From the Pastor:
As we enter our church today, we see the dramatic change in décor from alive greenery and floral to an austere purple and desert, calling attention to emptiness. In the Ash Wednesday liturgy we have been told as ashes were placed on our foreheads: “Repent and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember you are dust and to dust you will return ”words that call us to turn away from sin and adhere to the words of Jesus in the Gospel or reminding us that our life on earth is short and one day we will die.
Lent while calling us to penance should be positively looked upon as an opportunity and an appropriate occasion to consider our sins, promise to turn back to God , and place our trust in the One who has power over sin and death.. As we begin the first week of Lent, let us take these words to heart.
God’s covenant with humanity a major theme running through the Old Testament readings. Today we hear God establish the covenant with Noah. God promises that never again will humanity be wiped out like it was in the flood In the letter of Peter there is a link with the water washing clean the earth and with our sins being washed away in baptism. In the gospel, Jesus emerges from the desert to preach the good news with a tone of urgency
Lenten Parish Mission
with Fr. Bill McCarthy m.s.a.
Director of “My Father’s House” Spiritual Life Center in Moodus, CT and national mission speaker and author of many books and tapes on the spiritual life.
Tuesday & Wednesday
March 13 & 14
Theme: Listening to the Father
Loving the Son
Living in the Spirit
Each night 6:30 – 9 pm with the following format
6:30 -- Introduction & Talk
7:10 – Break into sharing groups
7:30 –Reassemble for Questions & Answers
7:45 –Short Break
8:00 –Holy Mass with Homily
8:45 – Social/ light refreshments
9:00 – Departure