Come Let Us Walk Together

February 18th

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” ~Pope John Paul II As we follow the Way of the Cross on Friday, February 23rd, we will meditate on the Stations of the Cross as written and celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday 2000. For over twenty centuries the Church has remembered and relived the Lord’s words and events of His last days on earth. The Church has kept alive the memory by asking us to join and follow in the footsteps of Jesus who went out to carry his cross. Pope John Paul presented the Scriptural accounts of Christ’s passion, as a way of reflecting more deeply on Christ’s passion. The scriptural Way of the Cross sheds light on various individuals that participated in the final walk. Jesus shows compassion and love to all he meets along the way. He is there to set them free from the grip of sin and death. “…Turn to Him in prayer and love. Ask him to grant you the courage and strength to live this freedom always. Walk with him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life” ~Pope J

February 11th

The exchange with God becomes real for us in prayer ~ Brother Alois As we follow the Way of the Cross on Friday, February 16th, we will meditate on the Stations of the Cross as developed by the Taize Community in Burgundy, France. The Tazie Community is made up of over 100 brothers, from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds. The brothers live solely by their work. They do not accept donations. Some brothers live in disadvantaged areas of the world and share the living conditions of the people around them. They strive to be a presence of love among the very poor, street children and those in need. The Taize Community has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage. Pope Paul II on his visit noted that Taize was “a little springtime.” “When tirelessly the Church listens, heals and reconciles, it becomes what it is at its most luminous—a communion of love, of compassion, of consolation, a clear reflection of the Risen Christ. Never distant, never on the defensive, freed of all harshness, the Church can radiate our human hearts.” ~Brother Roger -Maria Alcalde

 

Fridays during Lent Please note the new times
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 5:30 PM
Stations of the Cross 6:30 PM Feb. 16 Tazze, Feb. 23 Children, Mar. 2 Pope John Paul II, Mar. 9 Pope Francis, Mar. 16 For Our Times, Mar. 23 Mary’s Way, Mar. 30 Pope Francis 2017
Lenten Dinner in Parish Center 7:00 PM
No dinner the week of Parish Mission

Rhiannon Jensen