: 8:30am

First Fridays:  6:30am & 8:30am    
             (also 11:30am October through June)


Holy Days:  6:30am, 8:30am, 7:00pm

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3rd Sunday of each month
MUST call for an Appointment

BAPTISM CLASSES
1st Thursday of each month-7:30pm,

Please call Parish Center to register
818-888-8200.  

Class is upstairs in Veranda Room of Parish Center

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