april 2022

02apr7:00 PMLenten Retreat for St John Bosco Church & Sacred Heart of Jesus Church


Event Details

THE FOUR LAST THINGS – A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH “Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell”  April 2-6, 2022 Fr. Pio Mandato will preach at all weekend Masses at St. John Bosco Church, April 2-3, to introduce the Lenten Retreat. Afternoon of Eucharistic Adoration, Sunday, April 3, 12:30-6 PM.  Closing Service at 6 PM.  You are encouraged to make a half-hour visit to the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday afternoon and join us for the closing service. Fr. Pio will also celebrate and give a brief homily at the 8 am daily Mass on Monday through Wednesday, April 4-5-6. Rosary follows as usual.  Confessions available. Sr. Veronica will give a conference of the “Gift of Prayer” after Tuesday morning Rosary at 9 am.  Confessions available. RETREAT THEME Lent is a lovely joy filled time of expectation and preparation for the Resurrection of Jesus. With all the struggles and difficulties, we all have faced the past two years, Lent is a special time of entering into the Joy of the Lord and the Hope He gives to us of being with HIM in His Kingdom. No matter how dire a situation: infinite hope is always available to us. Traditional Catholic theology has distinguished the “Four Last Things”: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. We are encouraged to meditate upon these things frequently. We WILL die, be judged, and are invited to spend all of eternity with the Lord, or we can reject His invitation and be separated from HIM. This Lent we will reflect on the path the Lord invites us to enter into as we reflect on the four last things. THE MAIN PARISH RETREAT/MISSION WILL BE HELD EVERY EVENING AT 7 PM AT SAINT JOHN BOSCO CHURCH.  ALL ARE WELCOME! Sisters Veronica and Margaret will play meditative music every night before the conference beginning at 6:30 pm. Confessions Monday and Tuesday at 6 pm until 6:30 pm. Monday:  Eucharistic Adoration/Conference/Benediction Regarding Death - All men are appointed to die once, and after that face the judgment (Hebrews 9:27) — healing service blessings follow conference. Tuesday:  Eucharistic Adoration/Conference/Benediction/Reconciliation Regarding Judgment  – Scripture says, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” (2 Cor 5:10). Regarding Hell – The teaching of Hell bothers a lot of modern Christians who have had God’s love emphasized to the exclusion of just about everything else about God. For example, they have learned that He is Truth and utterly Holy, that nothing unholy can tolerate His presence, and so forth. No one loves you more than Jesus does, and yet no one warned of Hell and judgment more than Jesus did in parable after parable, warning after warning. Wednesday:  Closing Mass with dedication prayer to our Lady. Regarding Heaven – Scripture says, “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.” (1 John 3:2).


(Saturday) 7:00 PM


Saint John Bosco Parish

2 Charles Avenue