February 21st, 2021
Feb. 21st, 2021
(First Sunday of Lent)
“I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”
Then God said to Noah "Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your descendants after you, And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:
I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth
...and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
1 Peter, 20 - 22: when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to him.
And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him. Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying,
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel."
Let us Pray
Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observance of Holy Lent, that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue the effects.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Bible Readings can be read
1 PETER 3:18-22
All hymns are from the Breaking Bread hymnals. Song sheets available.
Gathering: BB: 135 Lord, throughout these forty days
Presentation: BB: 127 Glory of these forty days
Communion: BB: 437 On Eagle's wings
Sending Forth: BB: 431 Blest be the Lord
Friday: 5:15 Friday's, The Church is open for private prayer and stations of the Cross on your own during Holy Hour from 4 to 5p.m..
Saturday: 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday from 4:00-4:45 p.m., with Mass starting at 5:00 p.m.. Holy Hour Tuesday and Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Mass
St. Martin's: Per the Bishop, Fr. Rex may distribute ashes to parishioners at the weekend Masses (Sat. vigil and Sunday) after the Mass, before the benediction and final hymn. Please stay safe.
As a precaution against the Coronavirus, will will continue to practice safe protocols (social distancing and wearing mask) at Mass. Additionally, for everyone's safety, we will also require temperature checks at the entrance to church. Remember if you feel ill or think that you may have been exposed to the virus, please do not attend Mass.
A Prayer during this pandemic.
We ask our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe to intercede for all those suffering from the Corona virus.
Our Lady, Pray to the Lord our God for his Mercy and Healing. For
those afflicted, may they receive healing and deliverance, those most vulnerable, may the holy angels watch over them, for those tending to their care, ma
y they receive strength and those that have died, May they thru the Mercy of God Rest in Peace. Amen.
Lenten Retreat at St. Mary's Cathedral:
School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Marie André Miszewski will offer a virtual Evening Lenten Retreat Sunday, Feb. 28 through Tuesday, March 2 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington. For more information, please see the following link.
Ash Wednesday is February 17th, Lent begins.
St. Martin de Porres Church
on Saturday, February 20 at 9:36AM