Stations of the Cross
Join the Knights of Columbus pray the Stations of the Cross this Lent. It’s a great way to grow closer to Christ on your Lenten journey. This year’s Lenten theme is ‘Discovering the path that leads to redemptive love’. This year, the St. Anne Knights of Columbus council will lead the Stations on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 PM.
Brother Knights who would like to participate in the readings can contact Tom Centowski at 630-897-4370 or email email@example.com.
Pray the Stations of the Cross with us every (or any) Friday this Lent! The full schedule of Stations is:
- 03/15 Peace and Justice
- 03/22 Knights of Columbus
- 03/29 Blue Army
- 04/05 HS Youth Ministry (7:30 PM)
- 04/12 Family Stations (Pasta supper preceding)
A Call to Action: War Against Extreme Abortion Legislation in General Assembly
A message from Fr. John: In response to Bishop Conlon’s request for action against the extreme Anti-Life legislation being introduced in Illinois, and in anticipation of the April 3 Rally to lobby with Legislators in Springfield, a Holy Hour will be prayed following the Stations of the Cross led by the Blue Army on Friday, March 29, 2019. Stations begin at 7:00 PM and the Holy Hour will be approximately from 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM.
The Holy Hour will begin with the prayer we have been asked to pray beginning March 31 through April 6. This prayer and advocacy campaign is part of a larger effort by all the Dioceses in Illinois, and is coordinated by the Catholic Conference of Illinois .
A message from Sir Knight Andrew Hougan: I am asking that we voice our stance to our elected officials. Our Bishop, along with his brother bishops in IL, have spoken out against these bills. I present to you easy links and steps for action and information. Here’s what I am asking us to do and to consider:
Action Alert: CALL (more effective than writing) your elected officials- tell them to VOTE NO to the “Reproductive Health Act” which includes:
House Bill 2467 & Senate Bill 1594:
Repeals Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act
This current law requires a parent or legal guardian be notified when a minor seeks an abortion. It includes a waiver for children who have been physically or sexually abused. The law was passed in 1995 but not implemented until 2013, when the Illinois Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in favor of it.
House Bill 2495 & Senate Bill 1942:
Repeal the current state ban on partial-birth abortions.
Defines abortion as a fundamental right.
Removes abortion clinics from regulations for serious medical procedures.
Removes the requirement that only doctors can perform abortions.
We are studying the bill for further impact.
Use the pre-composed emails to contact your state House and Senate lawmakers and urge them to vote “NO” on HB 2467, SB 1594, HB 2495 & SB 1942.
Prayer: Please pray for the safety of the unborn and their families, and the conversion of hearts for all elected officials so that they might advocate for life. Ask the Lord how He is calling you to pray, fast and act.
Need help finding your legislators or more information? Here are some useful links:
- Legislators at Illinois Policy: Locates your State and Senate legislators.
- Voter Voice: Helps you compose your message to your Legislators.
- Diocese of Joliet – Life Advocacy Day: Registration Form
- Message from Illinois Bishops
- Usher / Greeter
- Eucharistic Minister
- Religious Education
Learn more about how you may be called to serve the church by visiting the St. Anne website > Live the Faith > Serving at Mass page.