Fr Ed's eNews: 4th Sunday of Lent
Have you ever noticed the difference between compliance and conversation? It is easier to comply than to bring about the confession of our hearts. For example: during Lent we are asked to abstain from meat on Fridays. It's a penitential practice which we do as Catholics to remember the Lord's suffering and death on Good Friday. Now we can do that willingly and without grumbling or we can follow the letter of the law and have lobster. Compliance or conversation? It's up to us!
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy.
Guard me, O Holy Spirit, that I myself may always be holy.
Augustine of St. Hippo
At the Church of the
Vespers and Stations of the Cross,
7pm Wednesdays throughout Lent
Rice Bowl Supper
Friday, March 31, 6:00-8:00 pm
Please pray for a grace-filled weekend for our
Adult Faith Mini-Retreat (
, taking place tonight in homes and tomorrow at the church. Our special thanks to those who are hosting in their homes tonight.
Our Resisting Happiness Book Discussion
will resume on April 10. Contact Cathy Reitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or
see the flyer
At the Church of the
Friday Vespers at 7pm, followed by Stations of the Cross
Tonight's Stations will be led by the Youth Group.
Reminder for families
: Don't forget our Lenten Coin and Sock collections!
Conclusion of our Lenten Speaker Series:
as God Sees Them
Wednesday, March 29, at 7pm:
Sr. Phyllis Tierney
will lead a discussion about the social and political situations that lead to refugees fleeing for their lives, and what we can do to address this injustice.
Day of Penance & Mercy
Confessions will be hear this Tuesday, March 28
Noon to 7pm.
Fr Ed will be available from noon to 7 pm
Fr Sergio: noon to 2pm
& 5:30 to 7pm.
Fr. Sergio: 2:30-5:15 pm
Fr. Bill Graff: 5:30-7pm
Find information about the Sacrament and this day at
We look forward to celebrating with you.
Why go to Confession?
This funny little video is a great reminder for kids -- and the any of us who haven't been in a while and may need some encouragement!
How-to renubder sheets and Examinations of Conscience will be available as you come in.
This Sunday, we rejoice in the midst of a somber season.
The liturgical color for Lent is traditionally purple. Historically, this hue represents mourning (as we mourn of the death of our Lord) and royalty (the Resurrection of Christ and His reign of His kingdom).In the liturgical colors of the Roman Catholic Church, the color purple is also symbolic of penance, sacrifice and preparation.
And yet, this Sunday, Fr. Ed and Fr. Sergio may choose to wear rose-colored vestments. That's because the 4th Sunday of Lent, also known as Laetare Sunday. We have reached the Sunday in the middle of Lent and special signs of joy are permitted, intended to encourage the faithful in our course through the season of penance.
The color purple and the days of penance themselves will eventually give way to the color white and celebration of Christ’s victory over sin on Easter Sunday.
LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY:
Pray for those who are mourning.
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on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00AM