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Meaning of Lent Four Evening Presentations with Father Joseph Serano, O. Praem. Time: 5:40 pm (w/ dinner) 6:30 pm (presentation only) Offering: one session: $25 (w/ dinner) $15 (presentation only) four sessions: $90 (w/ dinner) $50 (presentation only) Monday, February 19 - RSVP by Monday, February 12 Lent: Preparing To Renew the Promises of our Baptism ... Lent began as a retreat for catechumens, a final preparation for being baptized at the Easter Vigil. Soon the church realized that it was also an opportunity for those already baptized to renew and deepen their understanding of the Dying and Rising that is at the heart of Discipleship. Monday, February 26 - RSVP by Monday, February 19 Lent: A Season of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving... These three traditional Lenten practices help us remember that we are created by God (and so we pray), broken by sin (and so we fast) but redeemed by grace (and so we give to others as God has given to us). Monday, March 5 - RSVP by Monday, February 26 Lent: Remembering our Fundamental Call to Join the Communion of Saints ... In the final analysis, we are all called to be holy/whole, indeed called to be saints. Yes, that entails behavior ("doing") but first it entails identity ("being true to our best selves"). Baptized into Christ, we are called to be His Body in the world. Monday, March 12 - RSVP by Monday, March 5 A Closer Look at Mary: the First Christian, the First Saint ... The Catholic Tradition has always seen in the Blessed Virgin a glimpse of the "Church at its Best". Thus, not only does Mary help us to understand the Christ whom she bore in her womb, but she also helps us to understand what it means to follow Him, to be Christian.
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