Saturday, March 17, 2007

Fostering a deeper appreciation of Holy Week - MARCH 17, 2007

On the next two Sundays we will be offering workshops that will foster a deeper appreciation of Holy Week. Next Sunday, March 25, from 3 -5 p.m. there will be a joint workshop with Blessed Sacrament for our liturgical ministries. It will take place in our parish hall and will highlight the key aspects of the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil services. On Palm Sunday, April 1, after the 11:30 liturgy we will have the “Wonder Trail” workshop in the school hall. This will be sponsored by the young mother’s group in our parish. The purpose of the workshop will be to highlight our Easter traditions. Key symbols of our faith: the Easter egg, lily, the lamb, etc. will be on display. At Advent we had a workshop that centered around the wreath. This was such a success we wanted to offer another growth opportunity for our young families.

A few months back we resurrected the ministry of greeter here at St. Luke’s. The following prayer expresses our desire to be a parish of welcome and hospitality:

“Welcoming God, teach us to be generous in offering hospitality. Help us to be welcoming as you are welcoming with reverence and care, mindfulness and respect. May our greetings be marked by sincerity and our actions be marked by tenderness. May all that we do for ourselves and others invite happiness and promise delight, seek peace and offer healing, encourage simplicity and share affection, acknowledge faith and extend friendship. Enlarge our hearts to embrace all people with love and bless our efforts to be hospitable.”
(Charlotte Zalot, O.S.B., The Fire of Peace)

Fr. Bob Hawkins MARCH 17, 2007
Photo by Caji from Kuwait via flickr under Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 )

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