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1 Saint Francis of Assisi Parish February 21, nd Sunday of Lent To be a community that lives the Gospel of Jesus Christ through prayer, love, and service. Historic Church Corner of Franklin & Lava in Downtown Bend Catholic School 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend, OR (541) Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: New Church 5:00 p.m. Sunday: New Church 7:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday: Historic Church 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday: Historic Church 7:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Saturday: Historic Church 8:00 a.m. Misa en Español Favor de ver el boletin en Espanol para actividades en Espanol. Domingo: Nueva Iglesia 12:30 p.m. Morning Prayer From the Liturgy of the Hours Monday Friday: Historic Church 6:40 a.m. Saturday: Historic Church 7:40 a.m. Exposition Benediction Monday Friday: Historic Church 7:30 a.m..6:00 p.m. Holy Hour: 1st Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Anointing Mass follows at 12:15 p.m. Reconciliation Confessions Tuesday: Historic Church 7:30 8:00 a.m. Saturday: Historic Church 8:30 9:30 a.m. Saturday: New Church 3:00 4:30 p.m. Send Bulletin Announcements by 5 p.m. on Thursdays (9 days prior to publication) to Tina at: Comments, Questions, Concerns, your Parish Council at: For questions about how to reserve facilities, please call the Parish Office at (541) New Church St. Clare Chapel Parish Offices 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend, Oregon Office (541) Fax (541) Parish Website: Parish Services Ministries School Pastor for the Parish Rev. Julian Cassar Father Julian s Blog: Parish Blog: Facebook: Parochial Vicar Rev. Joseph T. Kunnelaya Front Office Coordinator René Lassila Director of Faith Formation Daniel Gutierrez School Principal Crystal Nunez-Mooney Finance Director Jane Rude Elementary School Faith Formation 1st Reconciliation Eucharist Vacation Bible School (K 5) Barbara Mendoza-Lehr Middle School High School Faith Formation Confirmation Teen Seekers Scouts (Grades 6 12) Janet Schwarz, Assistant Director of Religious Education / Young Adults Adult Faith Formation RCIA (For those who wish to become Catholic) Sister Kevin Musonye Baptisms Weddings Funerals Baptisms: Scout Lappe Weddings: Natasha Rider Funerals: Call the Parish Office (541) Music Director Choir Director Liturgist Colleen Rastovich Judy Goff René Lassila Health Ministry Terry O Neil/Laurie Slye

