This week’s Ordinary Time Liturgical Living feasts and celebrations include Candlemas (The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord), St. Agatha, and St. Paul Miki and Companions. Be sure to visit for ways to observe and celebrate those days this week!

What is Live LentLive Lent! is a small group process. Groups of 4-8 people will gather weekly for six weeks via Zoom videoconferencing; the sessions last an hour. Participants use the Live Lent! resource which guides them through prayer, reading of the upcoming Sunday Gospel, and discussion of the reading and its life application. Participating in a small group can help you better understand how God is working in your life and the lives of others. It provides an opportunity for fellowship. And, journeying with others can help you stay focused on Lent and be more disciplined in your faith practices.

Sessions (all groups meet via Zoom) will begin the week of February 14 and end the week of March 21. There is no cost to participate, but we do ask you to do your best to attend all the sessions.

How do I sign up? To participate, complete the registration form here. The registration deadline is —February 1.

Each year our parish gives a percentage of its budget to support charities that work with poor and marginalized people in Marion County. The Social Action Committee directs the distribution of the charitable giving funds through a grant process.

The following organizations were awarded one of the 2020-2021 grants:

  • Crisis Interventions Services: $1,356 to be used to purchase client transportation vouchers and household items needed to settle clients into new homes.
  • First Resources: $1500 to be used for social outings for its clients with intellectual disabilities.
  • Freedom for Youth: $1,000 to be used to help finish the kitchen area in its new youth center.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Marion County: $1,000 to be used for construction costs to build a home in Knoxville.
  • Helping Hands: $1,000 for general operational expenses and to purchase food.
  • Project Help of Marion County: $500 to complete the purchase of a specialized walker for its lending library of adaptive equipment for children and adults with disabilities.
  • The Well of Knoxville: $1,000 to be used for books, supplies, meals and childcare for its Money and Me program.

Join us for a Holy Half-Hour of Adoration on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony.

To read the weekly bulletin, click here.

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