Sunday, February 22, 2009

Keeping both oars in the water for Lent 2009 - Feb 22, 2009

The season of Lent is quickly approaching with its call for conversion. This call comes at a difficult time in our nation’s history. People are out of work, losing their homes, seeing their 401 accounts become 201 accounts. Times like these throw us back into the arms of our loving God. Often I have used the image of the need to row a boat with two oars. If we only use one oar we go around in circles. The two oars of the Christian life are prayer and service. During this season we will provide many opportunities to strengthen both of these dimensions. Listed below is the menu of activities offered here at St. Luke’s.
  • Daily Mass at 7 and 12:05
  • Stations of the Cross after Friday 12:05 Mass
  • Parish Mission with Father Joseph Paquette on March 2, 3, and 4. The Sacrament of
  • Reconciliation will be March 3 as part of the Mission
  • In-pew solicitation for the Catholic Charity Fund Appeal. Our goal is $173,000.
  • Immediate preparation for the Mustard Seed Missionary Trip to Jamaica.
  • Rice Bowl collection on Palm Sunday, April 4 and 5.
  • Please pray for our three RCIA candidates and catechumens who prepare for the
  • Easter Sacraments.
Let’s keep both oars in the water this Lent.

Fr. Bob Hawkins

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