2 Make the Most of Lent This Year (Part 1) L ent is an annual opportunity for us to check up on the state of our spiritual health. Here are 40 practical suggestions to wake up your spiritual life and to put more meaning into your daily life. Make use of this list as you see fit, realizing that if you miss a few along the way, that s all right your intent to make this Lent meaningful is what counts the most. The second 20 (Part 2) will appear later. Change the Channel: Ash Wednesday signals a major change in how you ll live the next 40 days. Signal that change by skipping TV all day, at least for one day during Lent. Feed Your Soul: Many people today are overworked and under nurtured. Schedule weekly dates to do something fulfilling alone; i.e., browse an antique shop, listen to a favorite CD, read a good article, watch an educational program, write daily reflections in a journal. Start today. Eat Light: Cut back on the size of your meals today, and especially on the other Fridays of Lent. And give the money saved on food to charities that feed hungry people. Be a Simon of Cyrene: Simon helped Jesus carry His cross. Today, offer to help a neighbor or a family member, with a tough chore. The help can be physical, emotional, or spiritual. Show that you care. Worship with Friends and Family: Be attentive to the readings, songs, and prayers at Mass. Discuss the sermon or homily with your family. Read the Bulletin weekly. Avoid Gossip: Avoid situations that tempt you to talk negatively about others. When talking about others, say nice things, or say nothing at all. Send a Message: Write a letter to someone from whom you re estranged, seeking to re-establish your friendship. A phone call or an can do miracles, too. If you need to, apologize and ask forgiveness. If appropriate, offer your own forgiveness. Give It Up: Pick one habit that drags you down or keeps you from living fully. Just for today, let go of it. Fill that emptiness with something positive. Share a Meal: Make a meal to bring to a shut-in neighbor or friend, or invite someone to a meal at your home. Rise and Pray: Get up half an hour early today and spend the time in prayer. You can meditate, say memorized prayers, read the Bible, listen to inspirational music, write in a journal, or simply watch a beautiful sunrise. You can also stop by the Church and spend time alone with Jesus. Be Complimentary: Compliment someone on a job well done. Look around your life for an unsung hero, and thank that person for his/her diligence, competence, and dedication. Clear Away Clutter: Sometimes, outward messiness in our lives reflects an inner clutter. Clean up a junk drawer, a messy closet or counter, or piled-up mail. Then appreciate a job well done. Drop Your Worries: Think of the day ahead. Whenever a worry comes to mind, imagine placing it in God s hands. Proceed through your day with a lightened heart. Give the Shirt Off Your Back: Look in your closet for good clothes you no longer wear. Donate them to someone who could use them well. Keep It in Mind: Memorize a short phrase or passage from Scripture, and repeat it to yourself during the day. Use it as a Grace at your dinner table, and share it with others. Skip the Sweets: Forego sweets and candy today, but pay attention to the taste of what you do eat. Ask God to fill the hunger of your heart. Tune into a Station: Pick one of the Stations of the Cross (Jesus accepts His cross, Jesus falls, Jesus dies on the cross, etc.), meditating on how it relates to your life. Remember Jesus love and courage, and learn from Him. Take a Stand: Write a letter to a public official or a newspaper or magazine, stating your views on a moral issue that concerns you or your community. Send a call for a conscientious change. Stretch Your Mind: Read a book, watch a good movie, or see a play. Try on a new perspective or view of life. God bless you, Father Julian

3 ST. FRANCIS PARISH LIFE 3 MASS INTENTIONS: FOR: REQUESTED BY: Saturday, February 20th 5:00 p.m. (N) Paul, Amy Callie Schmitke (L) Sandy McJunkin Sunday, February 21st 7:30 a.m. (N) David Nasharr (D) Ronald and Madeline Nasharr 10:00 a.m. (N) Billy Sandburg (D) Joe and Pauline LaCasse (Spanish Mass) 12:30 p.m. (N) Paola Baza (D) Dominga Dominguez 4:30 p.m. (H) Fr. Julian (L) Pamela Van Eikeren Monday, February 22nd 7:00 a.m. (H) John McCance (L) Ann McCance 12:15 p.m. (H) Esther Gillan (D) O Shei Family Tuesday, February 23rd 7:00 a.m. (H) Sarah McCance (L) Ann McCance (School Mass) 8:15 a.m. (N) Jim Lynch (D) Pat Lynch 12:15 p.m. (H) Honey Canney (L) MaryAnne Hollander Wednesday, February 24th 7:00 a.m. (H) Grace McCance (L) Ann McCance 12:15 p.m. (H) Mary Jeanne Berns (D) Barbara Harrigan Thursday, February 25th 7:00 a.m. (H) Val and Rosemary Cichon (L) Ann McCance 12:15 p.m. (H) Catherine Ford (D) Veronica Berreen Friday, February 26th 7:00 a.m. (N) Peter Jauregui (D) Patty Christopher 12:15 p.m. (H) Jacob Winebarger (D) The Wyllie Family Saturday, February 27th 8:00 a.m. (H) Fr. Joseph (L) Pamela VanEikeren (N) = New Church (H) = Historic Church To schedule a Mass, please call the Parish Office at (541) To be listed in this Parish Bulle n, call before 3 p.m. on Thursdays nine (9) days prior to publica on. Saturday February 27th 6 to 10 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul s 4th Annual Have a Heart for Bend Dinner & Benefit Fundraiser providing food, shelter & assistance locally BEER & WINE TASTING SILENT AUCTION 50/50 RAFFLE DRAWING GREEK BUFFET DINNER Ticket Price $25 each Raffle Tickets $5 each/5 for $20 Dance to the easy rock tunes featuring: Out of the Blue Last chance to get your tickets after all the Masses! or at the following locations: Elite Repeat St. Vincent de Paul Bend, 950 SE 3rd St. Or Will Call at (541) Elks Lodge, Boyd Acres Rd., Bend, Oregon 97701

