Reflections with Fr. Mark
Sin is not always ugly it may be beautiful and attractive.  For example, Eve saw the fruit of the tree as beautiful and attractive and something to be had.  God has blessed us with free will and a choice.  God desires us to make wonderful choices in freedom and grace.  However, we know that sometimes we fail to do this because sin can be sneaky and deceiving, even in its attractiveness. 

When we submit ourselves to the power of God’s love our eyes are open to the darkness of sin as we are made to see our nakedness of selfish choices.  God desires to show us the beauty of freedom and conscience and to recognize sin and reject it.  This is our task, and it can be difficult at times, so we need to remain in God’s loving grace.

Continue the journey…

Spiritual Reflection: “Open my eyes.” ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Blessings of love,

Fr. Mark

Ash Wednesday Schedule
February 17, 2021

Distribution of Ashes: 9:00 am Mass
 
Drive-thru Ash Distribution: 10:00-11:00 am
(Same procedure as Sunday Communion Drive-thru.)
 
Ash Distribution: 6:00 pm
(In the Church, No Service.)

Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence, not a Holy Day of Obligation.
(Fast one full meal; two smaller meals. Abstinence: No meat.) 


Parish Weekly Mass Schedule
(Subject to change at any time)

Weekday Masses (In the church):
9:00 am

Sunday Masses (In the church):
8:30 am and 10:30 am

Sunday Drive-thru Communion Reception Line:
12:00-12:45 pm
 
Sunday Virtual Mass:
Available online Sunday mornings at www.stluketemplecity.org.