Lent 2024

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Ash Wednesday, February 14th

Mass: 8:45am at St. Matthew

Mass: 6:30pm St. Matthew

 

Prayer and Distribution of Ashes only: 10:30am, St. Mary

Prayer and Distribution of Ashes only: 12:00pm, St. Matthew, Little Brick Church

Prayer and Distribution of Ashes only: 6:00pm, St. Mary

 

Lenten Events at St. Matthew Parish      Click here to see Lent Events Calendar

One Time Events

Jesus Written on our Hearts – a Parish Mission – led by Dr. Dan Scholz                        

Tuesday-Thursday Feb. 27-29th 7:oopm at St. Matthew in the main church.

Dynamic speaker Dr. Dan Scholz will help us look at the scriptures of Lent and draw the connection between the Old Testament readings and the New Testament.  Through his engaging speaking style, Dr. Scholz engages the audience and brings the stories and messages of Scripture to life in ways we may not have experienced before.  Dr. Scholz will speak Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday is an evening of praise and worship music led by Chris O’Loughlin.  An experience you do not want to miss!

 

Men’s Retreat Saturday, March 2nd 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM at St. Matthews in the Saints rooms.

Men, what’s your plan in life? How can we prepare for the rest of our lives as Catholic men?  
Men ages 18+ are invited to join Deacon Steve Kramer for an afternoon Lenten retreat. We will meet in the Saints Rooms from  2:00-3:30, followed by 4:00pm Mass. This retreat is free and light snacks will be  provided. Email [email protected] to register for this retreat. Registration is helpful, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

12 Hours of Reconciliation, Wednesday, March 20th.  Area priests will be available for the sacrament of Reconciliation at 11 parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  Please go to

https://www.archmil.org/Pray-Reconcile-Rejoice

 

Weekly Lenten Offerings

 

Adult Lent Group  - Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:30pm at St. Matthew – Jesus and the Eucharist

Using short videos and discussion of provided questions, this reflection group helps us explore the “big” questions of our Catholic faith – What’s our story? Who is Jesus? Am I saved? Why a church? The story of the Eucharist and more!  Contact Carol at [email protected] to register.

 

Stations of the Cross – Wednesdays 10:30am & Thursdays 7:00pm at St. Matthew in the Little Brick Church

Please note that on Wednesday mornings, we also pray the Rosary at 10:00am.  You are welcome to join us for both devotions, or just one.

 

Youth Lent Group – 1st & 3rd Sundays 11am-noon. Why do we do what we do at Mass? Stand, sit, kneel.  The same words every time.  What does it all mean? Why does it matter?   Middle and high school students are welcome to come and find out!  Contact Karin at [email protected] to sign up.

 

Come to the Quiet: Tuesdays at St. Mary by the Lake

Step out of the busyness of our lives and come into the quiet of Prayer. Prayer resources will be available, and all are welcome to bring individual materials. No time commitment is expected, and all are welcome, whenever you can be there.
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Angelus and Rosary are prayed.
6:30 pm-7:30 pm – The Church is open for quiet prayer and reflection.

 

Lenten Almsgiving at St. Matthew

Pick up your Rice Bowl!  CRS Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Lenten alms donated through CRS Rice Bowl support the work of CRS in more than 120 different countries each year. Twenty-five percent of donations to CRS Rice Bowl stay in the local diocese, supporting hunger and poverty alleviation efforts. Since its inception in 1975, CRS Rice Bowl has raised more than $330 million.  Please be generous as we support those near and far who are in need.  Checks can be written to St. Matthew Parish memo line: Lent CRS.

Plarn mats continue…Last year’s Lent outreach of making plarn mats for the homeless has continued!  Those who are interested in cutting, looping or crocheting to create mats, please contact Janice at the parish office for more details.  [email protected] or ext. 120