St. Catherine of Siena Church: Parish Lenten Mission
February 24, 2012
This year, St. Catherine of Siena Parish in New York City is sponsoring a Lenten Parish Mission. The Mission will run on the 3rd, 4th and, 5th Sundays of Lent, with various speakers and preachers presenting on the theme:
Freedom, Light, and Covenant
Want a retreat and can’t get away?
Each retreat day will begin with Sunday Mass at noon at the parish, led by Fr. Juan Diego Brunetta, OP, prior of St. Catherine of Siena Priory. Following the Noon Mass, each week’s retreatants are invited to stay for lunch in St. Dominic’s Hall and hear the reflections which follow. Continue an afternoon of prayer with the Vespers and Great Preachers series at 4:00pm. The Lenten Parish Mission schedule will be as follows:
Third Sunday of Lent
March 11, 2012
Family Freedom and the Word of God ~ an afternoon of reflection for men
God’s Word fills our lives with light, guidance, and hope. Come hear the liberating Words of God, that you may find fullness of life. Following the Noon Mass, the first weekend of the retreat offers an afternoon of reflection for the men of the parish, led by Brian Caufield of the Knights of Columbus; the afternoon ends with Great Preachers Vespers at 4 PM. Come learn how to grow as a Catholic man.
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 18, 2012
Family Life and the Light of Christ ~an afternoon of reflection for women
Today God’s Word leads us to contemplate the saving work of God in Christ. Accept salvation by receiving the light of Christ and be created in Christ as God’s handiwork. Following the Noon Mass, the second weekend of the retreat provides an afternoon of reflection for the women of the parish, led by Kate Sweeney, the Associate Director of Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women); the afternoon ends with Great Preachers Vespers at 4 PM. Come learn how to grow as a Catholic women.
Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 25, 2012
Family Unity and the Covenant of Prayer ~ an afternoon of reflection for families
Come to know the Lord, which is to be redeemed, as we hear the parallel between the covenant announced by Jeremiah and as told by John. Following the Noon Mass, the final weekend of the retreat gives us an afternoon of reflection for the whole family led by Sister Thomas More Stepnowski, O.P. about the Catholic Imagination – how to pray as a family; the afternoon ends with Great Preachers Vespers at 4 PM. Everyone is welcome!