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To: fatfertile; cyborg; Paved Paradise; Bigg Red; TASMANIANRED
Wednesday, Third Week of  Lent
"Take care...not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen." (Deuteronomy 4:9)


Reflection.

The experience of the Father’s love urges Christians to give of themselves to others, obeying a logic of service and solidarity in openness to their brothers and sisters. The arenas in which the Church through the centuries has borne witness to God’s love in her word and action are vast.
Still today we see immense areas in which the work of Christians must bring to bear the charity of God. New forms of poverty and the pressing questions which trouble many hearts await a concrete and appropriate response. Those who are lonely, those on the margins of society, the hungry, the victims of violence, those who have no hope must be able to experience, in the Church’s loving care, the tenderness of the Heavenly Father who, from the very beginning of the world, has kept every individual in mind in order to fill each one with his blessings.
.... Pope John Paul II

Lenten Action.

Do an unnecessary act of love today, remembering God's love for you.

Prayer

Give me a perfect heart to receive your work, that I may bring forth fruit in patience.


34 posted on 03/09/2010 10:21:55 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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I helped to cook soup and bread for 115 adults and 9 children for our Faith Formation 101 for Adults last night. Our priest’s topic was “The Changes in the Mass.:

He also did an excellent history of the different rites and the different missals that have been used in the Latin Mass/Novus Ordo Mass.

So sorry this is late today, but I was so tied last night.


35 posted on 03/11/2010 3:33:02 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: fatfertile; cyborg; Paved Paradise; Bigg Red; TASMANIANRED
Thursday, Third Week of  Lent
"If it is by the finger of God that I cast out devils, then the reign of God is upon you." (Luke 11:20)


Reflection.

-- The Beautiful Hands of a Priest--
We need them in life's early morning,
We need them again at its close;
We feel their warm clasp of true friendship,
We seek them when tasting life's woes.
At the altar each day we behold them,
And the hands of a king on his throne
Are not equal to them in their greatness;
Their dignity stands all alone;
And when we are tempted and wander,
To pathways of shame and of sin,
It's the hand of a priest that will absolve us--
Not once, but again and again.
And when we are taking life's partner,
Other hands may prepare us a feast,
But the hand that will bless and unite us--
Is the beautiful hand of a priest.
God bless them and keep them all holy,
For the Host which their fingers caress;
When can a poor sinner do better,
Than to ask Him to guide thee and bless?
When the hour of death comes upon us,
May our courage and strength be increased,
By seeing raised over us in blessing--
The beautiful hands of a priest.


Lenten Action.

Invite a non-practicing friend back to Mass with you

Prayer

O God, you sent your Son, Jesus, to bring eternal life to those who believe. I join him in praying for laborers for your harvest. May your Holy Spirit inspire men and women to continue his mission through your priesthood, diaconate, religious life and lay ministry. May this same Spirit make known your will for my life.


36 posted on 03/11/2010 3:33:54 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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