Fr Ed's eNews: 5th Sunday of Lent
Our journey through Lent is often interrupted by "life." You know, the things that get in the way of being "holy." Things like family responsibilities, job requirements, fatigue, annoying people and the like. Lately I am coming to see that these "interuptions" to my plans for sanctity are more like invitations from God to put my good intentions into action. Looking at Lent this way gives me plenty of opportunities to be with Christ in the wilderness. I hope your Lenten journey is going well. We have two weeks to go until we celebrate the high holy days of Easter and the Paschal Mystery.
God, Our Father
It is your will that everyone be saved and no one be lost.
Grant that I may so follow Christ in love
that my life may help others
and my weakness never hinder them.
I make this prayer in His name.
Jesus, the Christ, Our Lord.
The Glenstal Book of Daily Prayer
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
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. (
sorry about last week's error!)
Our School of Religion
Kindergarten Movin' Up! i
s this Sunday at the 11:00 am Mass
Reminder for families
: Don't forget our Lenten Coin and Sock collections!
We call these last two weeks before Easter the Passiontide.
As we journey through these days, approaching ever nearer to the Cross, the daily readings focus on the historical events leading up to Jesus' suffering and death. We hear witnesses, testimony, and judgement. We see Christ lifted up -- first, on the cross -- and then in glory. We see him imprisoned and condemned so that we might be freed. We learn of Jesus' fulfillment of God's promise of a new and everlasting covenant.
As Holy Week draws near, we can feel the opposition rising against our Lord. Let us continue our efforts to grow in ever closer to him. Let us continue to examine our habits, and realign our priorities so that we are always open to having our hearts renewed with God's grace.
Traditional devotions during the Passiontide include this beautiful and familiar hymn, often sung during the Stations of the Cross, the
Sabat Mater Dolorosa.
Through it, we share Mary's anguish at the suffering of her Son, our Lord.
Click here for the words in English
LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY
Turn off the radio/music when you are in the car today,
and use that time for prayer.
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on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9:33AM