Reverence & Holy Silence in the Church
From the March 3 Pastor's Pen ... With our renovated church and blessing by Bishop Shawn McKnight, we are feeling great to be back in the well-lit house of prayer and worship. And so now it should draw our attention to the tabernacle being in the center and an attractive crucifix above it as we walk into the church. Our focus must be on Jesus and his presence that must lead us to give due reverence to the sanctuary. Therefore, I suggest that we genuflect in reverence (all those who can) as we step in to the church and maintain sacred silence. From now on, all our conversation before or after Mass will take place in the gathering area which is spacious enough but never to be in the church any more. This will allow others who want to continue to pray after Mass to do so comfortably. We all must collectively enforce this norm admonishing one another with Christian charity when we find someone failing in this respect. Finally, I would request everyone to take this little discipline seriously and help one another to follow it.
Stations of the Cross, Lenten Reconciliation
Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Frys
Beginning Friday, March 8 and lasting all Fridays during Lent (except Good Friday) the Eldon Knights of Columbus will host their Lenten Fish Frys. Make plans to attend these delicious dinners, with all proceeds benefiting local charities. Meals are served from 5-7pm. Dates are March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12. Open to the public, located at the Sacred Heart Catholic Center. Stations of the Cross will be prayed from 7-7:30pm each Friday in the Church.
Dinner Option 1 (All You Can Eat)
Fried Catfish, Baked & Fried Pollock, Potatoes, Baked Beans, Slaw, Corn Bread, Dessert & Drink. Adults $10, Children 6-12 $4, Children Under 6-Free
Dinner Option 2 (No Seconds)
Fried Shrimp Dinner (10 Jumbo Shrimp with sides) or Combo Dinner (5 Jumbo Shrimp/2 pieces of fish with sides)
Adults & Children $10
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