Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Sunday Homilies

Homily for 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, February 28, 2010
(Second Sunday of Lent) 

In his homily for the second Sunday of Lent, Father McSorley talks about Jesus inviting us to be with him in prayer. "When we accept that invitation, we come to see Jesus in a different light."


Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Sunday Homilies

Homily for 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, February 21, 2010
(First Sunday of Lent)

Father Paul talks about the symbolism of Lent, representing for us the desert, where we experience and we fight with two realities that we live in and two ways of living.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Homily for Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday, February 17, 2010
(Ash Wednesday) 

Father McSorley speaks about the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday.


The Lenten Season 2010

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17 this year, Catholics begin the 40-day season called Lent which precedes the celebration of Easter, Christ’s resurrection from the dead.

Since the Second Vatican Council, the church has reemphasized the baptismal character of Lent with the restoration of the catechumenate, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.

In most Catholic parishes, groups of adults prepare to receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil through a process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The traditional Lenten practices of fasting, prayer and almsgiving are still observed, but are done so with the purpose of recalling our baptism and in solidarity with those preparing to be baptized and received into the Church.

On these Web pages, you will find a variety of suggestions and resources to facilitate your Lenten practice and your journey with Christ.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Imposition of blessed ashes

Imposition of blessed ashes will occur at each of the Masses and throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  
 
St. Bernard Catholic Faith Community invites you to enter Lent with a spirit of prayer and penance.
 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Sunday Homilies

Homily for 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, February 14, 2010
(Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time) 

Father McSorley asks: "Where have we planted the roots of our life? Do our roots go out to the life-giving stream of God's grace and love and providence?"


Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Sunday Homilies

Homily for 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, February 7, 2010
(Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Father Paul Henson promotes Together in Mission, the annual archdiocesan appeal, with a little help from Cardinal Roger Mahony.