A Tale of Talents

A Tale of Talents

Weekly Bulletin

The season of Great Lent: sets itself apart, inviting us to navigate the path of the Via Dolorosa, where each step echoes the footprints of our Savior. Lent unfolds to us as a sacred narrative, drawing our hearts closer to the profound mystery of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. More than a mere liturgical obligation let us make a pilgrimage, a sacred sojourn that beckons us to journey intentionally to the paschal mysteries of Christ.
Let us recall the timeless wisdom of St. John Chrysostom, who said, “The true fast is the fast of the heart.”. Wish you all a blessed Lent

“The true fast is the fast of the heart”

February 28 | Wednesday 

  • 07:30 pm: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph

March 1 | Friday

  • 07:00 pm: Silent Adoration | Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
  • 07:30 pm: Holy Qurbana
  • 08:10 pm: Way of the Cross (led by St. Chavara Unit)
  • 08:50 pm – 09:20 pm: Adoration (led by St. Chavara Unit)

March 2 | Saturday

  • 11:00 am: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother Mary of Perpetual Help.
  • 11:50 am: L’Alpha Meeting.
  • 06:00 pm: Family Unit Meeting, Mariam Thresia.

March 3| Sunday | Fourth Sunday of Lent

  • 09.40 am: Adoration, Intercessory Prayers (Chapel)
  • 09:45 am: Holy Qurbana (English)
  • 10.45 am: CCD Classes
  • 10:45 am: Holy Qurbana (Malayalam)
  • Qurbana Readings:
    1. Gen 19:1-11 The sin of Sodom
    2. 2 Sam 12:1-7, 13-17 The repentance of David.
    3. 2 Tim 2:22-26 Call on the Lord with a holy heart.
    4. Mt 5:27-32 Be holy
  • 11.45 am: ‘Virtus safety training’ for children.

St. Chavara Mission Bakersfield: No Holy Qurbana

Let us remember:

  • On Fridays of the Lent: Silent Adoration from 07:00 – 07.30 pm.
  • March 1: Friday, Way of the Cross (St. Chavara Unit).
  • Annual Lenten Retreat, March 8-10, Youth Retreat March 22-24.
  • March 17: CCD Storytelling Competition.(see details on the notice board).
  • New Altar servers practice – Every Sunday
  • Intercessory Prayers and adoration every Sunday in Chapel (9.45-10.40 am)
  • Youth Adoration: Every first Friday of the Month at 8.15 PM (chapel)
  • LFML & Angels Army meeting every 4th Sunday of the Month
  • Reading circle every Sunday at 12 Noon
  • Malayalam Class every Sunday – Online
  • Online talk on Eucharist every first Saturday of the Month (diocesan initiative).

  1. Message of Lent 2024 Pope Francis: Lent is a time of conversion and freedom.
  2. Message of His Holiness Pope Francis XXXII World Day of the Sick

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