An Entire Day of Prayer Before Our Lord
Last week Friar Franck organized an entire day of prayer for our St. Anne-Pacelli middle and high school students before our Lord present in the Eucharist. Instead of going to their Religion classes on Friday, they went to our church for 50 minutes of Eucharistic Adoration. While a few were a little antsy, the vast majority were happy to participate and asked that we do this again. Next time we will stream the whole event and allow the families of our students and parishioners to tune in when they want and pray with our students before our Lord.
I Dropped the Ball
The other day a young soldier from Fort Benning came up to me and said, “Father, I can’t believe it! I’ve dropped the ball. I missed Ash Wednesday because after a long day in the field I was too lazy to get ashes. And I am sorry to say that I have reneged on all of my Lenten resolutions. I can’t believe how lazy I’ve been. I’ve never screwed up this much.” It was obvious to me that he was upset with himself. My words to him were simple: “Pick one thing and start anew, just start over. Don’t come up with these huge plans to make up for what you’ve done or failed to do. Just pick one thing and start over.” God appreciates any sacrifice we make, any time we think of Him, anytime we spend a few moments in prayer. God appreciates that you feel so bad for not following through with your resolutions. Don’t throw in the towel, just pick yourself up and dust yourself off and make one simple resolution to finish Lent. When we finished I asked him if I could share our parking lot conversation in the bulletin because I am sure there are others in the same boat. If you are in the same boat as this young man, the same applies to you. Don’t throw in the towel. Don’t despair. Just start over.
Feeding the Friars
Many families have prepared delicious meals for us over the past few months. If you would like to bring the friars dinner on a Tuesday or Thursday, click here to sign-up
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