Browsing the February 2020 archive of From the Pastor

Lent as a Journey

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/29/20

Dear Friends,

            As we have just begun this Lenten season—a time of repentance and of turning back to the Lord—I share with you these words from Pope Benedict XVI:

 

            On this day, marked by the austere symbol of ashes, we enter the season of Lent, beginning ... Read More »

Lent

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/29/20

Dear Friends,

            This upcoming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which obviously means that Lent approaches. As a reminder, there will be Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Mary at 9am and at Resurrection at 7pm. This is often a day when people come to Mass in droves—which is a good ... Read More »

Meditation from Mother Teresa

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/18/20

Dear Friends,

            I share with you this week a meditation from St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa); in this meditation, we should imagine our Lord Jesus Christ speaking to us:

            It is true.            I stand at the door of your heart, day and night. Even when you ... Read More »

The Blessed Sacrament

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/08/20

Dear Friends,

            For my column this week, I simply share with you the words of Fr. Francis J. Ripley about the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament:

 

            Jesus Christ is really present as Man and as God in the Holy Eucharist, consecrated during every Mass and reserved in ... Read More »

The Light of the World

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/08/20

Dear Friends,

            Someone asked me recently when the Christmas season ends. According to our liturgical calendar, the Christmas season ends with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which is typically celebrated the Sunday following the Solemnity of the Epiphany, which had traditionally been on January 6, ... Read More »