Pope Francis’ Message for Lent

“Lent summons us,
and enables us,
to come back to the Lord
wholeheartedly
and in every aspect of our life.” Pope Francis

To read Pope Francis’ entire message for Lent 2018, go to:  http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/lent/documents/papa-francesco_20171101_messaggio-quaresima2018.html

Lent Begins Next Week

Be sure to check out your religion publishers for Lenten Ideas. OEC also has ideas on Pinterest (just go to our Facebook page and click on the link). Try “liking” Sadlier for ideas for family during Lent. Loyola, Our Sunday Visitor, RCL Benziger and Plaum also have websites to check out.

National Marriage Week 2018

National Marriage Week is February 7-14, 2018.  “The upcoming observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 11) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family.”  For more information go to:  http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/national-marriage-week.cfm

Prayers for Kathy Kelley and her family .

Please join the OEC in praying for the Kelley family and the repose of the soul of Sean.  Sean Michael Kelley, 41, of Cypress, Texas passed away outside of Seattle, Washington on January 31, 2018. Sean is survived by the love of his life, Michelle, his beautiful daughters Kate (11) and Anna (8), his loving and devoted parents, John and Kathy Kelley, his younger sisters and biggest fans, Lauren Scott, Claire Klein, Julia Spurr and his seven (soon to be nine) crazy and adorable nieces and nephews, all of whom adored their Uncle Sean. Born April 30, 1976, in Houston, Texas. . .

To read the entire obituary, go to: http://www.kleinfuneralhome.com/m/?p=memorial&id=2068521