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CONFESSION FOR LENT

Every Saturday from 4:00-5:00pm in the Church
Wednesday, April 6th at 6:00pm in the Chapel

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Every Friday of Lent starting March 4th
12:15pm in the Chapel
6:30pm in the Church

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

Join us for a Holy Hour on March 11th at 9am in the Chapel.

GOSPEL MEDITATION

March 6, 2022

1st Sunday of Lent

One of the greatest temptations human beings face is leaving the truth of who they are, where they came from and who created them in pursuit of more personal satisfactions. When we consider all that desires our attention in a given day, there are many lures that attract us to illusions about ourselves. We can easily find ourselves distracted or tired, preoccupied with preserving our status in life, social relationships, current trends, and corporate demands, and intrigued by pursuing what we perceive to be the “path of least resistance.” The daily concerns of life can quickly take our eyes off of our truth, making the empty promises of worldly accomplishments and ideologies seem so attractive. What is at risk in giving into this temptation?

We cease giving thanks to and worshipping our Creator as we pursue our own self-sufficiency, power, and prestige. We replace the true God with a “pet” one. While many do not totally dismiss the idea of God and pretend to remain at least remotely connected, they do not invest themselves heart, mind, and soul in the relationship either. That is why we are so easily swayed. If something attractive comes along, we lunge for it. After all, having a position above and over everyone else is a good thing, isn’t it? In more honest moments, many have to admit that they believe this to be true. The Evil One is very convincing. But he can only gain control if we allow him to.”

About temptation, St. Basil remarks, “As the pilot of a vessel is tried in the storm, as the wrestler is tried in the ring, the soldier in the battle and the hero in adversity, so is the Christian tried in temptation.” And here is found the reason for Lent. It is a wonderful opportunity to get a handle on the attractive lures of illusion that easily captivate us and bring us off track. It is also a time for some honest reflection rooted in prayer, fasting, and selfless giving that can bring us to temptation’s remedy: love. Love of his Father gave Jesus resistance. It can do the same for us. ©LPi

Weekly Bulletin

1st Sunday Of Lent
March 6, 2022

Special Prayer for

SATURDAY, March 5th to FRIDAY, March 11th.

Mass Schedule

Weekend Saturday – Church 5:00 pm
Sunday – Church 10:00 am
Chapel: 7:30am
Weekday Monday-Saturday 8:15 am in the chapel,
Wednesday 4:00pm in the chapel
Holy Days Schedule will be in bulletin with times.

Liturgical Roles

SATURDAY, 3/12/2022- 5:00 pm
(ENGLISH) – CHURCH – Presider
Fr. Gerald O’Reilly

SÁBADO, 3/12/2022 – 7:00pm
(ESPAÑOL) – IGLESIA—Padre
Fr. Ritchie Ortíz

SUNDAY, 3/13/2022 – 7:30 am
(ENGLISH) – CHAPEL—Presider
Fr. Gerald O’Reilly

DOMINGO, 3/13/22- 8:00am
(ESPAÑOL) – IGLESIA—Padre
Fr. Manuel Rosiles

SUNDAY, 3/13/2022 –10:00 am
(ENGLISH) – CHURCH—Presider
Fr. Gerald O’Reilly

DOMINGO, 3/13/2022-12:00pm
(ESPAÑOL) – IGLESIA
Fr. Manuel Rosiles

Broadcast and Online Masses

Events/News

Lenten Parish Mission

Growing Gracefully in God March 24th, 2022 Presented by Rev. Anthony Muraya Mass in the Chapel at 12:15pm Followed by the Lenten Mission.

1st Annual Flower Fundraiser

Scout Troop 195 1st Annual Flower Fundraiser Color Bowls|Hanging Baskets|Succulent Frames|Landscape Flats|Vegetables&Herbs Pickup order forms at the back of the Church and at the Rectory. ORDERS ARE DUE IN BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH WWW.TROOP195FLOWERS.COM

New Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:45am to 5:00pm Thursday— 8:45am to 12:00pm Saturday and Sunday closed

Frassati Catholic Academy

Mission Party Celebration Fun was had by all and we raised $2,027.47 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at our annual Mission Party Celebration las Friday. The Mission party celebration is an annual event where our students celebrate the end of Ordinary Time before the Lenten Season begins.