As the Lenten Presentations for the Year of Faith come to a close we look forward to hearing from you as to where we should be headed next. Already, the Sunday morning group has asked that Father continue with presentations every other Sunday, or twice a month, after Easter. There will be isa survey available in the back of church and online at Survey Monkey for your comments and suggestions. Please take some time to fill one out and let us know what topic(s) you would like Father to speak on.
More Year of Faith Resources are available here.
THE YEAR OF FAITH – A SUGGESTION: Many parishioners have taken and are using a copy of Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion and Purpose. From that book, Kelly has a great idea on how we might make the Mass absolutely powerful in our life. On page 204 he writes:
"When you walk into Mass… simply ask God in the quiet of your heart, God, show me one way in this Mass that I can become a-better-version-of-myself this week!" Then listen…Listen to what God is saying to you in the music, through the readings, in the homily. Listen to the prayers of the Mass, and listen to the quiet of your heart. The one thing will strike you. Once it is revealed to you, spend the rest of the Mass praying about how you can live that one thing in the coming week.
Better than that…get a journal and write down inside the front cover, "God, show me one way in this Mass that I can become a-better-version-of-myself this week!" ..;Bring that journal to Mass every week. Try to arrive a few minutes early for Mass…When that one thing strikes you, write it in your Mass Journal. Now spend the rest of the Mass praying about how you can become a-better-version-of-yourself in that way during the week.
If you do that every Sunday for a year your Mass Journal will become an incredibly powerful spiritual tool.
Our Year Of Faith—A number of people have asked that we continue our faith development beyond our Lenten talks and to continue through the rest of the year. Because of that suggestion, we will have a talk on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month during coffee social time. If you have a topic that you would like to hear, please let me know.
|St. John's Catholic Church||Holy Rosary Catholic Church|
|10 East 5th Street||43 Upper Road|
|PO Box 549||Grand Portage, MN|
|Grand Marais, MN 55604||Mailing Address: PO Box 549|
|218-387-1409||Grand Marais, MN 55604|
|Saturday 5:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM||Sunday 12:00 PM|
|Daily Mass~Monday-Friday 8:15 AM|
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00 PM
or by appointment
Adoration: Wednesday 4:00-5:15 PM
followed by Benediction