LIFE IS SHORT. DEATH IS SURE.
THIS IS THE SECOND WEEK OF LENT: Today’s Gospel is about the Transfiguration of our Lord. Sometimes in our lives, we need to look beyond the trials and difficulties to our ultimate goal in life: HEAVEN. Jesus wanted to show Peter, James and John that there would be something beyond the cross so that they had the hope and strength to endure life’s tragedies. This Gospel should remind us all to set our minds on what is beyond. Some helps are available this Lent. I encourage you to attend daily Mass at 8:00am at BLS, if not every day, at least a few days, during the week. Stations of the Cross are prayed on Fridays at 7:00pm at OLL. And finally, please make some room in your life for daily prayer and meditation—just sitting quietly with God. Please take this time of Lent seriously. May it be a time of growing closer to the Lord in this life so that we can live with him eternally in the next.
LENTEN ABSTINENCE: All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. No meat may be eaten for those 14 years and older. Fasting on Good Friday binds those between ages 18 and 60.
PARISH YOUTH GROUP: The kickoff pizza and bowling night last Tuesday for our parish youth group was a success. We had a larger than anticipated turnout. If you missed it, come to our next meeting on Tuesday, March 14, from 6:45 to 8:15pm, in Sargus Hall where we will have food, fellowship, worship, Scripture study, small group discussion and fun! See you there!
JOSEPH TABLE: Our St. Vincent de Paul is once again sponsoring a collection of nonperishable food items in celebration of St. Joseph’s feast day. Please place your items in the designated area in the main entrance of each church. On March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, the food will be blessed and given to our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry for distribution. What a wonderful way to help those in need!