February 21, 2016, 7:00 PM - February 25, 2016
Lenten Mission, entitled "Desiring Heaven: The Crown and The Cross," will be on Sunday-Thursday, Feb. 21- 25 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish (603 E. Fifth St.) in Alice. For more information contact St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Office at (361) 664-6481.
Sunday-Wednesday there will be a presentation with benediction every evening at 7 p.m. On Thursday there will be a Mass at 7 p.m., followed by a reception at the St. Elizabeth Parish Hall (corner of 6th & Almond St.) Confession is Sunday-Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and at 8:15 p.m. Father Joseph Aytona, CPM, of the Fathers of Mercy, will provide a dynamic presentation directed toward key aspects of faith applied to life issues.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Alice, has been designated by Bishop Michael Mulvey, as a pilgrimage site in the Diocese of Corpus Christi for the Year of Mercy, (Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016.) The Holy Door at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish was blessed on Jan. 25, 2016. We invite you to make a pilgrimage to the Blessed Pilgrimage Door of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish to receive the mercy of God and receive the indulgence, which God is offering us.
A “parish mission” is a special event for Catholics in which everyone is invited to take part in several days of activity and prayer, all focusing on faith enrichment. Those who attend a parish mission often experience a spiritual renewal, bringing about a deeper love for God, and a revitalization of their personal relationships. Pope Francis has stated the following about the Jubilee Indulgence for all the faithful who make a pilgrimage to the Holy Door stating, “I pray that the Jubilee indulgence may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed.
To experience and obtain the Indulgence, the faithful are called to make a true pilgrimage to the Holy Door, open in every Cathedral or in the churches designated by the Diocesan Bishop, and in the four Papal Basilicas in Rome, as a sign of the deep desire for true conversion.” The Pope added: “It is important that this moment (of pilgrimage to these sites) be linked, first and foremost, to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with a reflection on mercy. It will be necessary to accompany these celebrations with the profession of faith and with prayer for me (the Pope) and for the intentions that I bear in my heart for the good of the Church and of the entire world.”
Monsignor Leonard Pivonka, Dean of the Alice Deanery, and pastor at St. Elizabeth, invites everyone to come to this special parish mission, to walk through the Holy Door, and to experience and obtain Jubilee indulgence at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, a pilgrimage site during this Year of Mercy. We are grateful to God for this opportunity for experiencing the mercy of God. For more information contact St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Office at (361) 664-6481.