Monthly Archives: February 2019

Join us for Lauds (Morning Prayer)

St. Frances Cabrini Parish invites all parishioners to pray Lauds (Morning Prayer) as a community during the liturgical seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent, Christmas, and various Feast Days of the Church. It starts at 8:10 AM and ends before our Daily Mass.

According to USCCB, “The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office, is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer.” By praying the official prayer of the Church, we are joining with the Catholics throughout the whole world by reciting same words of the Psalms and same intentions.

According to Aletia.org, “It is common to see priests or religious stop during the day to offer prayers out of a small black book. Sometimes even lay people will have that same black book and sit in the back pew of church to pray. What is it that they are praying?Priests, religious and deacons are obligated to pray daily what is called the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. It consists of praying a set of prayers each day at different times, from morning to night. It is a prayer routine not only reserved for those consecrated to God, but also a common prayer practice for the laity.”

Aletia.org notes, “Since Vatican II the Church has continued to promote this practice and has encouraged the laity to join in this Liturgy.

Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts. And the laity, too, are encouraged to recite the divine office, either with the priests, or among themselves, or even individually” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 100).”

The Bible Timeline is a Great Adventure; Starts May 29th  

Do you want a better understanding of our faith, and a deeper relationship with God? Join us for The Bible Timeline Study.

The Bible Timeline is a Catholic Bible study by Jeff Cavins that takes you on a journey through the entire Bible and brings you deep into each period of salvation history, so that you can discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Learn the larger context of what was going on in the Jewish faith and how the Jews understood events at that time. Find out what was going on in the world for each period of salvation history. The Bible Timeline has helped thousands of people to understand the Bible and deepen their relationship with Christ,

This come-when-you-can study of the Bible begins this May 29th in the St. Frances Cabrini Parish Center Living Room at 7:00 PM for 12 Tuesdays. No homework. No cost.

Rise Against Hunger Event Nets Great SFC Turnout

Thank you to all who volunteered for the Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event held Saturday, March 16th
The event was coordinated by  the Adams Family and helped pack more than 10,000 meal kits for distribution in poor countries around the world. This is also a good opportunity for students who need community service hours. Lunch will be provided.

The Adams Family thanks everyone who gave their time to the Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event on March 16th, packing over 10,000 meals.

50 volunteers were needed; we got over 70!

We give special thanks to our food and drink donors: Amie Dunn, Melanie Baldoz, Chuck Ogden and Nikki Dickey, and Jason of China China Catering; our outreach volunteers: Jean O’Connell, Sue Butler, Bob Citelli and Joan Schenck; and Fr. Michael and Mrs Tobbagi for their support. And of course, all of our school and parish volunteers. You all helped make a difference in the lives of many needy people.

Taize Lenten Prayer Services in Church Underway

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Come join us during Lent for Taize Prayer Around the Cross 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM in the church.  Wednesday, March 27; Monday, April 1, Monday, April 8. Thank you to Annette Kaiser for submitting the photo above from the March 20 service.

The Taize (pronounced “teh-ZAY”) prayer service is from an interfaith community founded in Taize, France in 1940.
 
We’ll sing simple chants throughout the service (such as “Jesus, Remember Me”) and have a short reading from scripture followed by moments of silent reflection. There’s a period for your intercessory prayers after which we’ll pray the Our Father.
 
Near the end of service you’ll be invited to pray at the cross in whatever form you’re comfortable with kneeling, touching, or standing by the cross. Take all the time you need at the cross as you place your joys and concerns to Christ.
 
Watch a short example of a Taize service on the right See https://youtu.be/u9lYoWLJ27o

Annual Diocesan Appeal Underway; Cabrini Sets Goals for 2019

 The Annual Diocesan Appeal is underway.

In his letter to parishioners, Fr. Michael Hendrickson noted that “All monies that are collected over our parish goal…will be rebated directly back to our parish to use to pay for the Village House homeless shelter costs, and install new water mains for both parish and school this summer to replace our failing 50+ year old original mains. In 2018 our parish received a rebate of $47,000 that was used for the Village House homeless shelter we host at Cabrini and to offset part of the cost of the new gym floor. Even if you have not pledged in the past, please prayerfully consider supporting this mission.”

For a video iverview of ADA, see https://vimeo.com/314874427.

For more information download a brochure found here: https://www.dsj.org/…/upl…/2019/01/2019-ADA-Brochure1-3D.jpg