1st Sunday of Lent

Repent and Believe in the Gospel

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Some thoughts on today's scripture


  • What spirit drives me in the things I do? Is my heart a home for the Spirit? Could the Holy Spirit be inviting me to take more quiet space? In the bible, the ‘wilderness’ is a place of revelation and of intimacy with God. I need to put secondary things aside to meet God. God is found in emptiness as well as in fullness. I can find him in the emptiness of sickness and old age and disappointment and failure and solitude.

As Lent begins I might promise God that I will be faithful to the quiet space and time that Sacred Space offers me. I want the kingdom of God to come near me. I want to believe more deeply in the good news.


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Fr. Tom's Lent Series

on Prayer #1

First of five or six talks and demonstrations on ways to pray. Tonight is some intro thoughts and then taking about "Conversation with God," and "Rote Prayers," like the rosary, and praying a part of the Rosary. Future topic: 2 ways of praying with the Bible, Contemplation, A Day Review Prayer (Examen). The future talks won't be so long!

Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.

“This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, 

of the covenant between me and you 

and every living creature with you: 

I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign

of the covenant between me and the earth.

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Mid Week Chat with Father Tom

Self Care For The Winter Blues

During the colder days and shorter daylight hours, it's not unusual to experience symptoms of the "winter blues." Although most of us can relate to these feelings, they do not have to be an inevitable part of the season. Check out these tips to improve your mood and learn when to seek help.


This article was recommended by a mental health therapist/parishioner. Watch for others to come in the following weeks.

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February 25 12:00-1:30 EST Register Today

One does not live on bread alone,

but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.

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Best Lent Ever - The Missing Piece

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Pop-up Catechesis Practicing the Lenton Disciplines

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Meatless Meal:

Easy Veggie Quesadillas

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1-cm cubes
  • 2–3 cups chopped veggies (I used bell pepper, red onion and corn)
  • 1 small jalapeño, cored and finely diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (or regular chili powder*)
  • fine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper, to taste*
  • 4–6 large flour tortillas
  • 3–4 cups shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • dipping options: your favorite salsaguacamole and/or sour cream

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