From the Pastor’s Desk – March 8, 2015

The second part of our Lenten discipline is almsgiving. Giving alms is the foundational call of Christians to charity; it is a frequent theme of the Gospels. According to the U.S.C.C.B., during Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on “almsgiving,” which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity. As one of […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 1, 2015

The Gospel text for Tuesday of the First Week of Lent is always Matthew 6: 7 – 15, the Lord’s Prayer. Within the context of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus teaches the disciples his prayer, how to pray. The foundations of this prayer are found in the Hebrew scriptures, the Old Testament texts indicating the type of relationship we […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

On Ash Wednesday, we allowed a minister to sign our foreheads with ashes, after hearing a Gospel that impels us to fast, pray and give alms, give to the poor for over forty days. For these forty days we are to probe the depths of our faith and sit with the messiness of our lives and prepare to offer […]