Week 3-Lent 2020 Monday Motivation


This section will only include Lenten Events.  For more events within our parish or surrounding community, please visit the parish website.

Opportunities for this week:

3/9-Monday:

3/10-Tuesday:
Mass 9:00am
Rosary 10:00am
Mary’s Way of the Cross 11:00am
Stations of the Cross with Students 2:30pm

3/11-Wednesday:
Mass at Our Lady 7:00am 
Mass at Boulder Creek 9:00am 
Child Friendly Adoration 3:00pm
Forming Your Faith (Confession: An Encounter with Mercy) 5:00pm
Wednesday Night LIVE! 6:45pm

3/12-Thursday:
Mass 9:00am

3/13-Friday:
Mass 9:00am
Friday Morning Scripture Study 9:45am
Women’s Bible Study 10:00 am
Stations of the Cross 5:30pm
Fr. Leo Patalinghug: 6:00pm

3/14-Saturday:
Reconciliation 3:30pm
Mass 5:00pm

3/15-Sunday:
Mass 9:00am
Mass 11:00am


Song Suggestion

This week’s song suggestion is “Holy Water” by We the Kingdom

Take time to listen to this song.  How is it speaking to you?

Each week we will offer reflections on one of the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Cardinal Virtues that accompany them.  Click the image to learn more about each reflection area.

Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

Gluttony (ST II-II q148)
Gluttony is the inordinate desire for food.

  • Am I overweight?
  • Do I eat more than I need? To how serious an extent?
  • Do I spend excessive money on food?
  • Do I drink alcohol excessively? Do I drive after drinking?
  • Do I eat greedily and with little consideration for those at table with me?
  • Do I fail to give money to help the hungry?
  • Do I fail to regularly practice fasting and self-denial, especially on Fridays?
  •  Do I abstain from meat on Fridays?
  • Do I regularly fast an hour before receiving Holy Communion at Mass?

Seven Cardinal Virtues: Temperance

Temperance overcomes the sin of gluttony. Gluttony wants us to give into our self gratification for eating and drinking, among other things. Temperance is our ability to control ourselves and these desires. We may fall into the trap of self indulgence but during these times we can call upon the virtue of moderation.


LET US PRAY!

Blessed Redeemer, fill us with the fruits of the Spirit so that we may live a fruitful life in your service. Amen.

Duchow, Gil.  The Saving Passion Lenten Devotions. The Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust and Creative Communications for the Parish. 2019.

Facing My Demons

By Bishop Robert Barron

Jer 7:23-28 / Lk 11:14-23

Possession is not just a state of anxiety, and Jesus was not merely a master therapist. He wasn’t curing mental illness but expurgating the demonic. Psychology concerns itself with the emotional response to being possessed; Jesus faced the demonic head-on and was able to heal a person by ridding him of the demon is influence that controlled him. If Jealousy is ruining your life, you have to arrive at deep-seated realization about who you are and what life is about before that demon will depart. If envy is giving you violent thoughts, you have to change the way you see things before it will leave you alone. If greed consumes you, you have to face this adversary to be free of it.

-Thomas Moore

Writing in the Sand

What, like the demons, seems to control me and make it hard to respond to God at work in me?

In earlier biblical books like Job, the satan or accuser is a kind of Grand Inquisitor who tests human faith. After the exile, Satan was understood as evil spirit, subordinate but hostile to God, struggling with God for domination of the earth, and tempting humans from following God’s ways.

3/10-Tuesday:
Mass 9:00am

3/11-Wednesday:
Mass at Our Lady 7:00am
Mass at Boulder Creek 9:00am

3/12-Thursday:
Mass 9:00am

3/13-Friday:
Mass 9:00am

3/14-Saturday:
Reconciliation 3:30pm
Mass 5:00pm

3/15-Sunday:
Mass 9:00am
Mass 11:00am