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  • Breaking Open the Word

     Breaking Open the Word [Psalm 116]
    I will walk before the Lord,
    in the land of the living

    2nd Sunday Lent, Year B

    God’s character is defined as ‘mercy’. Psalmist gives thanks to God for hearing his cry for mercy. It would mean that the Psalmist experiences the presence of God in his
    anguish-filled life situation. Prayer has many dimensions: all prayers are connecting to
    the empowering grace of God, invoking God to be present in all our life experiences.

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  • Parish Mission & Family Sunday - March, 2015

    Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the parish mission planned for March 8-11, 2015.  Father Frank Desiderio will be presenting "Can you let go of a grudge?  A spirituality of forgiveness".  (Learn more about Father Desiderio)  


    Our 2nd Annual Family Sunday is March 15, 2015.  Bishop Michael Warfel will be here to celebrate Mass with us!

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  • Office hours

    The parish office is open Monday-Thursday from 10:00am-4:00pm and by appointment.  Please call 228-9800 or 228-2962.

  • PRAYER - LECTIO DIVINA


    Known by the Latin name of Lectio Divina, or 'Divine Reading', this is a centuries
    old method of praying with Scriptures.
    This method is especially suited to praying the psalms, parts of the prophets, wisdom
    literature, and the epistles.
    • First, choose the passage you intend to pray.
    • Enter into the prayer in a quiet place in a comfortable yet attentive posture.
    • Mark the start of the prayer by recognizing you are in the presence of God.
    • Be aware of your own needs
        - what gift or grace do you feel you need to ask of God?
    • Slowly read the passage
    • Stop where a word of phrase strikes you.
    Savor it, stay with it as long as there is something in it for you.
    The passage may trigger thoughts on your own life - that is fine.
    • Talk to God in your own words, or simply stay in silence before God.
    • When you are ready, or if you become distracted, move on to the next phrase, and again, stop when something strikes you. Take your time.
    • When your prayer time is finished, end with a short prayer.
    The idea is not so much to think about the passage as to let it engage your feelings, emotions and life. Try 15 to 20 minutes every day.
    The questions to ask when looking back on the prayer are:
    What struck me?
    How did I react and feel?
    Does this tell me anything about God, myself, or the way I relate to God or to others?