In the readings for the Third Sunday of Lent include the Ten Commandments. Sometimes we may experience God's commands as burdensome, something that places limits on our freedom. But the psalms call them "sweeter than honey." That's because God knows us, loves us, and wants what is good for us, meaning his commands are for our benefit. That's what I reflect on in this week's "Minute Homily."
This week from March 8-10, St. Mary's is having a Lenten Mission preached by guest priest Fr. Marcel Amadi. Fr. Marcel is a campus minister serving the students of Bennett College and NC A&T in Greensboro, as well as Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. He will be speaking about Repentance, Restoration and Renewal in the Season of Lent with talks on Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 pm and a 5:30 pm Mass on Wednesday followed by Confessions and Eucharistic Adoration. You can read the full schedule here.
We look forward to welcoming Fr. Marcel to the mountains, and hope to see you at some or all of his talks this coming week.
SUNDAY MASS at 4:00 pm at Hillside Grind Coffee House, with confessions an hour before Mass (learn more)
Men's and Women's student-led Bible studies, meet online and in-person (learn more)
A new episode of CCM Connect premiers Wednesday at 7 PM on our YouTube channel: this week we talk about Catholic Bling: Wearable Sacramentals.
Adoration & Evening Prayer every Wednesday from 8-9 PM in our chapel.
Friday Mass at 12:15 pm in our chapel
"The Search" Lenten discussion group, Fridays at 4:00 pm on Discord (learn more)
This Friday, March 5: Fr. Paul is unavailable to celebrate the 12:15 Mass. Instead, we will have a Holy Hour of silent Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel from 12-1 pm.
In case you missed it . . .
Listen to Deacon Matt's homily from our holy hour this past Wednesday on St. Katherine Drexel, the wealthy Philadelphia heiress who used her privilege in the service of poor African-American and Native-American communities.