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LECTIO
DIVINA

Lectio divina is a method of prayer from the monastic tradition of Christianity. It is translated as “holy reading,” “divine reading”, “meditative reading,” or “spiritual reading.”

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IGNATIAN GOSPEL CONTEMPLATION

Ignatian contemplation is a very active way of praying that engages the mind and heart and stirs up thoughts and emotions and is suited especially for the Gospels.

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Weekly Reflection

Repent or Parish

03-24-2019We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 44, No. 1

We can look at today’s readings in two ways. On the one hand, we can be intimidated by the warnings. Jesus talks of people who have died tragically and unexpectedly. Twice he warns, “But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” (Luke 13:3, 5). Saint Paul warns the Corinthians that many Israelites disobeyed God and were struck down, an example for future generations. On the other hand, we also hear of God’s mercy. God hears the Israelites’ suffering and rescues them, leading them to the promise land. Should we be worried or consoled? The two aspects come together in the parable Jesus tells in today’s Gospel. The owner of the orchard threatens to cut down a barren fig tree because it hadn’t borne fruit for three years. But the gardener pleads for mercy, promising to care for it and feed it for another year. He makes a deal: if it doesn’t bear fruit after another year, it can be cut down. The warning was not empty, but the promise takes precedence. Despite continually failing to bear fruit, the fig tree gets a final chance.

How can you bear fruit, given another chance?

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Events

Shine High School Youth Ministry

Sunday nights at 6:00pm in the Teen Room (Faith Formation Bldg, Rm #3)

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Annual Long-Sleeve Relief Drive for Farmworkers

Mar 6 - Apr 18

Help, either by donating long-sleeve shirts (drop off at the entrance of the church); or by making a monetary donation.

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Little Lent Books

The Little Black Books for Lent are now available. Get yours today at the Gift Store or Parish Office.

$1.00 per copy.

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Stations of the Cross / Via Crucis

Mar 22 7:00pm

Every Friday during Lent in the Chapel
Please be in the Chapel at 6:45pm.

Todos los viernes de Cuaresma 7:00pm en la Iglesia.
Favor de llegar a la Iglesia a las 6:45pm

Knights of Columbus Officers' Meeting

Mar 25 7:00pm

Saint Clare Fellowship Room