1st Sunday of Lent – February 18, 2018

Grant, almighty God,
through the yearly observances of holy Lent,
that we may grow in understanding
of the riches hidden in Christ
and by worthy conduct pursue their effects.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Collect for the
1st Sunday of Lent
First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15 – covenant, salvation history
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 – covenant, obedience
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22 – grace, redemption
Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 – temptation, penance
Singing Our Faith

Lent can seem dark and dreary. As Fr. Jim said yesterday, there is much hope to be found in this holy season. Calling to mind our baptism should be at the heart of this. read more...
Universal Prayer

We pray that each of us will be filled with the Spirit, resisting temptation as we enter our own desert of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. read more...
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