Be the Mission - Thursday Lenten Evenings of Reflection
February 23 (makeup day), 26; March 5,12, 19 ( 7:00 – 8:30 pm)
Community Penance Service
March 26 ( 7:00 pm)
Stations of the Cross
February 27; March 6,13,20,27 ( 7:00 pm)
Mass Schedule & Sacraments
Daily Mass 9:00 AM - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place after the 9:00 a.m. morning Mass until 12:00 Noon. There will be no formal reposition (Benediction) at Noon until September. The only time Exposition will not occur on Wednesday is because of a funeral scheduled.
Our Lady of Peace School students ordinarily attend Wednesday morning Mass when school is in session. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Holy Days will be announced in the bulletin.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:45 – 4:15 PM Saturday Afternoon or by appointment.
The Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism will be scheduled by appointment. Baptismal preparation may be required with our Baptismal Team.
Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation for all those in the Eighth Grade will be celebrated this year at Christ the Servant Parish on Sunday February 23, 2014. Families wishing to celebrate Confirmation next year should be registered as a participating member of our Parish School of Religion which is held on Sundays. For Registration please contact Ms. Lynn Adamski, PSR Director.
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The Sacrament of Confirmation confers special graces of the Holy Spirit upon the person being confirmed, just as such graces were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. Like Baptism, therefore, it can only be performed once, and Confirmation increases and deepens all of the graces granted at Baptism.
Communion for those in Hospitals or Nursing Homes
Because an increasing number of hospitals and nursing homes are not permitted to publicize information about which patients/residents are Catholic, please notify the parish at 330.492.0757 or firstname.lastname@example.org if a family member is in one of these care facilities.
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will take place the first Sunday of every month following the 9 am mass. In case of serious illness or serious hospitalization please call the parish office for a home or hospital visit and the reception of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
Sacrament of Matrimony
The Sacrament of Marriage is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife
speaks of family values and also God’s covenantal relationship with us. Please contact the parish for information no less than 6 months in advance of the date desired. Also, there is a required marriage formation class for those preparing for marriage.
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation
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YEAR ROUND RCIA MODEL
PERIOD OF INQUIRY (indefinite period of time, offered 12 months)
Inquiry Team: Composed of parishioners who want to act as a “welcoming committee” for the parish; team members need to focus on evangelization, proclaiming Christ, sharing their faith experiences, praying with and answering questions regarding Catholic tradition, customs, and the overall process of initiation. Individuals having interest in the Catechumenate or Candidacy will have the opportunity to meet with the pastor or a team member concerning the RCIA process.
PERIOD OF THE CATECHUMENATE/CANDIDATE INSTRUCTIONAL PERIOD
Formal entry into the Catechumenate/Candidate Instructional period occurs at the Rite of Acceptance/Rite of Welcoming, which will be celebrated at Sunday Liturgy ( First Sunday of Advent or when necessary to welcome new individuals into the Catechumenate. Scheduling of these rites will be done by the director and approved by the pastor.
Catechetical Team: Composed of parishioners or teachers who have a basic understanding of tradition, scripture, liturgy, church doctrine, etc, and who can lead sessions in a manner that is conversational and spiritually enriching.
Process Structure (Catechumens/Candidates) is as follows
Catechumens and Candidates
Time of Participation in the Catechumenate: to coincide with Diocesan guidelines. Catechumenate functions 12 months out of the year
* Will accommodate: individuals not yet ready to move into Purification and Enlightenment, due to unusual marriage circumstance or recent entry into the Catechumenate
*Sacraments of Initiation always to be celebrated at the Easter Vigil.
Regular Mass Attendance: Catechumens/Candidates are expected to attend Mass regularly.
Breaking Open the Word Sessions: Held weekly during Lent. Facilitated by a catechist, normally following the homily at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on the Sundays of Lent.
Catechetical Sessions: Regular instructional sessions that focus on doctrinal topics that stem out of the upcoming week’s lectionary readings – and which continue to integrate the Catechumens into the faith life of the Church. Every effort is made to avoid a purely didactic approach and to create an atmosphere conducive for conversation and reflective learning.
Prayer Services: Catechumens/Candidates should participate in regularly-scheduled prayer services (at the convenience of the team/director). Prayer services can substitute regularly scheduled catechetical session.
Service Projects: Catechumen/Candidates should participate in a minimum of one service project, but as many as necessary to equal 15 hours of service prior to baptism or full communion. The service project should serve to open them up to deeper awareness and reflection on Catholic Social Teaching. Service can be done on one’s own time to accommodate work/personal schedules.
Catechumens - Candidates
Note: Completion of an instruction period does not automatically qualify one for Confirmation, as more time may be needed to accommodate individual circumstances (i.e. marriage situations and/or personal readiness).
Meeting with Parish Mentors: (could be team members or sponsors) Every six weeks a meeting at convenience of the Mentor/Candidate. Focus will be on personal assessment of progress and desire for full communion. Mentors are to help the Catechumen/Candidate in the journey process.
PERIOD OF PURIFICATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT
This phase functions only during Lent and only for those individuals ready to move beyond the Catechumenate into Election, and consists of the liturgical Rites of Sending, Election/Continued Conversion, and the Scrutinies.
Sessions: Regular catechetical session schedule remains functioning to coincide with year-round Catechumenate phase.
Rites of Sending/Election/Continued Conversion: Always held on the first Sunday of Lent.
Scrutinies: Always celebrated on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent.
Lenten Retreat: Lenten retreat will be scheduled at Walsh University, facilitated by Campus Ministry.
PERIOD OF MYSTAGOGIA
Sessions: Sessions are designated for post-baptismal catechesis of the neophytes and the candidates. As such, they will be held during the Easter Season for the newly-baptized and those who came into full communion with the Church up to Pentecost. Sessions should be scheduled, facilitated by the director and team members. Focus should be on full communion members attaining a “fuller and more effective understanding of the mysteries…through their experience of the sacraments.” Included therein could be a retreat that specifically reflects on the continuous liturgy of the Easter Triduum.