Renowned Catholic speaker and author Dr. Edward Sri will be delivering A Biblical Walk through the Mass at the Church of St. Mary on April 6. Discover how the prayers, symbols and rituals in the liturgy come alive for us once we understand their biblical roots. Save 5 bucks with early registration by March 8 ($26, lunch included. Dr. Sri will also be giving a free talk on Friday night at 7:00p, Walking with Mary: From Nazareth to the Cross. To register, go to www.churchofsaintmary.com or call Brian Desmarais at 918-749-2561.
Want to put your youth to work for God’s kingdom and have a boatload of fun doing it? Join us for an alternative spring break. We’ll be going to Idabel, Oklahoma, to work during the day and having Mass, prayer, and spiritual formation in the evenings. Oh, did we mention it’s free? Come for the no-commitment information meeting on Wednesday at 6p.
It’s another fantastic week at Newman. We’ve got Adoration on Monday night 9-10, plus all Friday morning for First Friday Adoration. Tuesday there’s Stump the Priest during lunch at the caf. Wednesday we’re having an info session for the Spring Break Service Trip to Idabel, Oklahoma. Don’t miss this free chance to serve and grow spiritually!
Furthermore, we’re launching a new speaker series called Fireside. It will be a casual evening with a distinguished guest and conversations around the fire, either in our lobby or on the new patio if the weather permits. Our first Fireside guest, Deacon Kenny Longbrake, will be speaking on the Prodigal Son painting in our chapel. Snacks, desserts, and light refreshments will be included.
It’s not too late to get involved with the Clear Creek Abbey Work Day. We’ll carpool from Newman at 6:00a sharp. Finally, don’t forget about the opportunity every Friday in Lent for Stations of the Cross, a meager meatless meal, and the Catholicism film series starting at 5:00p.
This week’s bulletin: Bulletin-2013-02-24.pdf
The Gospel reading for next Sunday (Luke 13:1-9):
Some people told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did! Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them— do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” And he told them this parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’ He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.’”