Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Ps 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
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Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent: Ex 17:3-7; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42
On my first mission trip to General Cepeda, Mexico I was humbled by the generosity of the poor we were there to serve. The first mass I celebrated in my broken Spanish was with about ten people gathered in a small building in one of the poorest ranchos outside of General Cepeda. During mass, an elderly woman got up from her seat, walked behind me and started to search for something behind the flowers near the tabernacle. I was stunned when she pulled out a collection basket. How could this be? Aren’t these people the poorest of the poor? What money do they have to give?
Readings for the Second Sunday of Lent: Gn 12:1-4a; Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22; 2 Tm 1:8b-10; Mt 17:1-9
Our friends Drag and Gary meet up with Matt Maher, our favorite Canadian Catholic singer/songwriter, to talk about Lent. We learn about God’s mercy, using our inside voices, and cheese pizza.
Here we are, on Fat Tuesday – and if you’re like me, you’re scrambling to decide what exactly you’re giving up for the next 40 days. Will it be candy – no, procrastinating… or maybe you’ll finally tackle that missing prayer time. The possibilities seem infinite and overwhelming. Before you know it, there are going to be ashes on your forehead and all your Catholic friends will be asking, “So what did YOU give up this year?” Don’t worry too much. I’ve been thinking about it, and I have some rock-solid advice on how to make this the most productive (and rewarding) Lent ever.
Readings for Sunday of the First Week of Lent: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17; Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19; Mt 4:1-11