Second Sunday of Lent : March 16, 2014
Sunday's Message Mathew 17: 1 - 9
“Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James and John; His face shone like the sun and His clothes became white as light…”
On this Lenten Sunday, we journey with Jesus and Peter, James and John up themountain of the transfiguration. After our climb, in ourexhaustion and weariness, we behold Christ in all His divinity.
The divinity is the source of His teaching, His healing, His feeding. We find ourselves part of the extraordinary connection between Father and Son, between prophecy and fulfillment, between spirit and flesh.
In the Lents and Easters of our lives, may God’s light illuminate our way; may Christ travel with us as our guide and protector. We are called to be “agents of transfiguration.” God places us in the world as His fellow workers. We work with God so that injustice is transfigured into justice, so that there will be more compassion and caring, more laughter and joy.
FAST DURING LENT
“Lent is an opportunity to get rid of excessive weight: a pound of “stress” and a pound of “rushing around,” a kilo of “self-centeredness” and a kilo of “shorttemperedness,” an ounce of “envy” and an ounce of “spite.”
A kilo of “overconsumption” and a kilo of “shortsightedness,” an ounce of “TV” and an ounce of “conformity.” Come and pray with us during the Lenten season.
Christ Jesus . . . destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
— 2 Timothy 1:10b
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open our hearts
to the voice of Your word
and free us
from the original darkness
that shadows our vision.
“Restore our sight that we may look upon Your Son.
“We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.
MEN’S EMMAUS RETREAT
The next Men’s Emmaus Retreat will be held on March 21st, 22st and 23rd in English at the Youth Center.
For more information please call
Tomas Helou at (305) 778-6161 or email email@example.com
Javier Cuadros at (305) 458-6252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LENTEN RETREAT: APRIL 5th, 2014
Father Julio Solano will give a Lenten Retreat in the Albertson Parish Hall on Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
The theme will be: “The Last Seven of Jesus on the Cross”.Do something special and different in this Lent . Attend this retreat.
DARKNESS AND LIGHT
“The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within reach, is joy. There is a radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see.
And to see, we have only to look. I beseech you to look. Everything we call a trial, a sorrow… believe me… the gift is there, and the wonder of an overshadowing presence.
Our joys too… conceal diviner gifts.”
REPENTANCE IS “METANOIA”
We tend to think of the word “repent” as a bit old-fashioned, perhaps as meaning that we should be walking around beating ourselves in public.
But in the New Testament the word translated as “repentance” is the Greek word “metanoia.”
Lent is an opportunity for new beginnings for ourselves, and perhaps we should take the opportunity to give one another a second chance.
- The school will be closed on Monday, March 17th due to a scheduled floating holiday.
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YOUTH GROUP NEWS
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A woman was shopping for a new dress and found the most stunning creation she had ever seen. But it was outrageously expensive - $500. She knew she just had to have it. If she didn't snap it up, it would soon be gone. Despite the mortgage and many overdue household bills, she bought it. That evening she modeled it for her husband, who asked, “How much did it cost?” She told him and he leaped out of his chair. “How could you? You know we’re scrimping to pay the mortgage!”
She explained that she was tempted beyond her ability to resist. The husband said, “When you’re tempted, tell the devil to get behind you.” “I did,” she answered. “And he bent close to my ear and said, ’It looks great from the back, too!’”