“Scott Hahn on the Pope’s Resignation”

[photo courtesy the Sacred Page]

The Sacred Page, a blog about Catholic biblical theology, published a piece this morning with Scott Hahn’s comments on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. The text from the Sacred Page can be found at http://www.thesacredpage.com/2013/02/scott-hahn-on-popes-resignation.html?m=1. Scott Hahn’s observation describes Pope Benedict XVI making a pious and symbolic gesture on two occasions to Pope Celestine V.

On the Sacred Page’s blog, you can see photos from the Pope’s first gesture at the tomb of St. Celestine V. In the background of these photos is rubble from the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, which occurred just weeks before the Pope’s visit.

Last Sunday Before Lent

It’s the 5th Sunday in Ordinary time. Are you ready for 40 days to change your life? Ash Wednesday is this week, along with Fat Tuesday and St. Valentine’s Day. Be sure to get a bulletin: Bulletin-2013-02-10.pdf


And finally, the Gospel for next week:

Luke 4:1-13

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan
and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days,
to be tempted by the devil.
He ate nothing during those days,
and when they were over he was hungry.
The devil said to him,
“If you are the Son of God,
command this stone to become bread.”
Jesus answered him,
“It is written, One does not live on bread alone.
Then he took him up and showed him
all the kingdoms of the world in a single instant.
The devil said to him,
“I shall give to you all this power and glory;
for it has been handed over to me,
and I may give it to whomever I wish.
All this will be yours, if you worship me.”
Jesus said to him in reply,
“It is written:
You shall worship the Lord, your God,
and him alone shall you serve.

Then he led him to Jerusalem,
made him stand on the parapet of the temple, and said to him,
“If you are the Son of God,
throw yourself down from here, for it is written:
He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,
With their hands they will support you,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Jesus said to him in reply,
“It also says,
You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.
When the devil had finished every temptation,
he departed from him for a time.

Anointed: Area High School Students Prepare for Confirmation at Newman

This morning, 15 high school students from the parish of Saints Peter and Paul prepared for the sacrament of Confirmation through exploration the impact of the Eucharist, personal testimonies from current Newman students, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament coupled with Confessions and spiritual readings from Mother Teresa.

The second and final confirmation retreat of 2013 will be Saturday, March 9. Over 50 students are expected to attend the March day of formation.