A Letter from Father Lester

Dear Parish Family and Friends,

"As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus' thirst...He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you."
~ ~ ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta

"The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain."
~ ~ ~ St. Padre Pio

Where did the days go? March is here already and we continue "marching" in our journey of prayer, fasting and charitable works. The month of March is the beginning of spring, the start of new beginnings. And this is also the call of Lent, to make a fresh and new start in our life of faith and in our relationship with the Lord.

Consider joining us at St. Anthony Hospitality Sunday following the 9am mass this week. A team from Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and Mercy Foundation North will be with us. We will take this opportunity to learn about the services provided by the future Regional Cancer Center and cancer care in the north state.

Join us for our St. Patrick's Day Dinner on Saturday, March 16, at 6pm in St. Anthony Parish Hall. Tickets will be available at all weekend masses for $25.00 per person, 6 and under are free.

Plan to participate in our Communal Penance Service on Tuesday, March 12 at St. Anthony at 5:30pm. This is an opportunity for us to be reconciled with God who has been waiting for us. There will be other priests who will coming to hear confession.

Kindly check our schedule in the Bulletin or on our website. Find time to participate in our Lenten devotions and liturgical celebrations. Let us do something for our love of God and our love for those in need.
Pray always and persevere!
Fr. Lester

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Prayer of Surrender

Prayer of Surrender

Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will.

Whatever you may do, I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all.

Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures.

I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into your hands I commend my soul;

I offer it to you with all the love of my heart, for I love you, Lord,
and so need to give myself, to surrender myself into your hands,

without reserve, and with boundless confidence, for you are my Father.
-St. Charles de Foucauld

AMEN

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Readings for March 3rd, 2024

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 Commentaries for the Third Sunday of Lent (March 3rd, 2024)

*** Commentary for the Third Sunday of Lent
(March 3rd, 2024)
from "National Catholic Reporter"

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***Sunday Connection for the Third Sunday of Lent
(March 3rd, 2024)
from "Loyola Press Sunday Connection"

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*** Commentary for the Third Sunday of Lent
(March 3rd, 2024)
from "Catholic Culture"

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