The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred upon ten young men and women from Holy Rosary parish on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at a special 7:00 p.m. Mass.
Bishop John Brungardt will be here to confirm Jaelyn Bridges, Carson Cargill, Grady Clouse, Lainey Coley, Tori Fischer, Easton Hrencher, Rylee Jacobson, Matthew Piper, Kassidy Rambat, and Emma Randels.
All are encouraged to attend the Confirmation Mass and cake and punch reception immediately following to celebrate these newly Confirmed Catholics.
Lent begins Ash Wednesday, February 14th, and Mass will be at St. Boniface at 8:30 a.m., St. John at 6:00 p.m., and Holy Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Throughout Lent Stations of the Cross and Mass will be held in the evenings at each parish in order to give more people the opportunity to participate. Stations and Mass are scheduled at Holy Rosary on Tuesday evenings at 5:30, at St. John on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m., and at St. Boniface each Friday at 5:30 p.m.
On Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m., Stations and Mass will alternate between Holy Rosary and St. Boniface beginning February 21st at Medicine Lodge. Confirmation is at Medicine Lodge on February 28th, so Stations and Mass will resume Wednesday, March 7th at Sharon, with a parish penance service immediately following. On March 14th, Stations, Mass and a parish penance service will be at Medicine Lodge. Stations and Mass will be at Sharon on both March 21st and 28th. St. John will have the Sacrament of Reconciliation after Stations and Mass on Thursday, March 22nd .
For Holy Week, Holy Thursday Mass will be at St. Boniface at 6:00 p.m on March 29th. On March 30th, Good Friday liturgies will be held at 1:00 p.m. at St. Boniface; 6:00 p.m. at St. John, and finally at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary.
On Holy Saturday the Easter Vigil will be celebrated at Sharon at 8:00 p.m., with Easter Sunday Masses celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary and 10:30 a.m. at St. John.
Lent is a season of penance, prayer and fasting, spiritual disciplines that prepare us for Easter. Catholics are not just encouraged to give something up for Lent, but also to take something on, so this Lent please consider taking part in the Formed parish-wide study "A Lent to Remember." It's an engaging and beautifully filmed program, it's easy to participate, and it will deepen your Lenten experience this year.
Every parishioner in Barber County has free access to the Formed Catholic website. In addition to many of the best Catholic movies, books, video and audio programs, and children's programming available anywhere, Formed also offers individual or parish-wide study programs. They've created "A Lent to Remember" for parishes across the country to use this Lent.
"A Lent to Remember" consists of four short episodes, plus a very short bonus video for children. Everyone is encouraged to view one episode per week over the next four weeks of Lent. Each has a run time of 15 to 30 minutes and can be viewed at your convenience on a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.
If you haven't already created an account on Formed, it's easy to do. Just follow this link: https://barbercountycatholic.formed.org and enter your email address and create a password to get started. Once you've created your account, you'll find "A Lent to Remember" on our Formed home page.