2014 Easter Schedule –
The Sacred Triduum
Morning Prayer - 8 a.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7 p.m.
Morning Prayer – 8 a.m.
Tre Ore: Stations of the Cross &
The Seven Last Words - 12 Noon
The Passion of the Lord and
Veneration of the Cross - 6 p.m.
Morning Prayer - 8 a.m.
Easter Vigil - 8:30 p.m.
Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord -8 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS-During the Season of Lent we have the tradition of walking with Jesus on the way to Calvary. It is a beautiful way to walk with Jesus and to pray in the company of fellow parishioners. Stations of the Cross will be every Friday from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SOUP SUPPERS-This Lent bring your family to pray the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. Stations will be followed by a simple but delicious supper of soup and bread in the Parish Hall.
Serra Club will host the Soup Supper on Friday, April 11th.
Come join us every Friday in Lent at 6:30 p.m. in the Church to walk with Jesus and eat with friends as he did.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Grace to you and peace. We customarily observe
Lent as a time for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving,
or charitable works. I’ve had the opportunity here
recently to reflect on prayer and fasting, so before
Lent comes to an end, I share this reflection on
almsgiving from Pope Leo the Great, who preached
the following powerful message on charity in 450
“In the gospel of John the Lord says: ‘In this will all
men know that you are my disciples, if you have
love for each other.’ In a letter of the same apostle
we read: ‘Beloved, let us love one another, for love
is from God, and everyone who loves is born of
God and knows God; he who does not love does not
know God for God is love.’
The faithful should therefore enter into themselves
and make a true judgment on their attitudes of mind
and heart. If they find some store of love’s fruit in
their hearts, they must not doubt God’s presence
within them. If they would increase their capacity
to receive so great a guest, they should practice
greater generosity in doing good, with persevering
If God is love, charity should know no limit, for
God cannot be confined.
Any time is the right time for works of charity, but
these days of Lent provide a special
encouragement. Those who want to be present at
the Lord’s Passover in holiness of mind and body
should seek above all to win this grace, for charity
contains all other virtues and covers a multitude of
As we prepare to celebrate that greatest of all
mysteries, by which the blood of Jesus Christ did
away with our sins, let us first of all make ready the
sacrificial offerings of works of mercy. In this way
we shall give to those who have sinned against us
what God in his goodness has already given to us.
Let us now extend to the poor and those afflicted
in different ways a more open-handed
generosity, so that God may be thanked through
many voices and the relief of the needy
supported by our fasting. No act of devotion on
the part of the faithful gives God more pleasure
than that which is lavished on his poor. Where
he finds charity with its loving concern, there he
recognizes the reflection of his own fatherly
In these acts of giving do not fear a lack of
means. A generous spirit is itself great wealth.
There can be no shortage of material for
generosity where it is Christ who feeds and
Christ who is fed. In all this activity there is
present the hand of him who multiplies the bread
by breaking it, and increases it by giving it away.
The giver of alms should be free from anxiety
and full of joy. His gain will be greatest when
he keeps back least for himself. The holy
apostle Paul tells us: He who provides seed for
the sower will also provide bread for eating; he
will provide you with more seed, and will
increase the harvest of your goodness, in Christ
Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with the
Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord!
Fr. Christopher, O.P.