Pastor's Message - February 25, 2018
“Brothers and sisters: If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?” ~Romans 8
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
One of the most profound conversions called for in Lent is a true acceptance of how much God loves us. Despite all of our failures and brokenness He still loves us deeply and that makes all the difference. If our prayer, fasting and almsgiving can free us up to realize this reality – that will make all the difference.
This Tuesday evening we begin our Lenten Soup Supper Series in Room 1 beginning at 6:00pm followed by a Lenten Reflection at 6:45pm. This series is Free and no registration is required. There will be delicious hearty crock pots of soup with a variety of breads, drinks and cookies. Bring the whole family!
For this Tuesday’s reflection we welcome James Murphy who will share his story from a life on Wall Street to now living and working closely with the Rochester homeless community. Come and hear his moving story!
Exposition of the Holy Eucharist will take place on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 3:00pm.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Wednesday in church after Daily Mass (about 8:45am) and on Saturdays from 3:30-4:30pm. On Wednesday, March 14, we will again host the annual Diocesan Day of Penance from 12:30pm-7:30pm. Easy to use guides to the Sacrament will be provided, so there is no need to worry about memorizing any prayers. This is a wonderful opportunity for a “worry-free” confession!
Stations of the Cross are offered every Friday at 7:00pm in Church - following our fabulous Lenten Fish Dinners. Like the Apostles, come eat fish and then spend some time with Jesus this Lent by experiencing the Stations of the Cross.
A new Bible Study begins next week, reflecting on the kingship of David and its connection to Jesus as our Good Shepherd and King.
Next Saturday morning and afternoon our Pre-Cana team gathers at St. Rita with 15 engaged couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. We will conclude with prayer for them at the 5:00pm Saturday Evening Mass.
Let us continue to pray for all those suffering because of violence.
May God bless you this week!