Fr. Mike Erwin - 4-13-14 - Palm Sunday
CRS Rice Bowl
For Lent For Life With Lent just one week away, CRS Rice Bowl again invites you into a journey of prayer, fasting, and giving in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need.
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. (in Spanish)
Friday 8 a.m. to Noon
Message from Father
The three images for our RCIA candidates are:
1. A woman drinking in the life changing waters of Jesus
2. A man with his eyes opened
3. Lazarus raised from the dead.
We use late lent to drop our assumptions about our life and trust in God to give us a new life through new vision that only comes through forgiveness. Jesus walks to the cross to give us this forgiveness so our eyes can be opened to keep drinking in Jesus for eternity.
Those being initiated into the faith during Holy Week (starting April 12) need our companionship as they allow their eyes to be so opened. We risk being born again through this same week of bonding ourselves to the actions of Jesus through the last supper, the crucifixion, and the resurrection (April 17-20).
The weekend after Easter, April 27th, the universal church celebrates the canonization of John XXIII who helped us hear the Holy Spirit’s new mental image for the church in the modern world at the Second Vatican Council. The same day we celebrate the canonization of John Paul II and the Holy Spirit working through him to reimagine Eastern Europe as freed through non-violence. The celebration includes anointing at all masses and an evening concert at 7:00 p.m.
It is really happening; God is really going to transform our lives. Let us be freed from our old patterns of life (see reconciliation at Sacred Heart on April 6 at 3:00) and give ourselves more to Jesus Christ through these most holy days.