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Our Lenten Journey


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SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION 

(Click to see "Going to Confession". This is a great resource!)

  • Christ King - Saturdays 9:00 AM until completed
  • Saint Bernard - Saturdays, 3:00 PM until completed
 
EXTENDED ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 
  • Christ King - Thursdays, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saint Bernard - Tuesdays, 2:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Christ King - Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You can stop in anytime, but it would be helpful if you could commit to a holy hour or holy half-hour by signing up below. We intend to offer these adoration times until public Mass is available again. 

Adoration Sign-Ups:

 

PERSONAL PRAYER AND REFLECTION
  • Christ King Church (Enter on Swan Blvd.) Monday through Friday 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saint Bernard Church (Enter on Wauwatosa Ave.) Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
PALM SUNDAY MASS WITH PROCESSION (UNLESS OTHERWISE CANCELED - STAY TUNED)
  • April 5 Masses begin in Christ King Gym with a procession outside, around and into front entrance of Church for completion of Mass.
 
TRIDUUM MASS SCHEDULE (UNLESS OTHERWISE CANCELED - STAY TUNED)
  • April 9 Holy Thursday: Saint Bernard - 7:00 PM
  • April 10 Good Friday: Saint Bernard - 12:00 PM | Christ King - 3:00 PM 
  • April 11 Holy Saturday: Christ King - 8:00 PM Easter Vigil
  • April 12 Easter Sunday: Christ King - 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM | Saint Bernard - 8:00 & 10:00 AM
 
OTHER WAYS TO PRAY DURING LENT (AND BEYOND!)
 
OPTIONS FOR TEENS
 

Read this great blog post at lifeteen.com about forty ways to stay rooted in prayer during Lent.

 


Lenten Experiences


 
 
BEING GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY GIFTS OF GOD
Brought to you by the Stewardship Committee
 
In today's environment, it just may do us all some good to slow down during this Lenten season and focus on how truly blessed we are, to look for the ways God's sacrificial love has touched us each and every day, and then spread that love in very personal ways:
 
 
An Ignatian Inspired Lenten Exercise
Join fellow parishioners on Ash Wednesday as we begin this powerful experience of daily prayer, reflection and action. Each day will begin with a morning Examen (below) followed by a reading, a reflection and a way to bring it forward into your day.
 
1. Find a quiet place
2. Become aware of and acknowledge God’s presence
3. Review the prior day, and give thanks to those moments you were aware of God’s presence through his many gifts
4. Identify those moments during that day when you could have walked the path of Jesus Christ a bit more closely, and ask for forgiveness
5. Look forward to the day before you with gratitude, hope, peace and joy...
 
 
 
Gratitude Walls

To help us develop a stronger sense of awareness, appreciation, and gratitude for what Jesus did for us on Good Friday, and everything God continues for do for us each day, watch for our "Gratitude Wall" at church entrances beginning the first weekend of Lent. Stop by when entering or leaving church and share (1) examples in your life where you have experienced the generous gifts from our God and/or (2) where you saw or experienced the presence of God during the week. We hope the collection of responses throughout Lent will inspire us all to show God’s sacrificial love to others and share our many blessings! To help you get started, see one example of God's presence HERE.

 

 
 
CRS RICE BOWL
 
CRS Rice Bowl is a faith-in-action program that invites us to reflect on the challenges of global hunger—and our responsibility to respond to the needs of our global human family.
 
We will be reminded through the Gospel story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 that if we commit to sharing what we have with those in need, trusting in God's abundance, there is more than enough to feed everyone. Through our Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving, we can respond to the call to ensure that all our brothers and sisters are fed good, nutritious food that gives them what they need to fulfill their God-given potential.
 
During this holy season, it is important to come together as a family and reflect on the cross of hunger and lack of proper nutrition, that so many of our brothers and sisters both near and far are forced to carry. In so doing, we pledge to stand alongside these members of our human family, supporting them as the Gospel calls us to do. Bowls are being distributed to our school students as well as during Masses on the first Sunday of Lent. Baskets will remain in church or at entrances for you to grab throughout Lent. Please consider these suggestions in your family’s Lenten plan:
  • Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar daily to guide your prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
  • Read the Stories of Hope and daily reflections to inspire your Lenten journey—and guide your Lenten almsgiving.
  • Prepare simple, meatless meals on the Fridays of Lent to eat in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.
  • Visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities you support through your Lenten gifts to CRS Rice Bowl.
  • Count your coins and bills together as a family at the end of Lent and stay tuned for how your total donation (check or online) will be turned in.

Thank you for participating in CRS Rice Bowl with your family.


 
KEEPING THE SEASON OF LENT

 

Start each week of Lent with the Sunday readings, a prayer and a reflection. Then continue with the week's daily readings, prayer and reflection on our Facebook Page.

 


Giving Opportunities


 
 
FOOD DRIVE
 
The Lenten Food Drive sponsored by the Human Concerns Committee continues through March 28/29. All donations benefit the Tosa Community Food Pantry at Saint Bernard Parish and serve those in need in our area. Nonperishable items may be placed in the marked containers at the Swan Boulevard entrance. Thank you in advance for thinking of those in need and for your ongoing support.
 
 
WATER CONSERVATION
 
Make a "forever" difference today. 785 million people in the world live without clean water. That's nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The School Sisters of St. Francis Community, the order of our own second grade teacher, Sr. Beth, work in places like India, Peru and Tanzania to provide clean water or access to clean water for children and their families. During lent YOU can walk with our sisters through your prayers and financial support! We invite you to join us! Your donations will assist us to do so much, like:
  • Dig wells in remote villages to provde access to water.
  • Provide rainwater harvesting systems and storage tanks in the villages where our isters serve.
  • Help us to provide simple bucket water filtration systems to families in Peru and other places around the world.
  • Provide clean and safe bathroom facilites at our schools in India.
  • Help our sisters as they teach students and their families about water conservation and water purification.

Get more information and donate today!

 
 

Online Experiences


 
 
 
BEST LENT EVER!
 
This could be your forty-day Journey of AMAZING POSSIBILITIES
 
It's not what you give up.
It's who you become.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DAILY LENTEN REFLECTIONS FROM FORMED.ORG/LENT
 
He is waiting for you. Will you respond to his call? Christ’s love for you is bursting forth. Embrace him and let his mercy pierce your heart during this Lenten season. Welcome God's tender love, beginning with these short, daily videos from Scripture scholar Dr. Tim Gray. Live in Christ’s love and let him transform your life as you watch these awakening reflections during Lent 2020. Like what you've seen and heard and want more resources for Lent and beyond? Go to Formed.org and: 
1. Sign-Up
2. Select "I belong to a parish or organization"
3. Enter code DCZQ7T and Select St. Bernard (Harwood Address)
5. Follow the prompts to create a new account!
 
Try these additional Lent resources from formed.org:
A Lent to Remember Using the highly-acclaimed Augustine Institute programs Symbolon and Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession, A Lent to Remember explores the ways God reaches out to each of us with his mercy. Through Christ's suffering on the cross in the Paschal Mystery and his perpetual reception of his people in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God makes his love, his very self, present to us in the world. By reflecting on the Paschal Mystery and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite of Confession, A Lent to Remember communicates God's invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love this Lent.
 
 
 
Lectio: Salvation with Dr. Michael Barber (10 Episode Bible Study) At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven "for us men and for our salvation." But what does "salvation" mean? In this remarkable 10-part video series, Scripture scholar and theologian Michael Patrick Barber provides a thorough, deeply Catholic, and deeply biblical, answer.
 
 

 

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