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March 15, 2020 ✙ 3rd Sunday of Lent

Readings for March 15th, 2020

        In today's Gospel, we read about the moving encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. During that time, Jesus told her about the gift God wanted to give her -the gift He called "living water". Here,we encounter Jesus and He offers us the same gift.
         Let us dispose ourselves to receive the "gift of God".
        Like a deer that yearns for running streams, our souls are yearning for you. Lord, have mercy.
        You preserve us for our happiness lies in you alone. Christ have mercy.
        Near restful waters, you lead us to revive our drooping spirits. Lord, have mercy.

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MONDAY, March 16th:Dave Barnett, by Bill Ackerman;
TUESDAY, March 17th: +Nancy Pecson;
WEDNESDAY, March 18th : For all suffering from the Corona Virus and those working to contain it;
THURSDAY, March 19th : +Pauline Helwig;
FRIDAY, March 20th:Intentions/Healing of Mary Forster, by Jan Weldon

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A Prayer for our Troops

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Please Pray for these men and women in the service of our country:

SFC Gilbert Delgado
Brian Tucker
Tim Birimisa-Fasano, Army Kyle McGill, US Army Infantry
Frank Baker-Gleason, US
Coast Guard

Nick Kennedy, USN

Army Commander Michael Quigley, US Navy James Chapman
Kristin Chapman, USAF Seamus Weston
Sarah Manley, USAF Alicia Delahunty
Andy Harrison, USAF Robert A. Wharton
Nickolaus Swanson
Master Sgt. Ray Olmos Jr.
SSG Trevor Oxman Roy Walters

Amen.

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Readings For Lent

Third Sunday – Jesus and the Samaritan Woman Exodus 17:3-7; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42
Fourth Sunday – Jesus and the Blind Man
1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
Fifth Sunday – Jesus Raising Lazarus
Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45.
Palm Sunday - Passion of the Lord
Mathew 21:1-11;Philippians 2:6-11;Mathew 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54
Easter Sunday - Resurrection of the Lord
Acts 10:34A, 37-43; Colosians 3:1-4 or
I Corinthians 5:6B-8; John 20:1-9.

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Reflections

The Further Thirst

There is a thirst in every human heart.
Each of us is like that lonely Samaritan woman.
We are thirsting for something,
something that will satisfy all our longings.
But often we search in the wrong places.
We draw water from many wells:
the water of praise to quench our thirst for self-esteem;
the water of success to quench our thirst for importance;
the water of pleasure to quench our thirst for joy...
But we still get thirsty.
Only God can give us what we are looking for.
He alone can cause a spring to well up inside us.
The water from this spring will sustain us
in our journey to the Promised Land of eternal life..

Peter During the Transfiguration

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Why Do Catholics Do That?

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

        In the Eucharist, Jesus is truly present in his own Body and Blood in the form of bread (the Host). At certain times, the Host is placed in a beautifully decorated receptacle, the monstrance. This is exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
         In the monstrance, Jesus is clearly visible to all. When we kneel, sit, or are otherwise present before the Body of Christ exposed in a monstrance, we can adore Him. In this way of praying, the Lord is very near to us. He is physically present with us. You can look at Jesus and tell Him anything. You may put all your worries and troubles in His hands. All you have to do is quietly be near Jesus. Nothing else is important. That is silent adoration.
         St. John Vianney (+1859), a parish priest of Ars, France, told the story of a farmer who spent hours in the church just looking at the tabernacle. When Fr. Vianney asked what he was doing, the farmer said: “I am here with Jesus. He looks at me, and I look at him.” That farmer shows us the essence of adoration.
We can show our love for Jesus simply by looking at Him and being with Him. This is a very personal and intimate form of meeting Him. For an encounter with Jesus, you do not need words.
(Tweeting with God – Michel Remery)

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✟ ✟ ✟ Lenten Schedule of St. Anthony's , Mt. Shasta &
St. Joseph's, McCloud ✟ ✟ ✟

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