Welcome to Our Lady of Consolation
Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil - 4:30pm
Sunday Liturgy - 8:30am & 11:00am
Daily Mass - Tuesday-Friday - 8:00am - Chapel
Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Rosary - Monday - 3:00pm - Chapel
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - First Fridays - 8:20am - 12:00pm - Chapel

Lent 2015

Stations of the Cross will be in the Church every Friday of Lent at 12:15pm & 7:00pm

If you are able, consider praying the rosary with our group every Monday at 3:00pm in the parish activity center chapel. This could be an extra special devotion during lent.

Click here for Guidelines Regarding Fast & Abstinence (PDF).


Adult Catholicism Series by Father Robert Barron

This series started on February 25 and will continue each Wednesday at 8:45 am or 7:00 pm during Lent. Each week will bring a different topic. Attend whenever you can. Click here for details.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The season of Lent will soon be upon us, beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 18th. Now is the time for each of us to decide how we can best use this holy season to deepen our relationship with God and to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Easter. The traditional practices of Lent are Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving.

PRAYER
Jesus calls each of us to spend time with him in prayer every day. Besides personal prayer, attendance at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass should also be a priority. In addition to our celebration of Sunday Mass, I encourage you to consider attending daily Mass if you are able. We will also be offering the Stations of the Cross each Friday of Lent, at 12:15 and 7:00 pm in the church.

FASTING
Besides the official fasting and abstinence required by the Church, Lent is traditionally a time to "give something up" as an act of self-denial. Each of us should try to deny ourselves some favorite food, drink, or pastime (such as TV, or unnecessary time spent on the computer). Moreover, we should try to "give up" our bad habits, trying a little harder to cooperate with God's grace.

ALMSGIVING
Each Lent we are provided with "Rice Bowls" to collect our extra change and/or the money we did not spend because we "gave something up," or because we ate simple meals on the Fridays of Lent. Lent can also be a time to donate in a more sacrificial way to one's parish as well as to a favorite charity, and our Friends in Christ Food Pantry is always in need of additional funds during these tough economic times.

Another way to "give alms" is with our time. Visiting the sick, volunteering to help the elderly, or becoming part of the "Feed the Flock" ministry, are just a few of the ways we can share our most valuable treasure ... our time.

IN CONCLUSION ...
Some people might think that Lent has to be a somber or sad time. Nothing could be further from the truth. In one of the prayers of Lent, the Church thanks God saying: "Each year you give us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed." And again: "This great season of grace is your gift to your family to renew us in spirit." Although the decor and music in church might be sober, the purpose of this "wilderness" is to remind us to set distractions aside so that we see what is important: where we need spiritual growth, and how we can better serve God and our neighbor.

May God bless each of us with the grace we need to use this holy season in a way that will open us up to the action of God to whom the Church prays: "You teach us how to live in this passing world with our heart set on the world that will never end."

Peace to you all!
Fr. Peter

Adult Catholicism Series by Father Robert Barron

This series will start on February 25th & continue each Wednesday at 8:45 am or 7:00 pm during Lent. Each week will bring a different topic.

Feb. 25…... The Mystery of God
March 4….. The Teachings of Jesus
March 11… The Indispensable Men
March 18… The Mystical Union of Christ & the Church
March 25…. Liturgy and Eucharist
April 1……. Prayer & the Life of the Spirit

Attend whenever you can. If you have questions, please call the parish office at 769-1755.



Mission Statement

We the people of Our Lady of Consolation Parish, called to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition, dedicate ourselves to living the Gospel by:

  • Worshiping God through the Eucharist
  • Fostering education
  • Instilling family values
  • Promoting social justice
  • Building a community where all are welcome

We commit ourselves to generosity and to the responsible use of our spiritual and material resources.