1st Sunday of Lent

Let’s start off this week with our hearts set on Christ and His mission for us. The bulletin can be found at https://www.tu-catholic.org/wp-content/uploads/Bulletin-2013-02-17.pdf.

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The Gospel for next Sunday (Luke 9:28-36):

Jesus took Peter, John, and James
and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep,
but becoming fully awake,
they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus,
“Master, it is good that we are here;
let us make three tents,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
But he did not know what he was saying.
While he was still speaking,
a cloud came and cast a shadow over them,
and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
They fell silent and did not at that time
tell anyone what they had seen.

What Are You Giving up for Lent?

What are you giving up for Lent? When we hear this question, we register the “what” of Lent instead of the “why.” You see, the reason we forgo the things of this world is to open our hearts to the things beyond this world. When we say “no” to something inherently good, we have room to say “yes” to the Creator of good. When we sacrifice the earthly, we have more time for reaching the heavenly.

Join with our community at the Newman Center by replacing all of the good things we give up with two great things from God.

First, let’s commit to experiencing God’s mercy and love by making a sincere confession at least once during the 40 days. There’s confession on campus at the Newman Center, or you can go to a nearby parish.

Second, let’s choose daily this Lent to make the Word of God a part of our lives by reading the Bible every day (even if it’s just for 5 minutes) or joining a Lenten Bible study.

This Lent, let’s open our hearts to the grace that God delivers.