LENT FOR YOUTH
Youth Mass on Ash Wednesday:
Join youth from all around the Diocese for an Ash Wednesday Mass, on February 17 at 3:30pm. Mass will be celebrated by Msgr. Fran Cilia and live streamed from St. Clare Parish. All families with Youth should attend. Additional information coming soon at bit.ly/dsjyya21 . Live Streamed on DSJ Facebookpage.
Youth Lenten Series, “Ashes to Glory”
Wednesday nights during Lent. Starting February 24th. More information soon at bit.ly/dsjyya21.
OnFire 2021 – Into the Desert – a Lenten Experience
Join teens from the Diocese of San Jose and teens in all dioceses in our region for this virtual Lenten experience. Teens will wander into the desert and emerge with a mission! Mark your calendar for February 20th from 2pm to 4pm. Share and print attached flyer. No registration required join at www.onfirenorcal.com/.
LENTEN RETREATS & REFLECTIONS
Lent: Season of Transformation - A Virtual Lent Retreat: We live in exciting and challenging times. How is God inviting us to embrace and learn from the mystery of our lives? Held on Feb. 26, this retreat will prepare us for Holy Week and its liturgical significance in our faith. Step by step we will unlock the hidden questions in these holy days so that we may grow in the transforming love of God. Click here to register.
Daily Lenten Prayer Online Retreat
Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology (JST) invites you to participate in
A Heart Renewed: Daily Lenten Prayer, an online retreat written by members of the JST-SCU community - students, faculty, staff, board members, and alumni. Subscribers will receive an email each morning containing a reflection and the listing of sacred texts from Scripture for each day of Lent starting with Ash Wednesday on February 17. To sign up for the daily Lenten reflection emails, please click here. Please consider forwarding this invitation to others who may be interested. All are welcome.
FOR MARRIAGE & FAMILIES
Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass 2021
Register for the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass:
The Mass will be “drive-in” style at the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace Church on February 27th at 10:00am. Spots are limited so register today at bit.ly/dsjwa21.
Celebration of Marriage Series
Wednesday nights during Lent. Starting February 17th. More information soon at www.facebook.com/sanjosefamilylife/
RealOptions Virtual Walk For Life 2021
Walk or Run and celebrate the gift of life! Participate in the Virtual Walk for Life on Saturday, March 13th. We can't all walk together but we can UNITE for LIFE. This benefits the life- affirming ministry of RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics which serves thousands of mothers, fathers, families, students, and children in our community every year.
Register online at www.friendsofrealoptions.net, form a team, get sponsors, and choose a location to walk or run. Together we can save lives! Share event image in social media.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE HUNGRY
Lenten Journey with CRS Rice Bowl
Join our faith community—and more than 12,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Ask your faith formation teachers for family’s CRS Rice Bowl materials. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on how hunger and malnutrition affect our human family, and on the need to take action to end this global injustice. Visit www.crsricebowl.org to learn more. Share image in social media.
CRS Rice Bowl Resources for families
CRS Resources for catechetical and youth formation programs can be found at bit.ly/ljpdsj21. Participants of the CRS Rice Bowl Program at home, in schools and parishes can convert their Rice Bowl gifts to checks made out to their local parish or school and write “CRS Rice Bowl” on the memo line or donate through your parish online giving platform - CRS event. More information available at bit.ly/ljpdsj21. Suggested Bulletin and Newsletter Announcements can be found here.
FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Racial Justice Discernment Series
Racial Justice offers an opportunity for education and theological reflection to discern ways we can work for racial justice in our daily lives through the framework of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. For more information and registration visit the St. Ignatius Church website in San Francisco, CA.
FOR AFRICAN HERITAGE
Diocesan Black History Month Mass
Bishop Oscar Cantú will preside over this Mass held at St. Lucy’s Parish on February 20th at 2pm. The Diocese of San Jose and Catholics of African Descent DSJ (CADDSJ) are hosting the Mass Black History Month Mass that will bring together people of African descent and their friends to liturgically celebrate their African heritage. Mass will be live streamed on the DSJ Facebook. Questions regarding this event can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.