Fr McCarthy made a very good point in his Sunday homily when he said the centurion in the Passion readings, not the Apostles or his followers, was heard saying, “This truly was the Son of God”. We use the Lenten season to truly recognize Jesus is God as well.
THINK PRAYER. If you have to work or go to school during Holy Week, think about how you can incorporate prayer breaks into each day. MAKE AN EXTRA SACRIFICE by fasting and abstaining from meat on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday in addition to Good Friday. DON’T WATCH TV from sundown on Holy Thursday until … Continued
Father McCarthy talked in his most recent homily about “suffering” as a deep yearning for something better. And, through suffering, we come to experience a deeper, more personal relationship with God.
Next week we celebrate Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. Last year the Church dispensed with the distribution of palms, so we are happy to report that we will have palms for you this year on a table in the Gathering Space. However, given the social distancing guidelines still in place, there will not … Continued
The tradition of the stations and there meaning is a great way to remind oursselves of the message we should hear during Lent – it is all about God’s sacrifice for us.
Father McCarthy is passionate about us following our faith, us following the scriptures… about us knowing God. Listen to his past Sunday homily about getting to know God and his “wants” for us through the scriptures and our personal experience.
Father McCarthy as our spiritual leader and teacher grounds his homilies in the Gospel readings. Listen in as he reflects on today’s Gospel readings to challenge us to have a new experience in our lenten preparations, to show God our dedication.
What is Lent? Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we … Continued
Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics; Fridays during Lent are also obligatory days of abstinence. As members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two … Continued
Charitable giving is a very ancient practice; almsgiving was normative long before the time of Jesus. The Lenten call to alms giving means making the needs of other people our own. One of the central lessons of the cross is compassion; the heavy burdens we carry help us to appreciate the suffering in others. Sharing … Continued