St. Gerard Mission Assistance Committee will sponsor a Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 7, 8am-2pm. Rent a space or sell your own items. For more info, contact Bertha Saucedo at the church.
Chosen In Advance (C.I.A.) Youth Ministry is open to all youth from 3rd-12th grade. Experience your faith with activities, praise and worship, adoration service, and more.
God does not change his mind about whom he chooses and blesses. – Romans 11:29
Visit ChosenInAdvance.com for more information.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @choseninadvance
YOUTH: Come and Sign-up for the Youth Group!
Applications will be handed out after each Mass in front of Church, March 3 – 4. Our first meeting will be March 7th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, in the Cafeteria.
ADULTS: Are you interested in Working with the Youth?
Come and Sign-up as a Volunteer Youth Facilitator for the CIA Youth Ministry.
St. Gerard’s Knights of Columbus is having their Fish Fry on Friday, February 23rd from 5pm – 8pm in the Cafeteria. Donation for the plate is $8.00. Contact any Knights of Columbus Member for tickets. The next Fish Fry will be held on Friday, March 9th and will be Fish & Chips.
Save live by giving blood.
The BLOOD DRIVE will be on Sunday, March 4, 8:40 am to 1:15 pm.
Mobile Unit will be in the Parking Lot across from the Church.
Walk the steps of Calvary with Jesus as we join our sufferings to His. Station services will be held each Lenten Friday at 4:30 pm in Church.
Return the respond form from your Lenten Booklet.
What is the Best Lent Ever?
It’s a free email program that will guide you on an incredible 40-day journey to become the-best-version-of-yourself, making this a truly life-changing Lent.
Register at https://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever The program is FREE, however, when you register, you will be asked if you want to purchase a journal. Also, the study is based on a bood by New York times Bestselling author, Matthew Kelly, PERFECTLY YOURSELF, Discovering God’s Dream for You, and it can be sent to you free of charge, but you would have to pay for the shipping cost. If you would like to preview the Journal and/or the book, to see if you want to order either one, a copy of each will be available, for viewing, in the back of the church. Whether you purchase a journal or a book or not, may you have the BEST LENT EVER! with the help of this free email program. Sign-up, this week before Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence of meat. Catholics of good health, between the ages of 18 and 60, are to fast. At a minimum, three meals would be the usual amount of food for two meals. There is no eating between meals. All Catholics over the age of 14 are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, and on the Fridays of Lent.
“Give alms…Pray to God…Fast without a gloomy face…” (Mt 6:1-18)
The Mission Assistance Committee is asking YOU to consider joining the group. The Committee has been together since 2012. Its aim is to be of service to the parish, in support of the parish Mission Statement, found in our parish bulletin each week. One of its commitments is to contact grieving families to ask if they would like the group to provide a bereavement reception in the cafeteria after the parish funeral. The group also works to provide two Rummage Sales per year. This includes the work involved in the reception and organization of items donated for sale.
From the beginning, the Mission Assistance Committee has been led by parishioner Bertha Saucedo, and the secretary has been Guadalupe Ramirez. Generally the membership has been around 15 lovely people. Friends and volunteers flow in and out of the group. If you would like to join the group or attain more information, please contact Bertha Saucedo at the church.
Ash Wednesday Services February 14, 2018
6:30 am, 9:00 am & 6:00 pm Mass & Distribution of Ashes
Ash Wednesday begins the 40 days of a penitential season, marked with a sincere desire to become a better follower of Jesus Christ. We pray for ourselves, for our community, and for the church at large. We pray especially for those individuals in our world-wide church who will make a commitment to Christianity on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. We make decisions concerning fasting and reflect on the value of fasting. We strive to do more works of love. With a reflective heart, let us all read the Lenten Publication, distributed this weekend at all the Masses. A Commitment Form can be found in the middle of the booklet. If you can commit to any Lenten devotions or studies or events, please complete the Form and return it in the collection basket or to the parish office.