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ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH



 

 

Now during the forty days of Lent, we are reminded of Jesus’ time in the desert. He was tempted three times by the devil. We try to follow Jesus by repenting of our sin, renewing our faith and preparing to celebrate the mysteries of salvation.

Our penance service was this week. Other neighboring parishes penance services are:

St. Gabriel – Poway – Tuesday, March 17

St. Mary – Escondido – Wednesday, March 18

Resurrection – Escondido – Monday, March 23

St. Gregory – San Diego – Tuesday, March 24

Good Shepherd, San Diego – Wednesday, March 25

Each Friday during Lent, we have the Stations of the Cross followed by a Meatless Soup Supper. This week we are asked to bring soup and or bread to share.

The general regulations on Fasting and Abstinence are as follows: FASTING means that a person eats only one full meal per day. This applies to people in good health aged eighteen through fifty-eight. ABSTINENCE means a person does not eat meat beginning at age fourteen. U.S. Catholics must abstain from eating meat on all Lenten Fridays as well as fast and abstain on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

How Can Scripture Teach You To Pray? Come to the Bible Study from Dr. Scott Hahn and The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. This study will investigate the rich tradition of prayer in the Church and how it is scripturally based. Held each Saturday from 9 to 11:00 a.m. continuing until April 25 but dark on April 4th for Holy Saturday.

Questions? Contact Gloria at 749- 2820.

40 Days For Life – this Lenten campaign to pray for an end to abortion has begun with St. Stephen adopting Friday, March 20th as its day for vigil prayer at the San Marcos abortion clinic at 120 Craven Road.


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