3/16 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:

3/16-Monday:

3/17-Tuesday:
Mass 9:00am
Rosary 10:00am
Mary’s Way of the Cross 11:00am
Stations of the Cross with Students 2:30pm
Reconciliation 7:30pm

3/18-Wednesday:
Mass at Our Lady 7:00am 
Child Friendly Adoration 3:00pm

3/19-Thursday:
Mass 9:00am

3/20-Friday:
Mass 9:00am
Friday Morning Scripture Study 9:45am
Women’s Bible Study 10:00 am
Stations of the Cross 5:30pm
Soup Supper 6:00pm
Sr. Maria Damien 6:30pm

3/21-Saturday:
Reconciliation 3:30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 5:00pm
Knights of Columbus Movie Night 6:00pm

3/22-Sunday:
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:00am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 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

Greed is the excessive love of possessing things.

  • Am I overly concerned about my own comfort and well-being?
  • Am I resentful of my lack of money or resources?
  • Am I generous in giving?
  •  Do I give with a cheerful heart?
  • Do I cheat, steal, fudge, or fail to pay my bills on time?
  • Do I use people for my own ends and advantage?
  • Do I waste money?

Seven Cardinal Virtues: Generosity

Generosity overcomes the sin of greed. Our lives can be filled with a yearning for material goods. Material objects can block our vision of Christ who told us to give to the poor. This means not only do we give what we have in “excess” but to surrender all of our time, money, and spiritual gifts to those in need.

Forming Your Faith Series

The Forming Your Faith series for Lent will be included in this Monday Motivation for the remaining weeks in the series..  Click the logo to the right to view this weeks video.

This week’s video:

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained
The Story of Salvation: Creation, Fall, & Redemption
35m

The story of salvation began with Creation itself—and a decision that affects all of us to this present day. How did the events of an ancient past set into motion God’s rescue operation to save us from eternal death?


LET US PRAY!

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, and enable me to see you I others whom I need to serve. Amen.

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

Ignoring the Poor

Jer 17:5-10 – Lk 16:19-31

What was the crime of the rich man? There is no suggestion that he had acquired his wealth dishonestly or that he had deprived other of their livelihood. He could have asked, “What have I done wrong?” The point is that he did nothing. He ignored Lazarus. His sin was one of omission, not commission. We are guilty of sins of commission and omission. Our society is filled with indigent people. Every city and town has its homeless and its hungry. In every neighborhood there are shut-ins, the handicapped and the elderly. If Lazarus is not at our doorstep, he is around the corner or up the block. We do not have to be wealthy or bear an obligation to help those in need.

– Charles E. Miller, CM

– As Rain That Falls

What can I do to notice the needs of the poor around me?

For the ancients the universe had three distinct levels: heaven, earth and the netherworld (under or below the earth called Sheol) each separated by such a great chasm that only God (and those God sends as messengers like angels or Jesus) can move from one level to the other.

3/17-Tuesday:
Mass 9:00am

3/18-Wednesday:
Mass at Our Lady 7:00am

3/19-Thursday:
Mass 9:00am

3/20-Friday:
Mass 9:00am

3/21-Saturday:
Reconciliation 3:30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 5:00pm

3/22-Sunday:
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:00am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 11:00am