The word "Lent" means spring!

In these forty days of Lent we are all asked to grow in our knowledge and love of God.  "Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel" were the words used when we received our ashes on Ash Wednesday and so during Lent we commit ourselves to fasting from those things that keep us from God and we strive to reach out to those around us who need our help.   The three traditional disciples of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  We pray so that we may better do God's Will.  We fast from excess and from those things that are unhealthy both spiritually and physically.   And we share with others what we have so that all will have enough.

Help us participate in a national survey of parish life

Thank you to everyone who completed the national survey.  We had a very high response rate compared to other parishes.  We will let you know more information about the survey as we receive it.

Sacred Reading: The Story of a Soul

Every month, we've been reading a wonderful book about faith and spirituality.  This month we will be reading The Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St Teresa of Lisieux. St. Teresa of the Little Flower.  This is a wonderful book, a spiritual classic, that tells the life and struggles of St. Teresa.   Many, many people have found this book to be a powerful story and a wonderful challenge for doing little things for God.  Come and read along with us! 

We treasure... We celebrate... You are invited...

Stewardship is the faith-filled understanding that all we have and all that we are is a gift from God - our time, our talent, our money and even the gift of life itself. Psalm 111 asks, "How can we make a return for the goodness of God?"  We show our gratitude for these gifts by returning a portion of them back to God.  In the end, the sharing of our time with God, the giving of a portion of our treasure to support the needs of others and our church, the use of our talents to build up God's kingdom here in our midst are all expressions of our gratitude to the One who have given us everything.  Thank you, Lord!