CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES COLLECTION
This WEEKEND (March 25/26) the 2nd Collection will be for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Your donations are providing educational opportunities for refugee children including catch-up and remedial classes. Now, over 6000 students in 21 schools are getting the education they need to protect the future ahead of them. Your donations are putting these children on a road of hope. As you walk with these children, you walk with Jesus in disguise.
2017 DONATION ENVELOPE BOXES AVAILABLE
Donation envelope box sets are available for pickup by those parishioners who requested them at the rectory office during regular business hours.
Thank you for this new day, and another opportunity to give the traditions of Lent genuine meaning in my life.
Help me to be a good steward of this day; to use it wisely to reflect on my words and deeds, review my habits, and correct my faults.
Inspire me to live as Jesus did, to embrace his cross, and live the great paschal mystery in a way that gives hope to others.
Be merciful to me this day. Forgive me my failings and weaknesses. Cultivate in me a humble and repentant heart.
Prepare me for the renewal of my baptismal vows, today and throughout the season of Lent; so that at Easter I may truly rejoice in Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever.
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Weekend of March 25/26, 2017
Saint Paul gives us a wakeup call. As stewards of the light of Christ, we are to reflect that light with the help of the Holy Spirit. If Christ’s work has transformed and illuminated our lives, there should be a change. The light of Christ’s active presence should be at work in us. And as the light shines within us, we take on the properties of that light and we shine too. We are used by God to shine the light of Christ in the lives of others. A challenging Lenten reflection: Is the light of Christ shining in our hearts? Is the light of Christ reflecting out from us to others?