4 4 ST. FRANCIS PARISH LIFE St. Francis 2015 Year-End Financials Year-End Financials (Cont d) Page 2 Year-End Financials (Cont d) Page 3 Submi ed by Jane Rude, Finance Director

5 ST. FRANCIS PARISH LIFE Stations of the Cross Women s Retreat The Stations of the Cross are being held every Friday during Lent at 7 p.m. in the New Church. Please join us! St. Francis Seniors Mass We will come to pray together at the Historic Church for Mass on Friday, February 26th, at 12:15 p.m., followed by a delicious luncheon at 1:15 p.m. at Anthony s in the Old Mill District. Call or text Sue Rosa at (541) to RSVP. Parish Lenten Mission Fr. Lappe will join us to preach at ALL the weekend Masses on his Mission s theme, Lord, Teach Us to Pray! on Saturday, February 27th, and on Sunday, February 28th. He will continue his talks from Monday to Wednesday following at the 12:15 p.m. Mass in the Historic Church and at 7 p.m. in the New Church. Would you like to be better at praying? Would you like to be able to know what God wants for you and your life? Would you like to be aware of God s work and direction in your life and the life of your family? The Lord wants us to have a real relationship with us where we can know His love and care even in the midst of life s trials and difficulties. Our Lenten Mission is going to give us the opportunity to rediscover the Lord s invitation to prayer and how we can recognize His voice and the direction he gives during our life. Our Mission will offer some basic teaching on prayer and discernment drawing especially from the wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Fr. Lappe will be available for confessions after his talks, and Fr. Julian or Fr. Joseph will be available before the talks. Have a Heart for Bend On Saturday, February 27th, from 6 to 10 p.m., you don t want to miss the 4th Annual St. Vincent de Paul Dinner / Dance and Benefit Fundraiser. Look for the St. Vincent volunteers in the blue SVdP apron selling tickets again this weekend your last chance to buy them after all the Masses before the event! Don t wait until they re all gone! (See pg. 3 for all the event details.) St. Benedict s Lodge at McKenzie Bridge is offering a Women s Prayer Day on Tuesday, March 1st, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme is Opening the Door to Mercy presented by speaker, Linda Beach. The cost is only $15 and includes a morning snack and lunch. Call St. Benedict s at (541) to reserve a space or to: Or for more information, call Peggy Hayward at (541) Rachel s Vineyard Retreat Are you suffering from abortion? Release the burden once and for all! Join us for a Rachel s Vineyard Ministries Retreat in the Diocese of Spokane, Washington, from Thursday, March 3rd, to Sunday, March 6th. For more information, please call (509) or send an to or visit the Web site at (Note: You must register by Saturday, February 27th to attend this retreat.) Pier Giorgio Men s Group On Friday, March 4th, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., our Parish Men s Group will begin the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues program. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust: these seven deadly sins are patterns of dysfunction that keep us separated from God and ultimately lead to unhappiness. Join us as we embark on Father Robert Barron s exploration of these seven sinful patterns and also learn how practicing countervailing virtues can break the cycle of sin. To find out more information, contact Justin Lappe at (541) , or stop by the Parish Office to sign up. Married Couples Just as Peter, John, and James experienced the Transformation of Jesus, let Jesus transform your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are April 29th to May 1st at the Powell Butte Retreat Center, and May 27th to May 29th at Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center in Beaverton, OR. For more information, call (503) or apply online at Additional dates and locations are also available and listed online. 5

