Sunday, February 24, 2013

Second Sunday of Lent

It is good that we are here! St. Peter recognizes he is the presence of the Holy one of God, and desires to stay. As soon as he says this, though, it passes, as so often the case with spiritual experiences. But the experience stays with him, and allows him to move through the eventual scandal of the Cross to the resurrection.
When we truly experience Christ, we ought to hold on and recall it frequently. When we do, we are more able to respond to our vocations.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Some great resources for confessions!

For some good examinations of conscience, check out this site. Look for the Confession Leaflets, and download and print the appropriate one!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Prayer for the Pope

The KCs are hosting a prayer campaign for the Pope atPrayer for the Church. Please check it out:
O Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme Pastor of Your Church,
we thank you for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI
and the selfless care with which he has led us
as Successor of Peter, and Your Vicar on earth.

Good Shepherd, who founded Your Church
on the rock of Peter’s faith
and have never left Your flock untended,
look with love upon us now,
and sustain Your Church in faith, hope, and charity.

Grant, Lord Jesus, in Your boundless love for us,
a new Pope for Your Church
who will please You by his holiness
and lead us faithfully to You,
who are the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Amen.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

First Sunday of Lent

The Season of Lent is a season of self-denial and penance, when we, like Jesus Christ enter the desert of fasting and prayer. What will we find there? Perhaps a new temptation against which Christ is strengthening us; perhaps a new awareness of His love for us; it might be growth in a virtue. It might be a deeper commitment to our vocation. Whatever it is that Christ has prepared for us, let us walk boldly through this desert of Lent!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lenten Texts from Margaret McHuch

Margaret McHugh, Director of Youth Ministry and Associate Director of Vocations of the Diocese of New Ulm, has set up a daily text message service . Text "Lent13" to 84576 to sign up.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We might have the temptation, when things do not go well, to sulk, close in on ourselves, and pull away from others. When St. Peter, after a hard night of fishing catches nothing, he is not given the chance, rather, he finds his boat has become the stage of Jesus as he preaches. Jesus rewards his patience by inviting him to go to the deep and cast his nights. There is little protest - Peter is already expressing faith - and they make a mighty catch. Peter, in humility, begs forgiveness.
When we are feeling empty, we need to find Jesus preaching to us, and listen to His invitation to head to the deep water, and to be prepared for a mighty catch!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Prayer Calendar for 3/13-8/13

I have posted the new prayer calendar for March through August. I also posted the Full-page calendars, too.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Paul reminds the Corinthians about the nature of Love, which is much more than an emotional response, but rather is a theological gift that enables one to chose the good of another. It was for love that Jesus Christ took flesh and offered Himself on the Cross. He chooses to love, despite the fury that rose against Him. As we love Him, we offer Him our lives.

All are called by God to love Him.

All are called to serve Him.

Some are called to special lives of service,

to give witness to God's love through being a priest, religious brother, or sister.

Is He calling you?