The God Minute , Living Lent Daily, Fish Fry and more
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a success! Thank you to everyone who worked in the kitchen, to those who purchased food and/or made donations and to those who joined Fr. Peter on Zoom!
It was a great night!
We made $660 minus expenses.
Due to many donations we are grateful that our expenses were very low.
Thank you !
Our profit will go to our
Youth Ministry Fund.
Take time each day for
Living Lent Daily
and prepare your heart for a new appreciation of the journey to Easter.
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The God Minute
Feb 19- The Quiet (Fr. Ron)
So beautiful for the First Friday of Lent
Just Come to the Quiet
Come Still Your Soul Completely.
How to Observe Lent in a Different Way This Year
4 ways to shift the focus of your prayers and spiritual practices
Our human lives, with their patterns of love, sin, joy and sorrow, carry on day by day and so does our need for this season of penance.
, Lent gives us the chance to step
of the desert of this pandemic-ridden world and into the overwhelming flood of God’s mercy.
If anything, Lent during a pandemic, war, or economic downturn, becomes more necessary than ever: If we are living the Passion in our small ways, how much more will we marvel that God himself would come to suffer with us and for us?
So maybe this year, we can observe Lent in a different—but still a meaningful and helpful—way.
Maybe this year, instead of giving up something for Lent, we can flip the focus of our prayers and spiritual practices and appreciate what we might
during this season.
Such as what?
you ask. Here are four possibilities:
Steep Yourself in Quiet
Do you feel as though you’re surrounded by turmoil and assaulted with bad news? Lent can be a season of turning off the tumult and
finding ways to meditate
on and experience the shepherd’s Psalm:
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul (Psalm 23:1-2, NIV)
So turn off the newscast. Skip listening to the radio in the car. Maybe sit in a park or city church at midday and listen…to the quiet.
Look for a Fresh Perspective
Remember Elijah after his showdown with the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18)? He was exhausted. He felt isolated, alone, the last sane voice in the entire nation. But he wasn’t. God spoke and informed Elijah that there were still thousands of faithful souls who could be counted alongside him (see 1 Kings 19:18). This man of God gained a new outlook.
A change in routine
—even an unwelcome disruption—can provide a fresh perspective, if we talk it through with God. He will often (as He did Elijah) restore us and point us in a new direction, if we’re listening. So don’t just spend these days leading up to Easter waiting and wailing. Keep asking, seeking and knocking (see Matthew 7:7). As you pray, look for God to give you a fresh point of view.
Pursue Some Peace
The prophet Isaiah prayed, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!” (Isaiah 26:3, NLT). What would happen if you made that your daily prayer during Lent? If you fixed your thoughts on God, could you
let go of a longstanding grudge
? With His help, could you forgive a long-ago hurt? Could you trust Him enough and make that long-overdue phone call?
When Jesus wept over Jerusalem, He said, “If you had only known today what would bring you peace!” (Luke 19:42, GWT). Do you know what will bring you peace? Why not make the choices that would bring you inner calm this Lenten season?
Don’t Give Up on Healing
Could Lent be
a time of healing for you
? Would it be a physical healing? A financial breakthrough? A fractured relationship mended?
Sure, it may be a sacrifice to give up salt or red meat during Lent, but wouldn’t that improve your cholesterol? You may find it hard to pray for a neighbor who irritates you, but what if it lowered your blood pressure? You might have given up praying for an outcome, but then you’d surely miss the one prayer that might lead to healing.
When Jesus asked the man at the Pool of Bethesda, “Do you want to get well?” the man replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me" (John 5:7, NIV). He felt friendless and frustrated. And that had been going on for years. But on this particular day, Jesus met him and said, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk” (John 5:8, NIV). And the man picked up his mat and walked.
Have you stopped praying and hoping? Why not take prayerful healing steps this Lenten season to change that?
Maybe this year, however else you
might observe Lent
, try shifting your focus and looking for what you might gain.
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Fish Fry Fridays
4:30 pm - 6:30pm
Parish Center Kitchen
Fish and Chips $10
Clam Chowder $4
Clam Cakes $4
Mac and Cheese $3 Si
de of Fries $3
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At the Heart of Silence is He,
Who is all Stillness...all Peace.
on Friday, February 19 at 3:13PM