Posts from February 2016

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Homily for the 3rd Sunday in Lent

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Compassionate and Patient God The Third Sunday of Lent brings us some harsh warnings. Warnings tempered by consoling hope. In the gospel, Jesus cautions his listeners twice, in exactly the same way: “But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will perish …. But I tell you, if you do not repent, you […]

Reflection on the Readings of the 3rd Sunday in Lent

by Joy Rastiello

Reflection – Third Sunday of Lent As I reflect on the Gospel of Luke 13: 1-9, I think about the two main parts to this Gospel. First, there is the story in which Jesus is told about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus is asked if He thinks […]

24 Hours for the Lord

by Joy Rastiello

March 4-5, 2016 Bishop Serratelli, In Communion with  Pope Francis, Invites all to: 24 HOURS FOR THE LORD “By calling for an attentive listening to the word of God and encouraging the initiative ‘24 Hours for the Lord,’ I sought to stress the primacy of prayerful listening to God’s word, especially his prophetic word, […] “The mercy […]

Soup Recipe for Week 3 in Lent

by Shannon Jones

Lentil Soup This soup is healthy, hearty, and good for both the body and the soul. Enjoy this on a Lenten Friday evening with a mozzarella, tomato, and pesto flatbread or cheesy garlic bread, fresh from the oven. Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 8 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, diced 2 […]

Reflection on the Readings of the 2nd Sunday in Lent

by Joy Rastiello

Reflection on the Readings of the Second Sunday in Lent  Today’s Gospel tells us of the magnificent Transfiguration of Jesus. Peter, James and John catch a glimpse of our Beloved Jesus’ great glory and were amazed. I think that each one of us has had many experiences in our own lives, where we encounter the […]

Homily for the 2nd Week in Lent

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Transfiguration As Christians, as disciples, we are called to testify to people about Jesus. If we are to be effective in our proclamation, it presupposes that we have seen and heard the Lord for ourselves. However, like the apostles, Peter, James and John who were asleep, we, too, might also miss God’s glory and […]

Soup Recipe for Week 2 in Lent

by Shannon Jones

Potato, Leek, and Cauliflower Soup A family favorite in our home, this creamy soup is elegant enough for company, yet simple, earthy, and meatless. Serve with warm sourdough bread and butter and a simple salad and enjoy with those whom you love on a Lenten Friday night. Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 8 Ingredients: 4 […]

Reflection on the Readings of the 1st Sunday in Lent

by Joy Rastiello

This week marks the beginning of Lent.   The Sunday readings offer uplifting spirit in times of struggle and speak directly to the cycle of our loving relationship with God. We know that love starts from God and today’s readings start with God receiving our gifts and offerings of love in front of the altar, which […]