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Our Lenten Journey, Feb. 23, 2018

February 23rd, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022318.cfm

 

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“Confession is something we will never outgrow, even if we become the saints God made us to be. Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta were revered even during their lifetime; but both made frequent use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.”

— Cardinal Donald Wuerl

“ …Asking for forgiveness in our culture is often seen as a supreme act of weakness, even foolhardy naïveté; the more popular attitude is ‘Never let ’em see you sweat.’ It robs us of our humanity to no longer recognize the truth that we are creatures who sin, creatures who need forgiveness and a Savior. This tragic false belief robs us of the very mechanism by which we might realize peace.”

— Elizabeth M. Kelly

Our Lenten Journey: Feb. 21, 2018

February 21st, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022118.cfm

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“As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.”

― C.S. Lewis

“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

To speak as little as possible of one’s self.

To mind one’s own business.

Not to want to manage other people’s affairs.

To avoid curiosity.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

To pass over the mistakes of others.

To accept insults and injuries.

To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

Never to stand on one’s dignity.

To choose always the hardest.”

― Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

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Our Lenten Journey, Feb. 20, 2018

February 20th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

usccb.org/bible/readings/022018.cfm

 

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“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

― C.S. Lewis

 

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

― G.K. Chesterton

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Our Lenten Journey, Feb. 18, 2018

February 18th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

usccb.org/bible/readings/021818.cfm

 

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“Human beings all over the world today need nourishment.

And this nourishment is not just to satisfy physical hunger.

There are other hungers – for love, for immortality of life, for affection, for being cared for, for forgiveness, for mercy.

This hunger can be satiated only by the bread that comes from above.

Jesus himself is the living bread that gives life to the world.

His body offered for our sake on the cross, his blood shed for the pardon of the sins of humanity is made available to us in the bread and wine to the Eucharist transformed in the consecration.”

— Pope Francis, to participants of National Eucharistic Congress of India, Nov. 12, 2015

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Our Lenten Journey, Feb. 17, 2018

February 17th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

usccb.org/bible/readings/021718.cfm

 

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Far better it is for you to say: “I am a sinner,” than to say: “I have no need of religion.” The empty can be filled, but the self-intoxicated have no room for God.”

― Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

 

“Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be – and becoming that person.”

— St. Thérèse of Lisieux

 

 

 

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Our Lenten Journey, Feb. 16, 2018

February 16th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

usccb.org/bible/readings/021618.cfm

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“God acts mercifully, not indeed by going against His justice, but by doing something more than justice.”

—St. Thomas Aquinas

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Read about the Corporal Works of Mercy here:

Feed the Hungry

Give Drink to the Thirsty

Shelter the Homeless

Visit the Sick

Visit the Prisoners

Bury the Dead

Give Alms to the Poor

 

 

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Our Lenten Journey: Feb. 15, 2018

February 15th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

www.usccb.org/bible/readings/021518.cfm

 

We are called to reach out to those who find themselves in the existential peripheries of our societies and to show particular solidarity with the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters: the poor, the disabled, the unborn and the sick, migrants and refugees, the elderly and the young who lack employment.”

— Pope Francis, Oct. 4, 2o13

Message to the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches 

 

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Our Lenten Journey: Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

February 14th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Featured Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

usccb.org/bible/readings/021418.cfm

 

“Ash Wednesday is full of joy… The source of all sorrow is the illusion that of ourselves we are anything but dust.”

— Thomas Merton

 

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Our Lenten Journey, Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017

Today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/041517.cfm

Sat.April 15

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Our Lenten Journey, Good Friday, April 14, 2017

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Good Friday, April 14, 2017

Today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/041417.cfm

Fri.April 14

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