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posted Feb 5, 2013, 11:00 AM by Corpus Christi Pastor   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 11:01 AM ]
Dear Parishioners, Visitors, and Friends of Corpus Christi,

We  began  our  Lenten  season  with  Ash Wednesday. When we think back of the Lent we celebrated in our childhood,  we probably remember the “giving up” of candy, sweets, movies or  other things. It  was more a time of sacrifice  rather  than  a  time  of  “doing  something  for others.” Fasting  and  the  giving  up  of  things  are  still  very appropriate  for  it  is  part  of  the  Christian  tradition  to discipline ourselves and to reflect on the value of sacrifice. 

We should give up something which we like such as candy, coffee,  dessert,  maybe  even  alcohol,  and  take  the  money which we would normally spend and put it aside for others who face hunger in their daily lives. It could be put toward our “Operation Rice  Bowl.” Lent is also that time when  we should  do  something  for  someone  else  such  as  a  person who is sick who might need a visit, a neighbor  who needs some extra help, an office worker who could use a friend at lunch.

Think  of  the  many  things  we  could  do  and  do  them!  May this Lent be a great time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. May it be a time of conversion for all of us.

Peace n' Good,

Fr. Jim