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St. Dominic - Church News
The Catholic Church in Northfield, Minnesota
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All parish committees meet Tuesday, March 18, beginning with dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Our parish Lenten Reconciliation Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Stations of the Cross will be prayed on the Fridays of Lent–March 7, 14, 21 & 28; April 4 & 11–at 6:00 p.m. in English and in Spanish (Via Crucis) at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church. A soup supper will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the O’Gara Social Hall except April 4, which is the fish fry sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Please note time change: St. Dominic School students will lead the Stations of the Cross at 8:20 a.m. at the church on all Lenten Fridays, except March 28 when there is no school and April 11, when Stations will be prayed at 10:00 a.m.
Our Health Ministry Committee and BeFriender program will be hosting Kay King, Program Director for Older Adults, from NAMI Minnesota. She will present “Gray Matters: Depression in Older Adults,” Tuesday, March 4, from 7-8:30 PM.
This event is open to all in the community who wish to learn more about understanding mental illness in older adults, learn the risk factors and warning signs of depression and suicidal behavior, understand treatment and recovery, understand stigmas and learn about resources to support older adults living with depression. Join us in the O’Gara Social Hall.
Our Lenten journey begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5th. The schedule of Masses, including distribution of ashes, is as follows:
- 8:20 AM, School Mass led by students in Gr. 3 (at the church)
- 10:30 AM, Northfield Retirement Center Chapel
- 6:15 PM, Parish and Faith Formation (no evening meal)
- 7:45 PM, Misa
Catholics 14 years of age and older must abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent. It is only on other Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, that a Catholic may substitute another form of penance instead of abstinence.
Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 inclusive are required to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On these days one full meal is allowed. Food may be taken at two other times during the day, in order to maintain strength according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted. Liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed, however.
The Saints Night Out auction at St. Dominic School is coming up next Saturday, Feb. 22. Join us for dinner from 5-7 PM, and an evening of fun and excitement during the silent auction, live auction, games and raffles. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at school. Auction items include: electronics, gift certificates and many handmade crafts. Tickets are still available for the Cool Cash for Education raffle. Join us as we roll out the red carpet to celebrate the 15th year of Saints Night Out!