Lent 2013 begins Wednesday, February 13. At Newman, we’ll have Mass at the normal 9:30p plus 12:05p for the non-night-owls. Also, start thinking of something inherently good that you will offer up, allowing God, the creator of all good, to work more deeply in your life.
Let the penance begin 5 years, 9 months, 5 days, 17 hours, 16 minutes ago.
Both 11a and 8p Masses are on the agenda today. We’ll have Confessions 9:45-10:45a plus 6:45-7:45p. Why is it the duty of all Catholics to share the faith? Dig this week’s Are you a BA? section of the bulletin: Bulletin-2013-01-20.pdf
Finally, we leave you with the Gospel reading for next Sunday:
Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21
Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events
that have been fulfilled among us,
just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning
and ministers of the word have handed them down to us,
I too have decided,
after investigating everything accurately anew,
to write it down in an orderly sequence for you,
most excellent Theophilus,
so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings
you have received.
Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit,
and news of him spread throughout the whole region.
He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all.
He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
and went according to his custom
into the synagogue on the sabbath day.
He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.
Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down,
and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them,
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
So here’s the scoop. This thing called life is quite challenging and call really leave us feeling empty and hopeless when we’re caught up in concerns of worldly importance and self. Alas, the beauty is found when we turn our lives outward and start living for God and others. The invitation: join a women’s or men’s group this semester and make genuine friends who will walk beside you in this journey.
Ladies, the St. Therese Women’s Groups will continue weekly meetings, tea times, and other great opportunities to grow closer to God and make great friends at the same time. Already in a group? Stay tuned for this semester’s times and locations. Interested in joining a group? Find Elizabeth “Awesome” Beam after Mass, or email elizabeth-beam [at] utulsa.edu.
Gents, if you’re looking for a way to grow as a man of God, consider joining a group. It’s always easier to do the right thing when you have friends who are walking the same path. This semester we’ll continue our book and Bible study, plus have some fun events here and there, maybe Bacon and Rockets or another night at the Boiler Room. Interested in joining a group? Find Adam Bremerkamp after Mass, or email adam-bremerkamp [at] utulsa.edu.