STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Parishioners are invited to come to the main church every Friday during Lent to pray a parishioner-led Stations of the Cross at 3 PM. Each week will feature a different version of the Stations and begin with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Volunteers will be needed to carry the cross and lead the readings. All are welcome to participate on any Friday. Also, come see our new carved stations that add to the beautiful by Bolesław Parasion by allowing people to pray either the scriptural stations or the traditional arrangement! Note: Stations on February 16 will be during 40 Hours Adoration.
February 16: Stations of the Cross (Mary's Way of the Cross) | February 23: Stations of the Cross by St. Josemaría Escrivá | March 1: Stations of the Cross by Pope St. John Paull II | March 8: Stations of the Cross (Scriptural Stations) | March 15: Stations of the Cross by Ven. Mother Angelica | March 22: Stations of the Cross by St. Faustina | March 29: Stations of the Cross (Carmelite Stations)
St. Mary’s vocation discerners will also be leading Stations at Old Town Chapel every Tuesday at 11 AM.
The church is also open during the day for people to pray on their own or online using the St. Mary’s station guide: StMarysParkCity.com/stations
Stations of the Cross will be prayed in Spanish at the White Pine Church on Friday at 6 PM.
El Vía Crucis se rezará en español en la Iglesia de White Pine los viernes a las 6 PM.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY
MARCH 16, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Come join St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus at their St. Patrick’s Day dinner party on Saturday, March 16! All parishioners and all families are invited to honor this great saint (feast day March 17). Stop by for corned beef, cabbage, carrots, boiled potatoes, and some Irish soda bread followed by ice cream! Music will be provided for dancing after dinner! The event will start at 7 PM in the social hall. All families are encouraged to attend! All proceeds benefit local Knights of Columbus annual charities. Tickets will be available online. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the website at StMarysParkCity.com/Knights.
DIOCESAN RETREAT | MARCH 23, ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH
AND PENANCE SERVICE | MARCH 6, ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH
The Diocese is hosting a free Lent Retreat at St. Vincent de Paul Parish on March 23. The English session will be held from 9 AM to 12 PM. A Spanish retreat will follow from 1 PM to 4 PM. The presenter for the English session will be Fr. Ray John Marek, OMI; the presenter for the Spanish session will be Fr. Alfredo Basualdo. For more information, contact Trisha Norcross, 801-328-8641 ext. 369. To stay updated please visit the diocesan website at dioslc.org.
St. Vincent will also be hosting a Penance service on March 6 at 6 PM. The parish address is 1375 Spring Lane Salt Lake City, UT 84117.
LENTEN RETREAT | FEBRUARY 27 - 29
CAPPADOCIA: CHURCH IN CRISIS
Join us for a retreat given over three evenings and be transported to the ancient territory of Cappadocia. Located in modern day Turkey, this region of fantastic landscapes was seminal in the development of Christianity and witnessed some of the principal upheavals that led to the formation of the Creed we pray every Mass on Sunday. Over three evenings we will examine three crises that took place in the cradle of Christianity and touch on our lives of faith today; a Pentecostal crisis in the second century and its ongoing ramifications for charismatic ministries today, the terrifying account of a woman masquerading as a bishop in a time of persecution in the third century, and finally, the moment Christianity almost self-destructed in the fourth century resulting in the creation of the Nicene Creed.
TUESDAY: The Crisis of Montanism and the Enthusiastic Movements
WEDNESDAY: The possessed woman masquerading as a cleric
THURSDAY: Neo-Arian smoke and saintly heroism
RETIRO IN ESPAÑOL A LA IGLESIA DE STA. MARÍA: "EL AMOR DE DIOS, FE Y CONVERSIÓN"
Por favor acompáñenos al retiro de cuaresma “El Amor de Dios, Fe y Conversión”, en Sta. María, del jueves 7 de marzo al sábado 9 de marzo de 6 PM a 8 PM en el salón social, con el Presentador el Dr. Antonio Ramírez. Favor de llamar a la oficina para registrarse (435-649-9676).
DOWNLOAD THE HALLOW APP FOR FREE
Great news — we at St. Mary’s are excited to announce that we are partnering with Hallow this Lent! Parishioners are invited to access all premium app content beginning now through Easter Sunday. We’ll have a specific Lenten prayer challenge starting Ash Wednesday, but you don’t have to wait. You can begin praying with Hallow today! Hallow is the #1 prayer app in the world. Through prayer and meditation rooted in the Catholic faith, Hallow helps people grow closer to God and find peace. Users are able to pray alongside Fr. Mike, Immaculee, Mark Wahlberg, Jonathan Roumie, Bishop Barron, Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs, and many more. To register, please visit hallow.com/holyday and search for St. Mary’s Park City in the drop-down.
"THE STREET" - FEBRUARY 24 AT 7 PM
Please join us for a special evening put on by St. Mary’s, the Utah Chapter of the American Harp Society, and Writ & Vision, featuring famed harpist Parker Ramsay.
Come hear Ramsay, the exclusive performer of the The Street, play this unique musical meditation on the Stations of the Cross. There will also be an opportunity to purchase religious art conveying Easter themes by Ester Candari. The Street is a set of meditations on the fourteen stations of the cross scored for solo harp. Each movement can, in some performances, be paired with plainchant, chosen to augment and in some cases provide counterpoint to the traditional narrative of Good Friday. The spark for each movement is original texts by Alice Goodman — either read aloud or read in silence — which are simultaneously specific, evocative, mysterious, and poetic. The Utah Chapter of the American Harp Association, the largest chapter in the country, is pleased to bring Harpist Parker Ramsay to Park City. Recent and upcoming performances of his include solo performances at Alice Tully Hall, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, King’s College, Cambridge, the Spoleto Festival USA and more.
The St. Mary’s website is a great source for online content to help you grow in your faith this Lent. Check out the many options below:
VIRTUAL MORNING COFFEE
Each morning, enjoy your coffee, chat and pray with others, listen to the readings and hear from Fr. Gray via live-stream! Morning Coffee sessions are at 9 AM Saturday through Wednesday. Visit StMarysParkCity.com/COFFEE to join.
Unique and not to be found anywhere else! Receive reflections on scripture and daily readings! To get St. Mary’s own daily, written E-Reflections in your inbox, text Reflections to 84576 from your smartphone.
FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
1. All Catholics 14 years and older are to abstain from all meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent, unless a particular Friday is a solemnity (March 25 - Solemnity of the Annunciation).
2. All Catholics who are between the ages of 18-59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. (Canon #1252)
3. Fasting permits one full meal and two lesser meals, which combined are not greater than the full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted.
4. A spirit of fasting is recommended during all of Lent in anticipation of the great feast of Easter. In this way, Christians express their hunger for God, their responsibility to the poor and their recognition of the Kingdom of God as the answer to all human hungers.
5. “Pastors and parents are to see to it that minors who are not bound by the law of fast and abstinence are educated in an authentic sense of penance.” (Canon #1252)
Airport workers, travelers and others while on board ships or airplanes are dispensed from the laws of fasting and abstinence for the duration of their journey (except Good Friday). However, it is desirable that those so dispensed should perform some pious work in compensation.
Every Catholic is to receive Holy Communion at least once between the First Sunday of Lent, February 18, 2024 and Trinity Sunday, May 26, 2024, unless a just cause would warrant some other time of year. (Canon #920)