Pastor's Column

March 2020

Mar 29

March 29, 2020

As we continue to live into this new reality of distancing ourselves, including no public Masses, we are faced with fasting from the Eucharist. And while this has been forced upon us because of the current pandemic, fasting from the Eucharist as a spiritual exercise has deep roots in our Church. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI reflected on this...
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Mar 8

March 8, 2020

As we enter into the second week of Lent, there are exciting things happening in our parish and in the wider Church. Prayer and outreach, such central themes of Lent, were the focus for many of our parishioners last weekend. Last Saturday we hosted our annual Lenten Women’s Retreat, where more than 245 women gathered for prayer and...
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Mar 1

March 1, 2020

Last Wednesday we entered into what one writer has called a time of “bright sadness.” That’s how Alexander Schmemman in his book Great Lent describes our journey through Lent. He writes, “As we make the first step into the ‘bright sadness’ of Lent, we see - far, far away - the destination. It is the joy of...
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