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Tuesday, March 13
6:15 p.m. -- St. Patrick Church, Ferriday
6:30 p.m. -- St. Patrick Mission, Montgomery
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 p.m. -- St. Joseph Church, Colfax
Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria
Friday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. -- St. Margaret Church, Boyce
Monday, March 19, 6:00 p.m. -- Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Tioga
Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. -- St. Peter Church, Bordelonville
Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. -- Sts. Francis and Anne Church, Kolin
Monday, March 26, 5:30 p.m. -- St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville
Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. -- Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Woodworth
LENTEN MISSIONS, RETREATS, BIBLE STUDY
• St. Rita Church, Alexandria
Mark your calendars now for our Parish Lenten Mission, Monday-Wednesday, February 19-21 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. nightly in the church. Our Mission, "Given Up For You" will be presented by Brian Butler and Greg Boudreaux from Dumb Ox Ministries.
• Sts. Francis and Anne Church, Kolin
Our Lenten Mission will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Mike Patin from Lafayette. Confessions will be heard immediately after.
• March 3-6
• St. Anthony of Padua Church, Natchitoches
Deacon Adrian, co-founder of Catholic Passion Ministries and co-host of “It’s a Ponderful Life” on Radio Maria, will be the guest speaker.
• Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Pineville
Deacon Glenn and Linda Harmon will be returning to our Parish for a Lenten Mission on Monday, March 5-8starting at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A parish mission is a powerful spiritual experience for a faith community. Our theme for this year’s mission will be “New Beginnings, Back To Basics”. Babysitting will be provided.
• Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria
6:30-7:30 p.m. John Bergsma, Ph.D. His presentation, "Become a Saint, and Bring Your Family, Too" will discuss "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Catholics" on Tuesday, March 13 and on Wednesday, March 14 his presentation will be "Seven Habits of Holy, Effective Families"
STATIONS/WAY OF THE CROSS (all during Lent)
12:05 p.m. -- St. Joseph Church, Marksville
12:15 p.m. -- St. Gerard Mission, Jonesville
5:30 p.m. -- Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Pineville
5:30 p.m. -- Prayer Garden at St. Joseph Church, Marksville (weather permitting)
5:30 p.m. -- St. Patrick Church, Ferriday
5:30 p.m. -- St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville
6:00 p.m. -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria (after 5:30 p.m. Mass)
6:00 p.m. -- Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Woodworth
6:00 p.m. -- Sts. Francis and Anne Church, Kolin
* Times are subject to change.
7:00 a.m. -- Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Woodworth
8:00 a.m. -- St. Patrick Church, Ferriday
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 & FRIDAY MARCH 23
• St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville -- 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Church Hall, $8.00 per person.
FRIDAYS DURING LENT
• St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Alexandria, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. each Friday during Lent from Feb. 16-March 23. $6 per plate, dine-in or take-out. Menu includes fried fish, french fries, hush puppies, and colleslaw. No fish fry on Good Friday.
• Mary, Mother of Jesus Church, Woodworth -- 5:00-7:00 p.m.
• Sts. Francis and Anne Church, Kolin -- 5:00-7:30 p.m. Fish, fries, hushpuppies and coleslaw for $8.00 per plate.
OTHER EVENTS and DEVOTIONS
JOY (Seniors) Day of Reflection
Wednesday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria
Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 p.m. -- St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville
Fridays, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Benediction, 5:00 p.m. -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria
Fridays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. -- St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. This means that we do not eat meat and we have only one full meal.
The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
The obligation to abstain from meat binds Catholics 14 years of age and older.
The obligation to fast, limiting oneself to one full meal and two lighter meals in the course of the day, binds Catholics from the age of 18 to 59.
Those who are younger or older may freely embrace these disciplines. But Lenten disciples should never endanger your health.
It is obvious that abstaining from meat is meaningless for vegetarians, who must choose some other form of abstinence.
It is equally obvious that replacing meat with a gourmet seafood meal is not in keeping with the spirit of Lent.
For more resources for the Season of Lent, visit the USCCB website.