Praise God and Let us give thanks!
The Day of the Lord is upon us and we now observe the holy season of Lent.
If you had the joy of receiving ashes upon your forehead on Wednesday it provided the opportunity
to witness again to the path of discipleship. If it is a time where one has been away from the Church now is a beautiful time to reconnect with the Catholic community, a time of second chances and beginning again. Sunday affords time to honestly
reflect upon the steadfast love of God, his unfailing help and his deepest desires to call us into a live of renewal.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church guides us in paragraph 2188, otherwise
cited as CCC 2188 in future postings, "Sunday is a time for reflection, silence, cultivation of the mind, and meditation which furthers the growth of the Christian interior life." The Catholic parish is a holy place where we gather on Sunday to
give worship to God and praise for his will in our lives. It is a day of celebration! As CCC 2188 notes: "...the day should nevertheless be lived as the day of our deliverance." Our deliverance in Christ through Baptism moves us to act.
*Consider this Lent doing something different for God on Sunday. Parents have noted the sports schedules are a challenge for their children when scheduled on the Lord's Day. Could we join our voices to
consider alternatives jointly, thus supporting family life? Can we speak up to Reclaim Sunday even though it will mean a 'turn' from other patterns? Can time be planned for prayer, and silence with God?
We will pray that together
we forge ahead to: Reclaim Sunday!