March 5th, 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Today we begin the season of Lent. Lent provides a great opportunity for us to learn how to live life more abundantly (cf. John 10:10). Sin robs us of charity and makes our hearts grow cold for wanting to do good for God and for others. If we are willing to examine our lives in the Light of the Gospel and strive to have a better relationship with the Lord and one another by letting go of things that not compatible with God’s plan we will truly have a most powerful experience of Easter.
Hopefully, we have all had a chance to prayerfully examine our lives to come up with a spiritual plan for lent. The Church gives us three pillars to focus help us focus our efforts. These pillars are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Nearly every year I have been at St. Brendan parish I receive a letter from the Missions Office thanking us for our increasing generosity with the Rice Bowl Campaign. Thank you so much for helping with this important part of Lent.
I am looking forward to journeying with you and learning to live life with more abundance and joy. Let’s pray and support each other through this holy season. There are many opportunities in the parish for everyone to help you have a fruitful lent.
I will be providing extra resources after each homily during Lent. To view these resources go to my website (www.thegraceofpentecost.com) website and click on "Lent 2014".
St. Brendan This Week
Week of March 5th, 2014
Please click here for the Parish Lenten Calendar.
Por favor, marque aqui para el calendario de Cuaresma en español.
Our parish is participating in the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl program during Lent. You are invited to put a regular donation into the Rice Bowl to help with hunger programs both in the United States and in the World. Please be sure to take a Rice Bowl home and use this fun and easy resource to deepen your family's Lenten experience and make a difference in the lives of the poor.
The Light is On for You!
Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation through an initiative of the Seattle Archdiocese to allow all Catholics to avail themselves of this healing sacrament. Confession is a wonderful opportunity to set aside our sinful ways and to draw closer to our Lord.
- Confessions will be held every Friday during Lent from 6pm to 7pm in every Catholic Church in the Diocese.
- Additionally, we celebrate Reconciliation every Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm at St. Brendan.