posted Mar 1, 2014, 3:24 PM by Corpus Christi Pastor
updated Mar 1, 2014, 3:30 PM
back to me with all your heart.”
My sisters and brothers in Christ,
you are new to our parish or have been a long-time member, please know that you
are welcome. Take a moment to search our
website to view the many ministries and events Corpus Christi Church
offers. Each week one of our ministries
is highlighted at the end of each Mass.
The coordinator will explain their ministry and invite those interested
in finding out more information to see them in the vestibule or in the parish
center for hospitality following Mass. Please take a moment explore the
possibility of placing your gifts into service for our parish and the wider community.
Also, why not reach out to a family member, friend, neighbor or someone you know
that has been away from the Church?
Invite them to attend one of our parish liturgies or other activities. Jesus invites all to “come and see” the good
work He has begun in the “Body of Christ.”
Once again we embark on our
Lenten journey toward Easter. Lent is a time of prayer and renewal and an opportunity to refocus our relationship
with God. We began our Lenten pilgrimage
on Ash Wednesday. As our brothers and
sisters have done for generations, we placed ashes on our heads as signs acknowledging
our sinfulness and our mortality. From
Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday, the Church keeps a time of penance – a time of
prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
The US Bishop’s Conference is
offering a variety of resources to help Catholics observe Lent.
With the theme “Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up,” resources include a new
series of audio retreat podcasts in English and Spanish for the Sundays of
Lent, video reflections on Lenten themes, and a downloadable Lenten calendar
with quotes from Pope Francis’ Message for Lent. . . and other teachings
and suggestions for taking an active approach to the three traditional pillars
of Lenten observance: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The bishop’s website, found at (www.usccb.org/lent) also includes facts about
saints whose feast days or memorials fall within Lent, a reflection on fasting,
information on rediscovering the Sacrament of Penance, and a section on Holy
Peace n' good,