4th Sunday of Lent Reflection by Gabriel Mayhugh

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Today marks the half-way point of Lent. We are almost there, so it’s time to get a little excited. The Fourth Sunday of Lent was once called Laetare Sunday. The Latin word Laetare is translated to Rejoice! “Rejoice” is the very first word that is said at Mass in the Entrance Antiphon or Introit. You will hear the antiphon this week at the 11:15 a.m. Mass:

Rejoice, O Jerusalem; and gather round, all you who love her; rejoice in gladness, after having been in sorrow; exult and be replenished with the consolation flowing from her motherly bosom. -Isaiah 66:10-1

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3rd Sunday of Lent Reflection by Maggie Hanley

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This weekend marks the third Sunday in Lent, and the first of three Sundays in which those preparing for baptism celebrate the scrutinies. At Home with the Word 2018 explains that the scrutinies provide an opportunity to reflect on our sinfulness and our desire for healing. This week’s scrutiny focuses on Jesus, the living water.

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2nd Sunday of Lent Reflection by Paul Nicholson

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Do you ever wonder about superheroes? Why are we so fascinated by them? What is it about super-human abilities that turns our heads? I googled “superhero” a moment ago and discovered SHDb (Superhero Database - https://www.superherodb.com/characters/ ) where I was given an alphabetical listing of all known superheroes—I didn’t count, but there must be hundreds, maybe thousands on the list. You can click on any name listed and read a complete analysis of the person and abilities.

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1st Sunday of Lent Reflection by Lisa Friedlander

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A few weeks ago as I pulled out the readings for today in order to begin thinking about this reflection, my mind was not on Lent but on my newly determined New Year’s resolution. As I reflected on 2017 and what I wanted to change going forward, I realized that I spent too much of 2017 angry or appalled by other people’s words and actions. It kept me up at night; it consumed entire conversations with friends and family members and left me angry more often than happy. What a depressing way to live! I was determined to change that for 2018.

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Parishioners Reconnect With Their Strengths

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On February 6 more than 50 parishioners who have participated in our Strengths For The Journey program came together for our annual gathering to reconnect with their strengths. Our Strengths For The Journey program runs at various times throughout the year and provides the means for our parishioners to discover their God given gifts in a small group context over three weeks.

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Ash Wednesday Mass and Prayer Services

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Begin your Lenten journey with the visible reminder that we were shaped from clay by God's hands, and that we will return to God. 

  • 7:00 a.m. | Full Mass with ash distribution
  • 9:00 a.m. | Full Mass with ash distribution
  • Noon | Prayer service with ash distribution
  • 4:00 p.m. | Prayer service with ash distribution
  • 5:30 p.m. | Prayer service with ash distribution
  • 7:00 p.m. | Full Mass with ash distribution
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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Joanna Krynski

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What a start to today’s readings. We are dropped into Job’s monologue that paints his current emotional state as one of utter despair and brokenness. He begins, “Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery?” He describes his days as coming to an end without hope. And the reading ends with the devastating line, “I shall not see happiness again.”

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