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Second Sunday of Lent

“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”

As we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent, check in with yourself. How are you doing with your Lenten sacrifice? In what ways have you succeeded and where is there room for growth? 

Saint Katharine Drexel 

“Katharine Drexel is an excellent example of that practical charity and generous solidarity with the less fortunate which has long been the distinguishing mark of American Catholics. May her example help young people in particular to appreciate that no greater treasure can be found in this world than in following Christ with an undivided heart and in using generously the gifts we have received.”

St. John Paul II, Homily, October 1, 2000 

Reflection

Lent is not only about abstaining from eating or from doing what one likes. It is also about improving our relationships with God and with those who surround us. For example: 

  • Treat our loved ones with care and respect. 
  • Come to Sunday Mass together with your family. 
  • Receive the Sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist. 
  • Assist the poor. 

Prayer

Loving Jesus, 

Walk with us as we make our journey through the desert of this Lenten season. When we feel lost and alone, help us to hear your tender voice calling our name. When we encounter the brokenness in our world, inspire us to respond with generous hearts and kind words. When we are distracted by the noise of this world, enable us to depend on you for answers. In all moments, teach us to trust in you so that as we make our earthly journey we may come to know of your love and mercy and one day soak in the heavenly light with you forever. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen 

Fasting

we are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday: The norms are obligatory from ages 18-59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. 

Abstinence

We are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Fridays during Lent and Good Friday: The norms are obligatory from age 14 onwards. 

Stations of the Cross

Through the Stations of the Cross we are called to relive the Passion, Pain, Suffering and the Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ he offered for the salvation of each of us. You are invited each Friday during Lent as we commemorate the Stations of the Cross in English at 6 PM and Spanish at 7:45 PM 

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