Mardi Gras - Lent 2018


Saturday, February 10:  Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)

6:30 pm - ????, Holy Family Hall, Frenchtown





The spirit of Mardi Gras continues into Lent on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at St. Denis Church basement  

February 19:   Mardi Gras to Lent:  from Self-Indulgence to Self-Sacrifice (Norm Rich) This segment will examine the historical development of the Lenten Season and its purpose in our lives.         



February 26:  Purple, Green, and Gold:  Justice, Faith and Power;  What do these have to do with Lent? (Pam Long)  Be King or Queen for a Day!  Get all the green!  Go for the gold! are someo of the cheers society gives us for "the best life."  Lent gives us the opportunity to reflect on how

 we truly can show we are following the best path that Jesus gave us by loving God and loving our neighbor.  Let's pursue the true best life together!     


March 5:    Removing our Masks:  Fasting, Almsgiving, Prayer(Fr. Norm Langenbrunner) "Spiritual writers speak of "the false self" and "the true self." Following Christ is our quest to discover and bring to full life the person we are. Our Lenten observances promote a continuous dynamic toward becoming real. This evening's workshop explores our response to Jesus' invitation, "Come, follow me!"    



March 12:   From Rex, the King of Carnival to disciple of Christ:  Being a Disciple of the Cross (Jeanne Hunt)   This dynamic interactive presentation will present the transformation of our spirits from a Mardi Gras attitude to the attitude of one who confronts the Christ of the cross.  The crown and the cross are linked to the call to change our hearts this time.   Thursday,


March 22:  Penance Service, 7:00 pm at St. Denis Church.  Seven priests will be available