"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." - Matthew 25:35-36
If you’re interested in helping those in need, serving your parish, growing in your faith, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you. Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community, and grow in your faith. We are a band of brothers, a network of men in communities around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor. Our Lady of the Lakes Council #3359 has the honor to serve five parishes: St. Mary Church (Denville); St. Cecilia Church (Rockaway); Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (Rockaway) St. Catherine of Siena Church (Mountain Lakes); and St. Simon the Apostle Church (Rockaway Township). If you are interested in learning more about the Knights of Columbus, please contact the Grand Knight by clicking HERE.
RESOURCES FOR LENT
“Remember, you are dust and to dust you will return.” These are the words that welcome us into the Lenten season. They are, frankly, not very welcoming: forty days of fasting, prayer, and sacrifice, introduced with a reminder of our own mortality. No wonder people get more excited for Advent.
Lent can seem like a chore, something to be endured or survived. It is tempting to skip ahead to Easter, to focus on the celebration to come, instead of the long road to get there. But Lent has its own gifts, and if we have the patience and the courage to enter fully into this season, we can uncover them.
Lent is a time to meditate on how much we need God, on how little we can manage alone. Realizing our own limitations can inspire us to greater gratitude for God’s blessings, and a deeper desire to support others around us who are struggling. As we accompany Christ on his road to Calvary, we become more aware of everyone who has helped us to carry our own crosses, and the importance of helping others carry theirs. Below are a number of resources to help you engage with this holy season.
During the Lenten Season consider 8 Ways to Pray for Lent from Loyola Ministries.
Ignatian Resources for Lent
Loyola Press presents Living Lent Daily, a daily email series that delivers reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent. Sign up to receive the daily messages from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday here.
The Ignatian Solidarity Network is offering a series called Break Forth: A Daily Lenten Call to Solidarity, featuring reflections from members of the Ignatian network engaged in work for racial equality, criminal justice, alleviation of poverty, and environmental justice. The reflections will be based around daily readings, and will feature more than 20 writers from the Jesuit network. You can sign up to subscribe to these reflections at the link above.
Holy Cross University is offering a series of daily Lenten reflections called Return to Me, and will include reflections written by Holy Cross students, faculty, alumni, and friends.
Jesuit and Ignatian prayer sites are another great way to pray during Lent. IgnatianSpirituality.com has a compilation of online retreats, video reflections and articles for the Lenten season, including a series of weekly reflections, From Ashes to Glory. JesuitPrayer.org, produced by the Midwest Jesuits, offers the daily Scripture, along with an Ignatian prayer for the day and an Ignatian reflection written by Jesuits and lay collaborators. Sacred Space, run by the Irish Jesuits and Loyola Press, offers an online Lent Retreat, as well as daily prayers and reflections. Pray as You Go, by the British Jesuits, has daily audio prayer sessions that you can download.
COUNCIL CHILI CONTEST
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Chairperson: Guy Mariani