With Joy You Shall Draw Water

The most common question asked at Lent is “what are you giving up?” Lent is a season of fasting, praying and almsgiving, but Jesus will tell us in the Gospel reading on Ash Wednesday “do not be like the hypocrites…” the ones who want to make sure everyone knows that they are sacrificing. Although it is a time of sacrifice and self-denial it is also a time of joy. Joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, it runs deeper than your basic emotions and is deepened by our connection with God! This Lent may we recognize the joy in our giving, the joy in our prayer, and the joy in our fasting! 

Be sure to pick up your copy of the OLIH Lenten Booklet! You can also follow the blog and hear recordings for weekend and holy day Masses, which will give you ways to sink deeper each day!

PRAYER: opportunities for communal prayer and celebration of sacraments

Weekend Masses

  • Saturday 5:00pm

  • Sunday 8:30 & 10:30am


  • 8:30am Daily Mass

  • 9am Stations of the Cross


  • 8:30am Daily Mass

  • 5:30pm Daily Mass


  • 8:30am Daily Mass


  • 8:30am Communion Service


  • 8:30am Daily Mass

  • 9:00-noon Adoration

  • 5:30pm Daily Mass

  • 6:00pm Stations of the Cross

One-time prayer events

  • Sunday, March 31, 3pm Communal Reconciliation*

  • Wednesday, April 3, 8:15pm Women’s Stations of the Cross

1% Challenge

Didn’t get to the 1% challenge in Advent? Maybe you can do it for Lent! The cards are in the Gathering Space and you can still follow the blog here!

Additional Communal Reconciliation Services:

All Saints-March 31, 2:00 pm

St. John  the Apostle-Norwalk—March 31, 1:00 pm

St. Mary-Elkhart—April 7, 2:00 pm

Christ the King—April 7, 6:00 pm

Assumption Granger—April 10, 6:30 pm

St Catherine—April 11, 6:00 pm

St Joseph—April 11, 6:30 pm

St Anthony—April 13, 9:00 am

ACTION: Parish Project - Water Project in Tanzania

Bring your donations to the church on the weekends and either place it in the well in the gathering space, or a well marked envelope in the collection basket. KIDS bring your envelope from Faith Formation and bring it up to the basket that Fr Michael will have at Mass during offertory.

Donate here

For more information on the water project check out this brochure, or contact Richard Job

STUDY: opportunities to grow in faith through head and heart

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

This Lent, journey deeper into intimacy with Jesus, one day at a time!

What: 8 week experience of the Spiritual Exercises
When: Tuesday mornings, 9:00am, in the Green Room (March 12-April 23) or Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm, Location TBD (March 13-April 24).
Cost: materials are online FREE
*If you would prefer to have printed materials $5.00
More information and Register: click HERE

No Greater Love (5 weeks)

When: Tuesday Evenings 7:00-8:30pm (March 12-April 9)
Where: Conference Room
Register: Click Here
Cost: $24.95 (Pay when registering online, cost includes study guide, book and access to the videos online.)

This study with Edward Sri will take you on a “step-by-step journey with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. Biblical experts will shed light on the mystery of Christs suffering and death and bring you to a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love so that you may draw closer to Jesus. 

Fish Fry-days

The Knights of Columbus invite you to their Fish Frydays—March 15 & 29 and April 12, 5:00-7:00 pm in the Social Hall.

The menu will include: Hand Battered Fried Pollock, Baked Cod, Fish Tacos, Baked Potatoes, Corn, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls, Ice Cream Sundaes and "Grilled Cheese and Tater-tots" for the kids. A free will offering will be taken and all money raised goes to support local charities such as Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside, On With Life, Dorothy’s House, Rebuilding Together, etc.

Here are some great non-meat ideas to try:

Friday Meals for Families During Lent

30+ Meatless Family Recipes for Lent 

41 Meatless Meals for Lent 

Freezer Recipes for Lent 

50 Meatless Meals for Lent

12 Kid-Friendly Meatless Meals for Lent

8 Meatless Meals for Lent 

32 Meatless Meals for Lent