Lent is here! As we begin this sacred season in the Church—a season of penance, fasting, self-examination, and prayer—I thought it’d be a good idea to share a great homily given by Fr. Slavko Barbaric about fasting, almsgiving and prayer. Perhaps this will help us as we start to seriously contemplate these things this Lent.… Continue reading Reflection – Beginning Our Lenten Season…
February 25, 2007 – “Dear children! Open your heart to God’s mercy in this Lenten time. The Heavenly Father desires to deliver each of you from the slavery of sin. Therefore, little children, make good use of this time and through meeting with God in confession, leave sin and decide for holiness. Do this out… Continue reading Reflection – Our Lenten Season
September 25, 2017 – “Dear children! I am calling you to be generous in renunciation, fasting and prayer for all those who are in temptation, and are your brothers and sisters. In a special way I am imploring you to pray for priests and for all the consecrated, that they may love Jesus still more fervently; that… Continue reading Reflection – Sacrificing & Praying for Souls!
Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment. Perhaps he will again relent and leave behind… Continue reading Ash Wednesday
(via Inland Catholic Byte) In response to divisions that emerged from the presidential campaign and in support of healing and hope for the country, Bishop Gerald Barnes is asking parishes of the Diocese to participate in a one-day fast during the final 18 days leading up to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th… Continue reading Bishop Barnes Calling For Prayer & Fasting Before Inauguration
It’s been a long, exciting, exhausting and bumpy road, but America has made it. We are now mere hours away from the 2016 Presidential Election. There has never been a more critical time in this nation’s history since the Revolutionary War, and don’t let anyone fool you into thinking otherwise. This is the United States’ fork… Continue reading Prayer Alert: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election