6 6 ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL NEWS Did You Know... St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Offers Full Time Pre-Kindergarten, 8 a.m. 3 p.m. 3-yr-olds and 4-yr-olds for the School Year PK-8th Grade Enrollment for New Families Opens March 1st! Call the School Office at (541) to schedule your tour today! Congratulations to the 5 8th graders! The Science Fair Projects were outstanding. Special awards went to the following students: Best Baking Project 5th Grade: Abbie O Shei Most Outstanding Project 5th grade: Kinley Wigle Best Plant Project 5th grade: Liam Gilman Most Unusual Project 5th Grade: Wyatt Lawson Most Interesting Project 5th Grade: Monroe Freeling Best Water Project 5th Grade: Clement Link Best Food Related Project MS: Michaela Lorenz Best Physics/Sports Project MS: Callahan Moore Best Biology Project MS: Patrick Covlin Best Chemistry Project MS: Sophie O Shei Most Unusual Project MS: Alia Torres Most Interesting Project MS: Stevie Fawcett Most Outstanding Project MS: Sophie O Shei PLEASE keep saving those Box Tops and those Campbell Soup Labels, too! Every little bit helps our school. Other Students also selected to go on to the COCC Regional Science Fair were: Tino Montez, Forrest Reinhart, Sam May, Anne Marie Covlin, Anton Micek, Stevie Fawcett, Bianca Reinhart, Darcy Hays, Addison Steele, Rachel Morgen, Sophia Barreras, Grace Gaines, Mariana Macias, McKenna Steele, Megan McGuire, and Riley Curtis. Planning for our Annual Auction is well under way, and we would love you to join us for the fun on April 23rd at the Riverhouse Convention Center. Our theme this year is: Life Could be a Dream. Fifties Cocktail Attire is encouraged! Raffle tickets are available in the School Office for purchase. You could win a trip to Maui or $2,500 cash. Tickets are $20. If you have a donation for our Annual Auction, please bring it to the School Office. Donation forms are also located in the School Office. We thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at our event!

7 ST. FRANCIS PARISH LIFE 7 Scout Sunday Awards Elementary Faith Formation Registration is ongoing for Religious Congratulations to the six Cub Scouts who received their Catholic Scouting religious emblem at the Scout Sunday Mass on February 7th. The Light of Christ award is designed to help the Cub Scout develop a personal relationship with Jesus to see Him as a real person and friend. Receiving the Light of Christ: Anson Fleck, Dylan Jones, and Aidan Towell. The Parvuli Dei (Children of God) award encourages the Scout to explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes. Receiving the Parvuli Dei: Diego Brown, David Roe, and Wyatt Lawson. Scouts seeking to earn their Catholic Scouting emblems should contact their unit leader or Janet Schwarz at Act of Contrition by St. Bernard Lord Jesus Christ... I acknowledge before you all my sins the evil done, the good omitted, and the wasted days of my life in which I offended you, diminished your praise, and spurned your sovereignty. Yours it is, LORD, to pardon; mine to repent. May I obtain the present grace, which I do not merit, and the future glory, which you won by your death. So may I come at last to you, Jesus Christ, my Lord and my God. Amen. Fr. Julian Eucharistic Adoration The only time Our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead but for an hour of companionship. Archbishop Fulton Sheen Please consider giving Our Lord an hour of your time this Lenten season. Need Adorers for the following Hours: Mondays: 8 9 a.m. & 1 2 p.m.; Wednesdays: 8 9 a.m. & 9 10 a.m.; Thursdays: 8 9 a.m.; Fridays: 9 10 a.m., a.m., & noon. Contact Lisa to signup: (541) or send an to Education Classes for K to 5th Grade. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Barbara Mendoza-Lehr at or call the Parish Office at (541) , ext. 118, for registration information. Adult Faith Formation Elementary Faith Formation K 5 Middle School/ High School Youth Faith Formation Meetings: We meet on Wednesdays. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Janet Schwarz at or call the Parish Office at (541) for more information. Donuts: Our High School youth will once again be serving up the donuts on Sunday, February 28th, after the 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses. Stop by to support our youth, to learn about youth activities, and to share donuts and good conversation. Soup By Father: Join us for Soup by Fr. Julian will be on Wednesday, March 2nd, at 5:30 p.m. The cost is only $1 per person or $5 per family. Interested in becoming a Catholic? RCIA Classes meet on Thursday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the RCIA Room. Please call Daniel Gutierrez at (541) or to for more information or to register. New to Our Parish? Welcome! Please call the Parish Office at (541) to ask for a registra on form to be mailed to your home.

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