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March 8, 2020 ✙ 2nd Sunday of Lent

Readings for March 8th, 2020

        Each year,on the second Sunday of Lent, the Church puts before us the transfiguration of Jesus. His face shone and His clothes became dazzling white. We too can experience transfiguration. Virtue transfigures us while sin disfigures us. Let us turn to the Lord for the help we need so that we can transfigure our live by the practice of virtue.
        Lord, you help us to change hatred to love. Lord, have mercy.
         Lord, you help us to change bitterness to forgiveness. Christ, have mercy.
         Lord, you help us to change sorrow into joy. Christ, have mercy.

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MONDAY, March 2nd:✟ Frank Garcia, by Alvin & Maria Garcia
TUESDAY, March 3rd: Intentions of Anita Wittig
WEDNESDAY, March 4th : In celebration of the Birthday of Jo Hansen ,by Jan Dusik
FRIDAY, March 6th:✟ Dave Barnett

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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

Second Sunday – The Transfiguration
Genesis 12: 1-4; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9
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.

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Reflections

Time for Adoration

The Gospels show clearly that Peter was a man of action;
He always needed to be doing something.
So on Mount Tabor, instead of contemplating
in silence and wonder the glory of his lord,
he wanted to build three tents.
There is a time for stillness,
for contemplation, for wonder,
and for adoration in the presence of God.
A time to heed the words of the psalmists:
" Be still and know that I am God! "
Sometimes, we are too busy.
It would be better to be silent,
to be listening, to be wondering,
and to be adoring in the presence of God.

Peter During the Transfiguration

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Why Do Catholics Do That?

What are the ways to navigate a Holier Lent? (continuation)
9. Pray the news. Pray for the people you read about in the newspaper or online in the news. Pick one celebrity, politician, criminal, or victim of natural disaster and pray for him or her for the rest of the week.
10. Spread hope, combat gossip. As an alternative to giving up social media for Lent, use it to encourage your fellow Lenten travelers. Post uplifting quotes, thoughts and reflections. Whatever you post, use it to encourage others and brighten their days.
11. Perform a Corporal Work of Mercy. Spread mercy to your fellow travelers at least once a week. The Corporal Works of Mercy are; feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead. 
12. Perform a Spiritual Work of Mercy. These are: instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, admonish the sinner, comfort the sorrowful, forgive injuries, bear wrongs patiently, and pray for the living and the dead. Try to do one of these every day. 
13. Read The Good Book. Far from being a dry narrative, the Bible is the longest love-letter ever written, the longest epic ever told. It’s filled with colorful characters and unexpected turns and twist-endings. Pick a book and read a chapter every day.
  (Growing in Faith- Lent 2016)

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

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