This month we begin our Lenten journey, a time of renewal individually and for the Catholic community. Pope Francis tells us:
‘In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who “humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). During this season of conversion, let us renew our faith, draw from the “living water” of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God, who makes us brothers and sisters in Christ.’
The hope of the Resurrection is present throughout the Lenten season as we pray, fast and do for others.
Pope Francis has asked that the Catholic Community join together on March 2nd, Ash Wednesday, for a day of prayer and fasting for the people of Ukraine. Before the start of the Daily TV Mass on March 2nd we invite you to join us as we come together to say the Prayer of St. Francis as our call for peace in a troubled world.
Our viewers mass is on March 12 where we pray for all those in our Daily TV Mass community, who have asked to be included in our Prayer Intentions book, especially those looking for a deeper awareness of God in everyday life.
The Stations of the Cross are often prayed throughout Lent to help us contemplate and enter into, the mystery of Jesus’ gift of himself to us. Last year we produced a book Reflections on the Way to the Cross by Father Pat Fitzpatrick. It is available on our website HERE as a free download or you may contact us to purchase it for $10.00.
Have a blessed Lent and know you are in our prayers,
Deacon Mike Walsh