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Cross Rock News & Events

Cross Rock ACC Board Members:
St. Stanislaus, Bowlus: Gene Bechtold and Dave Waletski
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opole: Katie Knettel & Pat Maciej
Holy Cross, North Prairie: Peter Borash & Rich Zabinski
Immaculate Conception, Rice: Chris Van Heel & Natalie Schmitt
Holy Trinity, Royalton: Gary Opatz & Steve Bishop

Lenten Events

We will be having Stations of the Cross every Friday evening at 7:00pm and the location will rotate between each of the parishes. You are encouraged to attend each Friday, not just when it is in your own parish. Like last year, on the last Friday of Lent (March 22nd) we will be doing a moving Stations of the Cross where we will be going around to each of the parishes and praying a few stations at each parish. More details will be in future bulletins.

Again this year, Confessions, Evening Prayer and Benediction will be offered every Thursday in Royalton. Confessions will be available starting at 4:30pm, Evening Prayer will start at 5:00pm followed by Benediction, with Confessions available after Benediction. It is a great opportunity to join the universal church in prayer, as well as receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

We will have our Lenten Penance Service on Tuesday, March 19th starting at 6:00pm in Royalton. There will be additional priests available to hear confessions and we will be available until 8:00 p.m. If you are unable to make it to the Penance Service, Fr. Sauer and Fr. Helmin are offering additional times for Confessions. Please check the bulletin for these times.

New this year, as part of the Eucharistic Revival, we will be doing a 40 Hours Devotion. The 40 Hours Devotion dates back to as early as the 16th century and consists of Eucharistic Adoration for 40 hours. We will be beginning on Thursday, March 14th at 6:00pm at Holy Trinity with an opening Mass and procession. After the opening Mass, we will have continuous Eucharistic Adoration until the closing Mass on Saturday, March 16th at 10:00am. During this time there will be a several devotions that will take place, including the Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross and Confessions. You are encouraged to make it a priority to attend all or at least some of the event. Soon, we will be looking for volunteers to sign up for the adoration hours. Please consider taking an hour.

Bowlus will have Stations of the Cross every Friday Morning during Lent at 7:30am.
North Prairie will have Stations of the Cross every Wednesday during Lent at 8:15pm.

Lenten Fish Fry’s: Have you signed up to work a Fish Fry yet? Sign-Up Sheets are in the Narthex. This is a great way to give back to your parish and get to know your fellow parishioners. This is also a great opportunity for Confirmation Students to get their Service Hours in. First Fish Fry is on February 16th.

Mark your Calendars… Future ACC Events
February 18: North Prairie - Gregory the Great K of C Chili Cook-off
February 20: Opole - Encounter Night at 7:00pm
February 21: North Prairie - Stations of the Cross at 8:15 pm
February 22: Royalton - Confession 4:30pm, Evening Prayer & Benediction 5:00pm
February 22: Bowlus - Bowlus Finance Meeting at 6:30pm; North Prairie Finance Meeting at 8:00pm
February 23: Bowlus - Stations of the Cross at 7:15am
February 23: Rice - Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm
February 25: Rice - Confirmation Retreat

Interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Faith? Please join us at 7pm - 8pm at Holy Trinity on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month until Easter (holiday weekends excluded). Classes have started but it is not too late to join in. Be informed and inspired! Call or text Ben Borash for info and possible changes in class location.

Pastoral Associate: Baptisms, Baptism Preparations, Weddings, Communion at Home, Visits, Funerals Contact: Ben Borash, Pastoral Associate or 320-412-9342.

Rice Area Senior Citizens will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00pm at the Creamery Cafe in Rice. All are Welcome.

Office Reminders:
*Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm - Lunch from 12:00pm-12:30pm
*When writing a check for giving, please write it out to the individual parish, as the bank will not cash/deposit a check written to Cross Rock ACC.
*The bank will no longer allow us to cash checks made out to Cross Rock ACC. If you are writing a check for Mass Intentions for any of the parishes, the check can be made out to Holy Trinity. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the office at 320-393-2725. THANK YOU for your help with this.
*Mass Intentions - $10.00 each.
*If you have any changes to your household such as a phone # change, address change, member change please contact the office so we can update our programs.
*We keep children on their parents' registration until they are 24 if they want to remain members, they will need to contact the office or they will be taken off the census program.

The youth group would like to thank everyone who participated and attended the Oh Delicious! Hotdish Competition. Fun was had by all in tasting the dishes and fellowship in sharing a meal.
The 1st place winner- Janice Martin - shared her Runza Casserole that brought us back to our German roots with cabbage, hamburger and a flaky crust. She received a $100 Visa card for her hard work.
The 2nd place winner- Ann Marschel- came in close with her Pizza Casserole. A dish smothered in cheesy goodness, pepperoni, and sauce. She received a $50 Visa card for sharing her family favorite.
Honorable mention for 3rd place goes to Nathan Goldade for his Grandma's Going Away gluten free hotdish. He, too, left with an empty crockpot and the satisfaction that he proved that a gluten free dish can be just as delicious as any of the other competing dishes.
Again, THANK YOU, for coming to support the youth as we prepare for another trip to Steubenville this year.

Any parishioner wanting to rent the Church field, please read the Holy Cross Tillable Land Lease Agreement and submit a sealed bid to Bernie Fussy by March 7th, 2024. The awarded bidder must make payment in accordance with the Land Lease Agreement by March 14th, 2024. Copies of the Agreement are in the back of Holy Cross Church.

The next set of Lucky Leap Year Raffle are:
Sunday, February 11th $150.00 Irene Marsolek,
Monday, February 12th $100.00 James Aman,
Tuesday, February 13th $100.00 Jan Popp,
Wednesday, February 14th $250.00 Patty Tholen,
Thursday, February 15th $100.00 Janna Skroch,
Friday, February 16th $100.00 Peggy Kerestes,
Saturday, February 17th $100.00 Mark & Beth Trutwin.

Cross Rock ACC Bible Studies
Monday Mornings, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Rice
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Rice
Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm, Royalton Church Basement

*Bowlus Prayer Line Leader: Rita Trettel
- Royalton/North Prairie Prayer Line Leader: Janice Breth
- Rice Prayer Line Leader: Colleen Burton
*Bulletin Prayer List: Let Jean in the Office know. We need permission from the individual or family to list in bulletin.

ACC Youth Group Meets on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Royalton.

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