The response for the psalm for the weekend reads, “I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.” It reminds me of the Beatles song “Let it Be”. “When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be”. The psalms were generally songs that the Jewish people would sing so it somewhat related, but not completely. Unfortunately, the Beatles song does not have to do with the Blessed Mother. The psalm, however, points us toward our goal for Lent - to turn to Him.
He is constantly calling us. He is constantly beckoning us. If we but turn the eyes of our soul to Him. We have so many opportunities this Lent, even during a pandemic, to turn to Him more.
Daily during Lent: MASS, MORNING & NIGHT PRAYER & ADORATION
Morning Prayer & Night Prayer—to begin Thursday, February 18th!
Morning Prayer will be prayed daily Monday thru Saturday 15 minutes prior to Mass.
Night prayer will be prayed nightly at 7:45pm in the lower Church.
To participate, please download the following free app: https://www.ibreviary.org/en/.
Almsgiving: Please consider Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl, a Lenten faith-in-action program. It offers daily opportunities for your family to engage in the spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Learn more at https://www.crsricebowl.org/families.
Weekly during Lent:
Mondays: Sacrament of Penance, 7PM to 8PM (Feb. 22 thru March 22nd)
Parish & Prep Lenten Penance Service - March 22nd, 7PM in both the Upper & Lower Churches with multiple confessors.
Tuesdays: Youth & Young Adult ALPHA via Zoom 7pm—8:15pm. Register here: https://visibvm.flocknote.com/signup/37826
Thursdays: Lenten Reflection led by Fr. Bob in the Upper Church and via Livestream 6:30pm –7:30pm. (2/25, 3/4 & 3/11).
Adult ALPHA via Zoom 7:30-8:45pm. Register here: https://signup.com/go/rKuQROV
Fridays: Stations of the Cross/Benediction in the Upper Church at 7:00 PM.